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SAN FRANCISCO– Crafting Something from Nothing: Voices From the Camps

September 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am11:30 am

SAN FRANCISCO– Poetry, memoir, and performances by survivors and their descendants, followed by a reception in the gallery. Participants include Brian Komei Dempster, Barbara Horiuchi, Janice Mirikitani, Brynn Saito, Sumer Seiki, Florence Ohmura Dobashi, Sato Hashizume, Kazuko Iwahashi, Toru Saito, Harumi Serata, and more. A reception will follow in the gallery. 

Event: Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Fromm Hall, FR 115, Berman Room at the University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St. (at Cole), San Francisco, CA 94117

Event URL: https://www.usfca.edu/event/2017-09-14-1700/crafting-something-nothing-voices-the-camps

This event is presented in conjunction with the Thacher Gallery exhibition Something from Nothing: Art and Handcrafted Objects from America’s Concentration Camps, on view August 21 – November 15, 2017.

The Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery at the University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St. (at Cole), San Francisco, CA 94117

On View: August 21- Nov 15, 2017

Thacher Gallery  is free and open to the public from noon until 6 p.m. daily.

Something from Nothing features over 100 objects created by incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II. Included are handmade objects, historical artifacts, and photographs from the collection of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) as well as two contemporary art installations by Barbara Horiuchi and Marlene Iyemura. Co-presented with the National Japanese American Historical Society. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities,a nonprofit partner of the NEH. Visit calhum.org

For more information, go to https://www.usfca.edu/thacher-gallery or contact Glori Simmons, Director, (415) 422-5178, thachergallery@usfca.edu.

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: ART AND HANDCRAFTED OBJECTS FROM AMERICA’S CONCENTRATION CAMPS is a project supported by California Humanities’ Humanities for All Project Grant.  To learn more about Humanities for All Grants, please visit our webpage HERE.




September 14, 2017
10:00 am – 11:30 am
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