Art in the Camps
Second Thursdays at NJAHS: Film screening and program. Thursday, October 14, 2010. 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the NJAHS Peace Gallery
Date: Thursday October 14, 2010
Film Screening: Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto
Executive producers: Karen L. Ishizuka & Robert A. Nakamura. Editor: John Esaki.
From Japan to California, on to Paris, then to concentration camps in Arkansas that transformed his art forever and finally to New York, Henry Sugimoto (1900-1990) pursued what he called, “the path of an artist.” Sugimoto’s recently translated memoirs, brought to life by Academy Award nominated actor Mako, reveal the artist’s own journey through his life and art. Features his paintings and sketches, rare archival footage, and film of the artist just before his death.
Produced for the exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience. 30 min. Color VHS. For home use only.
AWARDS: 22nd Annual Telly Awards, Bronze Statuette, 2001; The Videographer Awards, Award of Distinction, 2001
Speaker: Betty Kano
After the movie Professor and visual artist Betty Kano of San Francisco State Univeristy will give a 30 minute lecture on art in camps.