BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3954@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20121113T000000Z DTEND:20121113T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<a href="mailto:?subject=The%20Artist%20and%20the%20Archive:%20 A.I.R.%20Roger%20Shimomura%20and%20Keiko%20Wright&amp\;body=http://www.nyu -apastudies.org/2012/event/the-artist-and-the-archive-a-i-r-roger-shimomur a-and-keiko-wright/" target="_blank"></a>\n<strong></strong> <a href="http ://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/HIRO_still03.jpg "> </a> NYU Alum and 2012 Student Academy Award Winner <strong>Keiko Wrigh t</strong> screens <em>HIRO &ndash\; A Story of Japanese Internment</em> \ , a moving documentary exploring her grandfather&rsquo\;s experience in H eart Mountain during World War II. 2012-13 A/P/A Artist-in-Residence <str ong>Roger Shimomura</strong> joins Wright to discuss the role of historica l memory in the creative process. <strong>G.W. (Greg) Kimura</strong> \, t he President/CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles\, California\, leads the discussion.\n\n<strong>Please RSVP by Friday\, Nov ember 9\, 2012 </strong> <strong></strong> <strong></strong> at www.apa.ny u.edu.<strong> Reservations are also accepted via email (apa.rsvp@nyu.edu) or phone (212.992.9653).</strong>\n<em>Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Cinema Studies\, Japanese American Association of New York\, Japanese American National Museum\, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts\, Office of Student Affairs.</em>\n<strong><a href="http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012 /wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2012.09.19_RS1.jpg"> </a> Roger Shimomura</str ong> &rsquo\;s paintings\, prints\, and theatre pieces address sociopolit ical issues of ethnicity. He was born in Seattle\, Washington and spent t wo years of his early childhood in Minidoka (Idaho)\, one of ten concentr ation camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. He has had over 1 35 solo exhibitions of paintings and prints\, and has presented his exper imental theatre pieces at such venues as the Franklin Furnace in New York City\, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis\, and The Smithsonian Institutio n in Washington\, DC. He is the recipient of more than 30 grants\, of whi ch four are National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Painting and Performance Art. Shimomura has taught at the University of Kansas\, where he was designated a University Distinguished Professor (1994)\, and Carl eton College. He is the recipient of awards from the College Art Associat ion\, Seattle Urban League\, Kansas Governor&rsquo\;s Office\, Asian Amer ican Arts Alliance\, University of Washington\, and\, in 2011\, was desig nated a United States Artist Fellow. Shimomura is the 2012-13 A/P/A Artis t-in-Residence.\n\n<strong><a href="http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012/wp- content/uploads/2012/08/Keiko-Wright.jpg"> </a> Keiko Wright</strong> is a Chicago-born filmmaker. In 2011\, she graduated from New York University &rsquo\;s Tisch School of the Arts where she received a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a concentration in film and television post-production. She has directed and produced several short-form documentaries. Her most recent film\, <em>HIRO &ndash\; A Story of Japanese Internment</em> \, is a 2012 Student Academy Award Winner.\n\n<strong><a href="http://www.nyu-apastudie s.org/2012/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/G.W.-Kimura.jpg"> </a> G. W. (Greg) Kimura</strong> \, Ph.D. is the Japanese American National Museum&rsquo\; s President and Chief Executive Officer and immediate past president and CEO of the Alaskan Humanities Forum (Alaska&rsquo\;s state humanities cou ncil). Dr. Kimura has an extensive academic background as a department he ad and professor with a Masters in Divinity from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from Cambridge University.\n\nYou can fi nd the APA Institute's website here: www.apa.nyu.edu SUMMARY:The Artist and the Archive: A.I.R. Roger Shimomura and Keiko Wright URL:/en/events/2012/11/13/the-artist-and-the-archive-air-roger-shimomura/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR