Letsu Go! in ImaginAsian Art Exhibit

April 8, 2010

in Fun

Back in 1998, I sent in a photo of a couple of turtles that was published in the Rafu Shimpo for a “Wild Life” themed photo contest. Probably the only time I submitted a photo anywhere … until now! I am thankful and honored that this photo I took at the Tanabata Festival last year has been accepted into an art exhibit celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Tanabata Dance

Tanabata Dance

How I wish I could be in Indiana tonight!

ImaginAsian: Identity and Experience in Contemporary Asian Pacific America
April 2, 2010 – May 9, 2010
Opening reception: April 9, 6pm – 8pm

Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

ImaginAsian contributors:
Kate Agathon, Keiko Agena, Jimmy Aquino, Jeremy Arambulo, Lindsay Bauer, Darren Lee Brown, Minh Carrico, Jef Castro, Roxana Cazan, May-Lee Chai, Lillian Chan, Bernard Chang, Cliff Chiang, Dan Choi, Keith Chow, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Dawen, Far East Movement, Angelina Fielding, Kip Fulbeck, Kian Goh, Larry Hama, Lisa Hanasono, Congressman Mike Honda, Edward Hong, Senator Daniel Inouye, Michael Kang, Margaret Kasahara, Maxine Hong Kingston, Yuri Kochiyama, Stella Lai, Jennifer 8. Lee, Judy Lei, Jianming Li, Tao Lin, Jerry Ma, Nhat Meyer, Goh Nakamura, Kim-Duyen Nguyen, Bich Minh Nguyen, Bao Phi, Parry Shen, Akemi Shimbashi, Beau Sia, William L. Snyder, Lac Su, Ryan Suda, Amy Tan, Nishiki Tayui, Tak Toyoshima, Donnytello Tran, Sophia Travis, Phil Yu, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Joz Wang, Frank Wu, William Wu, Jeff Yang

Letsu Go! photo details:
Tanabata Dance
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA
August 14, 2009
Yosakoi Sooran Kashu Rengo Hyuga performs at the opening ceremony of the 1st Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival, a part of the 69th Annual Nisei Week Festival celebrating Japanese American culture.

Check out the ImaginAsian exhibition pieces (pdf), contributor biographies (pdf), and Facebook group! Proceeds from the event will go towards the purchase of Asian American Studies materials for the Purdue University Libraries.

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Bil Jablonski January 11, 2011 at 6:22 am

Having the opportunity to ask Eddie Inyoe a WW-2 Internee (Japan) to speak at Citrus College in Glendora of his experince. He is on video in the Library of that college and later fought in the Korean War! It is there for the viewing,check it out. Bill Jablonski


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