Thursday, May 6, 2010

Speaking at Winning the Peace @ JASC on Fri @ 7pm

“Winning the Peace: The Story of Chicagoans in the Military Intelligence Service, 1941-1952”
Japanese American Service Committee
May 7-June 30, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, May 7, 2010 7:00pm
Free Admission
4427 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

"Winning the Peace" tells the story of the Military Intelligence Service, a special unit formed out of Japanese American soldiers trained as linguist to fight in the Pacific Theater. The opening will have a ceremonial color-guard, presented by the Nisei Post No. 1183. A short address will follow by Laura Kina, DePaul University Associate Professor Art, Media, & Design, Vincent de Paul Professor & Director Asian American Studies.

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For more information, contact Karen Kanemoto via email or call 773.275.0097 ext 222

This exhibit was made possible by grant assistance from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service; Japanese American Service Committee; Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago, Tom T. Arai Bequest; Chicago Nisei Post No. 1183, American Legion; Japanese American Citizens League, Chicago Chapter; and Chicago Japanese American Historical Society.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Selected of the Selected

Two of my Devon Avenue Sampler are included in this show.

The 12 artists for this exhibition were selected by three person jury, made up this year by Alma Ruiz, Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA; and David Pagel, Associate Professor of Art Theory and History at the Claremont Graduate University and Art Critic for the Los Angeles Times.

May 7-26th, 2010
Opening Reception: May 7, 2010 7:00-9:00pm

Korean Cultural Center
5505 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 900036
Tel: 323-936-7141

"A Many-Splendored Thing"

Laura Kina - "A Many-Splendored Thing"
April 2-May 31, 2010
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60601
Organized in conjunction with the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media's
(FAAIM) 15th Annual Asian American Showcase

Gene Siskel Film Center Gallery is open when the box office is open - M-F after 5-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 2-9:30pm. For sales, press inquiries, or to arrange a private tour during business hours (M-F 10-5pm) contact the curator Larry Lee at or 773-263-9961

(Left) Devon Ave. Sampler: New York Kosher, Hand embroidery on khadi fabric with mirrors, 24x16 in., 2009

(Center) Devon Ave. Sampler: Golda Meir/Gandhi Marg, Hand embroidery on khadi fabric, 16x40 in., 2009

(Right) Devon Ave. Sampler: Pekin House Chop Suey, Hand embroidery on khadi fabric with mirrors, 24x16 in., 2009

Hapa Soap Opera #5 (Joey Nakayama, Robert Karimi, Jef French) Oil on canvas, 72” x 48”, 2003
Hapa Soap Opera #4 (Ann Marie Lickteig, Justin Frolich, Margaret Erdmann) Oil on canvas, 72” x 48”, 2003

Top Row:

Aloha Dreams: Pearl Harbor, Oil on wood panel, 30x30 in. 2007

Ocean View Inn, Oil on wood panel, 30" x 30", 2008

Aloha Dreams: Porthole, Oil and colored pencil on wood panel, 30x30 in. 2007

Bottom Row:

Aloha Dreams: Tabu, Oil on wood panel, 30x30 in. 2007

Aloha Dreams: Matson, Enamel on wood panel, 30x30 in. 2007


Hapa Soap Opera #7 (Sarah Macaraeg, Eric Byler, Camilla Fojas)

Oil on canvas, 72” x48”, 2004

(Left) Loving Series: Erik Glenn Charcoal on paper, 42.5 x 34 in., 2006

(Center) Loving Series: Evelina Perez Charcoal on paper, 42.5 x 34 in., 2006

(Right) Loving Series: Greg Grucel Charcoal on paper, 42.5 x 34 in. 2006

The Blessers (missions Sunday worship service with the Leatherwoods at Faith Fellowship Church, Silverdale WA)
Oil on canvas, 48” x 72”, 2008

Spam Sushi Acrylic and collage on canvas, 36 x 48”, 1995, Private collection.
Tea Party Oil on canvas, 36” x 42”, 1994, Private collection.

The Aronsons Mixed media on canvas, 70” x 36”, 2001

Famous Asian Americans in History
Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, 20 drawings @ 12”x 12” each, 1995

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: Nobel Prizewinning Astrophysicist

Ellison Onizuka: Astronaut

Dr. Sammy Lee: Olympic Diver

Connie Chung: Journalist

Carlos Bulosan: Author

Frank Chin: Author

Maxine Hong Kingston: Author

Elaine H. Kim: Professor Asian American Studies

Yo-Yo Ma: Cellist

Sessue Hayakawa: Actor

Anna May Wong: Actress

Wayne Wang: Film Director

Flossie Wong-Stall: Virologist or Irene Natividad: Activist?

Harry Lee: Sheriff Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Yuri Koshiyama: Civil Rights Acivists

Senator Daniel Inouye: Senator of Hawai’i

Chitra Banerjee: Author

Maya Ling Lin: Architect/Artist

I.M. Pei: Architect

Alfred Sung: Fashion Designer

Kadosh Acrylic and collage on canvas, 30”x30”, 1999, Private collection.