442: Original Art From The Graphic Novel
April 14th - May 2nd, 2018 - Reception Sat April 14th 6:30-10pm
Join us to celebrate the work of Rob Sato. The exhibition showcases the original illustrated comic panels from a graphic novel titled, 442, each hand-painted in watercolor. 442 refers to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the heroic, segregated unit of Japanese American soldiers who fought for the United States in World War II. Despite 120,000 Japanese Americans being placed in concentration camps, thousands volunteered and fought in Europe and served in intelligence services in the Pacific.
Sat April 21st. 3pm Rob Sato will tell his own family's story in relation to the art work. Sato's grandfather was interned in the Jerome and Rohwer, Arkansas camps and served in the 442nd and he'll delve into this fascinating history. Also speaking will be Diana Tsuchida who has embarked on a collection of interviews with Japanese Americans who lived through the Internment Camps under the moniker Tessaku Project.