BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1346@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20070114T000000Z DTEND:20070225T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center will host a collaborative show featuring art quilts by Cathy Erickson and poetry by Margaret Chula entitl ed <em><strong>WHAT REMAINS: Art Quilts and Poetry on Japanese Americans i n Internment Camps</strong></em>. The exhibit opens on January 14\, 2007 with a public reception from 1pm-3pm. The artists will give a slide show a nd talk about their collaborative process during the reception. <em>WHAT R EMAINS</em> will be on view until February 25\, 2007.\n\n<em>WHAT REMAINS< /em> is the result of four years of collaboration between local artists Ma rgaret Chula\, an internationally known haiku poet\, and Cathy Erickson\, a prolific quilt artist. This series of quilts and poems represents the te n World War II internment camps\, as well as a cross-section of internee l ife. "In the 1940's over 120\,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned in in ternment camps. From the new born baby to the aging grandfather\, all thei r lives were changed dramatically. Now only photos\, stories\, and rubble remain of that time. The art quilts and poetry in this series try to captu re the spirit of what remains sixty years later" [Chula and Erickson\, 200 6].\n\nDuring the opening reception the artists will give a slide show and talk about their creative process. "Each piece was made from the viewpoin t of a different person who was interned in the camps such as a father\, a young boy\, a grandmother\, or a young girl whose brother went off to war . Photographs\, letters\, and historical documents were used as background information in addition to visiting with people who took part in this pie ce of American History" [Erickson\, 2006]. They will also discuss their th eories and methodology for artistic collaboration. "Collaboration is like a mirror that shows each artist not just a mimicry of her work but reflec ts a subtlety that she was not able to see before. The words of poem all ow the quilt artist to look deeper into the fabric of her creation to see the layers that were not visible before. For the poet\, words take on text ure\, color\, linear rhythm—rhythm of lines and shapes rather than iambs . The sum of the piece becomes more than itself" [Chula\, 2006]. \n\nPle ase join us for a chance to meet the artists and hear their stories and in spirations surrounding the creation this exhibit.\n\n<strong><em>WHAT REMA INS: Art Quilts & Poetry on Japanese Americans in Internment Camps</em>\nE xhibition dates: January 14 – February 25\, 2007</strong>\n\nOregon Nikk ei Legacy Center\n121 NW Second Avenue\nPortland\, OR 97209\n(503) 224-145 8\n<a href="http://www.oregonnikkei.org">www.oregonnikkei.org</a>\n<a>onlc @oregonnikkei.org</a>\n\nExhibit hours: Tues – Sat 11-3 and Sun 12-3\n$3 .00 donation\, free to members of ONLC\n\nOregon Nikkei Legacy Center (ONL C) is a Japanese American history center that preserves and shares the his tory and culture of Japanese Americans in Oregon. A project of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment\, ONLC creates and hosts exhibits\, provides speakers fo r schools and community organizations\, offers public programs\, records v ideotaped oral histories\, and preserves historic documents and artifacts. SUMMARY:Exhibit--"WHAT REMAINS: Art Quilts & Poetry on Japanese Americans i n Internment Camps" URL:/en/events/2007/01/14/exhibit-what-remains/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR