BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20071019T000000Z DTEND:20080114T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese Ame rican Internment Camps 1942-1946</strong>\n\nThe Japanese word gaman means "enduring what seems unbearable with patience and dignity." In this spiri t\, 120\,000 Japanese Americans -- including men\, women\, children\, the elderly\, and the infirm -- survived the internment camps of World War II. Despite these hardships\, they whittled and carved\, painted and etched\, stitched and crocheted—fashioning furniture from scrap lumber\, carving teapots from slate\, and making pendants from toothbrush handles -- to ad d beauty to the bleak surroundings and purpose to their daily life. What t hey created is a celebration of the nobility of the human spirit in advers ity. This exhibition shows the amazing range of their creativity.\n\nBased on the book <em>The Art of Gaman</em>\, by Delphine Hirasuna\, the exhibi tion originated and was first shown at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco.\n\nOregon Historical Society\n1200 SW Park Avenue\nPortlan d\, OR 97205\n(503) 222-1741\n<a href=""></a> \n<a></a> SUMMARY:Exhibition at the Oregon Historical Society -- The Art of Gaman -- October 19\, 2007 - January 4\, 2008 URL:/en/events/2007/10/19/exhibition-at-the-oregon-historical-society----th e/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR