Saturday, April 24, 2010, 12 noon – 3pm
Nikkei Centre will be holding a fun, family friendly spring event, featuring performances (Japanese taiko and dance), arts & crafts (origami, sumie ink painting, paper cherry blossoms, kites), and special food and hand made crafts tables. And yes, Ricepaper will be one of those tables.
In addition, a new exhibition Half & Half will be having its opening day at the Japanese Canadian National Museum. At 1pm, there will be an opening reception with artists Mary Anne Tateishi (painting) and Robert Shiozaki (pottery and mixed media) will be on hand to discuss the collection and its connection with their roots and ancestry.
An excerpt on the exhibition from the Japanese Canadian National Museum website:“Mary Anne Tateishi’s abstract paintings illustrate the vibrancy and vitality of Powell Street when it was a bustling and busy community before the war. She imagines what life for Japanese Canadians might have been like if there wasn’t a war. In contrast, Robert Shiozaki has created a place of contemplation in the middle of the gallery that inspires reflections on living history – how the museum collections represent the continuum and evolution of Japanese Canadian society. Together these artists explore their own unique perspectives on the passage of time, and their own place in the community.”