The Yonsei Memory Project will host a virtual showcase of DOR artists

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Kristen Murakoshi

On Friday, February 18, from 5-6:30 p.m. PT, Yonsei Memory Project will host a virtual evening of remembrance, storytelling, and imagination highlighting the work of three Yonsei artists: photographer Kristen Murakoshi, comic artist Sam Nakahira and author Maggie Tokuda-Hall.

This Zoom event is open to all ages. Register in advance and receive the Zoom event link by going to: https://fresnostate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucuGsqTgjH90Io5JuVga5s_jQ9oQzO08G

Commemorating the annual Day of Remembrance – which marks the signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942, which led to the incarceration of the Japanese-American community during World War II – the artist exhibition explores how creativity brings life to our common community history and the door. Conversations and presentations will show how artists of all genres uniquely interpret the past and envision the future legacy of Japanese American incarceration and survival.

Sam Nakahira

The evening will be hosted by Nikiko Masumoto, Patricia Miye Wakida and Brynn Saito from the Yonsei Memory Project. The heart of YMP is motivation to animate our community stories and use our creativity to organize events that engage everyone in remembrance.

Murakoshi is an editorial and commercial portrait and lifestyle photographer. Nakahira is a comic book artist and illustrator. Tokuda-Hall is the author of young adult novels, graphic novels, and picture books. Masumoto is an organic farmer, memory keeper and artist. Wakida is an artist, writer and community historian. Saito is a poet, writer and educator.

Visit https://www.yonseimemoryproject.com/dor2022 for more information about the event.

This event is made possible through the support of the California Wellness Foundation and individual community donors.

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