OF LITTLE BOY
6-October 7, 2005 & October 15, 2005-January 31, 2006
For Peace, Part I & II
Exhibition: Aug 6-Oct 7 & Oct 15- Jan 31
NJAHS PEACE GALLERY
National Japanese American Historical Society
Cultural/ political art exhibition and performance series commemorating
the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
Our goal is to promote a dialogue for peace and reconciliation through
the art. We reach out to the Asian American community, peace activists
and the at-large multi-cultural community of the San Francisco Bay Area.
6, 2005 through January 31, 2006
Presented by the National Japanese American Historical Society, this art
exhibition, curated by Robert Hanamura, takes place in two parts- PART
1 (Aug. 6 - Oct. 7), the dialogue begins with the artists listed
below. The dialogue continues in PART II (Oct. 15, 2005 - Jan. 31,
2006) with additional artists.
Oct. 15- Jan. 31 NJAHS PEACE GALLERY ART EXHIBIT
1684 Post St. San Francisco
& Toshi MARUKI
Hom's "Caged Freedom," pastel and gouache on paper, 2005
All events are free.
every moment art is a testament of its time and consciousness. In “Ghosts
of Little Boy: Artists for Peace, Part II” art from the past, the
present and the future are brought together to commemorate the 60th anniversary
of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The exhibit at NJAHS
Peace Gallery opens on Saturday, October 15 with a reception from 5 to
7 pm featuring mistress of butoh, artist Hiroko Tamano.
Concurrently with the exhibition, there will be a Video Film Festival
at NJAHS Peace Gallery starting with a showing of “Barefoot Gen”
on Friday, November 11, from 6 to 8 pm. Other showings will be on Fridays,
6 - 8 pm, December 2, January 13 and 27, 2006. Discussion and light
refreshments follow all showings which are free of charge.
Obata's "Devastation," watercolor onpaper, 1945
exhibit helps us to understand through the artists, films, documentaries
and discussions, the impact through the decades of this event of sixty
on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (AWRIC)
January 13, 2006 6pm - 10 pm: Hiroshima
In the NJAHS Gallery: Long (3 hrs) spell-binding made-for-TV drama undertakes
the narrative from both sides, showing parallels and devastating differences
in an even-handed, insightful and accurate way. A joint Japanese and Canadian
production, with the Japanese portion effective and authentic characterizations
of Japan’s Emperor, military leaders and human cost. The historical
scope and accuracy is riveting, acting tops.
January 27, 2006 5 pm - 9 pm: Exhibit Closing
Party and Screening of Trinity: The Atomic Bomb Movie
closing party at the NJAHS Peace Gallery for Ghosts of Little Boy Art
Exhibit will feature poetry from Genny Lim, Al Robles, Janice Mirikitani,
Shing02 and Nancy Hom and music from Francis Wong as well as refreshments
beginning at 5 pm. The film screenings will begin at 6:15 pm.
There will be two films shown. The first is Steven Okazaki’s award-winning
documentary on hibakusha in Hiroshima, The Mushroom Club. The second is
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie which is a very amazing, emotional,
visual and gut-wrenching reaction to nuclear arms. From Hiroshima to the
global present, the history of atomic and hydrogen bomb design, production
and testing by the United States on cities, islands, underwater, underground
and in the atmosphere. Rare, archival footage of nuclear bomb tests conducted
by Great Britain, China and Russia are astonishing. Produced by Peter
Kuran, narrated by William Shatner (1995).
more information contact:
NJAHS, 1684 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94115
Fax: 415. 921. 5087