Discover the samurai, in history and popular culture! Guest curator Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine, combines historical Japanese arms and armor from the Worcester Art Museum and John Woodman Higgins collections with work by contemporary artists inspired by samurai and their enduring myth.
Artists in the Exhibition:
On View: Katsuya Terada, Ferris Plock, Rob Sato, Kent Williams, Mu Pan, Miya Ando, Moira Hahn, Yuko Shimizu, Masakatsu Sashie, Jed Henry, James Jean, Kozyndan, Shawn Cheng, Josh Cochran, Esao Andrews, and Stan Sakai
Mural Project (phase two): Andrew Hem, Audrey Kawasaki, Mari Inukai
Join Giant Robot, Angrybananas, Destructoid, and USC Games for Ten Experimental games that'll be played throughout the evening. In a highly anticipated evening featuring some of the most innovative games using the latest technologies, we'll also feature a panel discussion with the developers moderated by Professor Richard Lemarchand.
Bring your minds and be ready to expand! The event is free.
A reading and signing with Abby Denson and Mari Naomi. We'll have books on hand.
Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen
"Whether you're ready to hop a plane and travel to Japan tomorrow, or interested in Japanese pop culture, this fun and colorful travelogue by noted comic book artist and food blogger Abby Denson, husband Matt, friend Yuuko, and sidekick, Kitty Sweet Tooth, will present Japan in a unique and fascinating way."
Nikki McClure Art Talk Video at GR2 – On Sunday, April 5th, she conducted a talk about her work, process, and described individual pieces which gives you a powerful insight into her thoughts and background. >>