BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5331@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20170413T000000Z DTEND:20170603T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<span style="font-size: small\;"><strong>The Flomenhaft Gallery </strong>&nbsp\;is proud to present an exhibit of the newest exciting pain tings by&nbsp\;<strong>Roger Shimomura.</strong>&nbsp\;He said of his art\ , &ldquo\;Central to my work is the manipulation of common objects into so mething other than what they are.&rdquo\; In fact all of Roger&rsquo\;s ar t is about Roger and reflects his connection to American Pop Art as he man ipulates not only objects but people\, sometimes harshly\, sometimes with humor. He is third generation Japanese American\, known as a Sansei\, and he was two years old when his family was taken along with 120\,000 other J apanese Americans from their homes\, their businesses\, leaving all their belongings\, and put into Minidoka\, one of the many internment camps wher e they remained behind bars throughout World War II. That experience has l ived forever in his memory and has created in Roger a deep sense of empath y for discrimination against any and all races and religions in America. H is art is created with a great sense of humanity\, reflecting his associat ion with every bias that might threaten our democracy.\n\nAn opening recep tion will be held on April 13 from 6-8 PM\, and the exhibition will be on display until June 3. SUMMARY:Roger Shimomura: Minidoka and Beyond URL:/en/events/2017/04/13/roger-shimomura-minidoka-and-beyond/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR