It has become a very beautiful time of year to go outside. I feel the life force of plants that grow beyond the boundary. On May 27th, 2016, Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima since its 1945 nuclear bombing. He paid respect to the victims of the world's first atomic bomb deployment. Veterans For Peace responded to Obama at Hiroshima with an apology from Veterans For Peace to the Japanese people and the world, and they called for Nuclear Disarmament in their Lifetime. There are many Americans who are atomic bomb victims such as soldiers, scientists, and Native Americans in the United States.
“Nobody wins a war.”
I hope you have a peaceful Memorial Day !
Arts to End Violence
The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center works to strengthen this neighborhood by making it safer and healthier for all residents. They asked young people and adults to submit pieces of art featuring messages of peace, community, and nonviolence such as the fight against gun violence.
Brooklyn was the first place I lived in the USA. In those days, I had been told to not ride the subway after midnight. It was an era of danger and tension. I participated in the exhibition "Arts to End Violence” because I remembered my dangerous experience and my poem that I made at that time. Also, the shooting death of a Japanese foreign student was terribly shocking and frightening. I made a new piece with my statement about gun violence for the exhibition.
can you see
dimly seen muddy seen
or more clear
you want to know
you run after
you run before
you can not catch yourself
you can catch
go through inside you
can you see
When I began living in the USA as an international student, there was a hot topic in the press, a Japanese student was shot to death in the USA. Yoshihiro Hattori was an exchange student residing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. On October 17, 1992, on his way to a Halloween party, he went to the wrong house by accident. The property owner, Rodney Peairs, shot and killed Yoshihiro, thinking he was trespassing with criminal intent. This homicide and Peairs' acquittal in the state court of Louisiana received worldwide attention. After the trial, Peairs told the press that he would never again own a gun. However, this same kind of incident occurs frequently in the USA.
Living in the melting pot of New York City, I have become aware of the necessity for having many more keys than in Japan. Security concerns are heightened at this time of increased immigration. If America's gun society was born from the key society, the answer to changing the gun society might begin from thinking about why we need keys.
Arts to End Violence
May 19 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm Opening
Gallery Walk-In Hours:
Wednesday, May 23 from 3 PM - 6 PM
Thursday, May 24 from 11 AM - 2 PM
Friday, May 25 from 11 AM - 2 PM
Tuesday, May 31 from 3 PM - 6 PM
Wednesday, June 1 from 3 PM - 6 PM
Thursday, June 2 from 11 AM - 2 PM
Ron Taylor Gallery
1160 St Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213
For more info.Call Marlies (718) 619 4248
The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in Partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, present the exhibition "Uptown Arts Review" that is a part of Uptown Arts Stroll 2016.
Uptown Arts Review
Curated by Andrea Arroyo
June 6 Monday -30 Thursday, 10am-5pm
June 6 Monday 6-9pm Opening
June 20 Monday 6-8pm Artist talk and workshop
Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive (at 135th Street),
New York, NY 10031.
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
Women printmakers of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
Curated by Jazmine Catasus
May 5 Thursday Opening 7-9 pm
325 Franklin Ave Brooklyn,
New York 11238
from key to key
Period TBD Please call 212-784-0694 to verify access
Hills Learning Asian language school
315 Madison Ave on 42nd St, Suite 900 New York NY 10017