BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1401@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090124T000000Z DTEND:20090315T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong><em>Desert Sands</em></strong>\nPhotographs by Emily Ha nako Momohara\nwith art from internment camps\nJanuary 24 - March 15\, 200 9\n<a href="http://www.oregonnikkei.org/exhibits.htm#momohara">Exhibit inf ormation</a>\n<em>Through photography\, I create my own versions of the pa st as they relate to my current world. They are constructions\, interpreta tions\, illusions\, and myths of what happened. The imagery is a personal journey of discovery and loss.</em>\n- Emily Hanako Momohara\n\nEmily Hana ko Momohara is a sansei and Assistant Professor of Art\, Photography at th e Art Academy of Cincinnnati. During World War II\, her family was sent to Minidoka (she hails from the Seattle area)\, located in southern Idaho\, where most of the Oregon Nikkei affected by internment were relocated. She struggles to understand the legacy of that experience\, and her journey t o find this heritage is the springboard for her artwork.\n\n<em>The physic al remnants of the incarceration camp have become shrine-like in my mind. Sand\, sagebrush\, barbed wire\, and pottery shards have replaced the stor ies that are lost from my family’s experience. In the </em>Desert Sands< em> series\, I have used sand in various ways to bury\, build\, obscure\, and reveal the experience of my family members. This methodology refers to archaeology\, burial and death\, and the desolation of the desert. I use objects that symbolize the holes in my family stories: the Japanese cultur e my family was ashamed of during the war and incarceration.</em>\n- Emily Hanako Momohara\n\nHer photography series <em>Desert Sands</em> will be o n display January 24 through March 15\, 2009. Accompanying <em>Desert Sand s</em> will be a series of black and white photographs taken at the Minido ka site by Ms. Momohara\, as well as an exemplary exhibition of art made b y residents of the internment camps (primarily Minidoka and Tule Lake).\n\ nOregon Nikkei Legacy Center\n121 NW 2nd Ave.\nPortland\, OR 97209\n503-2 24-1458\n<a href="http://www.oregonnikkei.org">www.oregonnikkei.org</a> SUMMARY:Exhibit Opening: Desert Sands URL:/en/events/2009/01/24/exhibit-opening-desert-sands/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR