Int’l Chinese Calligraphy Exhibit

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Art, China, International, Lecture-Demo | 0 comments

The international calligraphy exhibit is soooo worth your time.  Calligraphy artist Harber Chang is there all day until 6PM to help explain the dozens upon dozens of scrolls from around the world on the walls of the Aurora Central Library’s Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy.  An outstanding effort by Mr. Chang and his colleagues to bring this amazing exhibit to Colorado.  Thank you, Mr. Chang!  Sadly, it ends this Saturday, January 28th.  Hear the closing calligraphy lecture at 2PM....

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Japanese Kite Festival

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in #coloradoasian, Art, Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Japan, Lecture-Demo, Youth | 0 comments

Japanese Kite Lecture & Demonstration wadako with Japanese Traditional Kite Artists Wed., August 6th | 12:00 – 1:00 PM The Pavillion at Stapleton Central Park Kite Lecture & Demonstration 8601 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Denver, CO 80238 Free Admission/All ages are welcome Kite Master Mikio Toki and Kite Artist Scott Skinner will present a lecture and demonstrate decorating of traditional Tokyo style kites For more information, please contact: Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver  MORE…  Japanese Kite-Making Workshop, Aug. 5 | 9-11 or 1-3 Registration | | (303)592-5364  1st Annual Japanese Kite-Flying Festival, Aug. 6 | 11–3 See this attachment for sponsors and more...

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A Call for APA Artists

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in APA, Art, Arts & Culture | 0 comments

Calling all Asian American/Pacific Islander faculty, staff, students, and community artists! The Morgan Library is launching a new project to highlight Asian American/Pacific Islander faculty, staff, students, and community artists during the Asian American/Pacific Islander Awareness month this April 2014! Artwork will be displayed in the 1st National Bank Gallery in the Morgan Library (located by Morgan’s Grind). For the artwork specifications, the exhibit will be seeking 2D pieces only, general dimensions right around 40×40. The library can accommodate bigger works so if there is an artist(s) who have a large 2D piece, the library can judge this on a case by case basis. Garrett Mynatt from the Morgan Library is coordinating this project. He would need to have everything in the library the week of March 24th. He will begin accepting artwork on that Monday the 24th through Friday the 28th. Artwork will be displayed through the month of April. If you have questions or need more specific information and details about submitting artwork, please contact Garrett Mynatt, (720) 320-4996 or email him at Please consider submitting your artwork to Garrett and share this information with other Asian American/Pacific Islander artists that you know! A/PACC and the Morgan Library would love to showcase the diversity and talents of our Asian American/Pacific Islander faculty, staff, students, and community...

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“Dust Storm” — tonight at History Colorado

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in Art, Arts & Culture, Educational, Immigration, Japan, museums, Theatre | 0 comments

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, sending more than 120,000 Japanese Americans living on the west coast to 10 internment camps located in Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, inland California, and Colorado.  The decision was called “a military necessity,” but the Japanese Americans affected were not charged with crimes or even given judicial hearings. They were targeted because of widespread fear that people of Japanese descent were spies and loyal to Japan, though nearly 60% were American citizens. Tonight, Wed., February 19th, 7:00 PM, History Colorado is proud to partner with Theatre Esprit Asia to celebrate the Day of Remembrance, 71 years after Executive Order 9066 was signed, with a production of Rick Foster’s play “Dust Storm”. “Dust Storm” is a coming of age story about Seiji, a rebellious Japanese American youth interned during WWII. Journey through his eyes as he experiences the shock of forced relocation and imprisonment, to anger and violence, and finally from confused guilt to emerging insight. Using the art of Chiura Obata, also an interned US citizen and artist of international renown, this solo work relives a tragic period of American history through a powerful tale of hope and redemption. Tickets are $8.50 for History Colorado members and $10 for the general...

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