Friday, March 10, 2006
Pro Arts Shows
Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the "Forgotten War"
Inspired by Korean American life stories of struggle, survival and compassion, three visual artists, three performance artists, a documentary filmmaker, a psychologist, and a historian came together to create a common vision for Still Present Pasts and its elements. As the oral histories are retold via text, audio, and video recordings, visitors experience the projected images of soldiers from all sides, cross a twelve-foot bridge of division and reconciliation, and are asked to help piece together gaps in family history via an interactive puzzle. All this and more intermingle with installation art, photographs, historical texts and first-person recollections to create a strong visual and deeply evocative experience.
Artists' Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6 - 8pm
Artists' Talk: Saturday, March 11, 1pm
Making Connections: Saturday, March 25, 1pm
Intergenerational Dialogue & Closing Program: Saturday, April 15, 1pm More information ...
PROJECT: Catch-22 presents works on 81/2" x 11" paper by local artists exploring their personal response to military conflict and war.
Artists' Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6 - 8pm More information ...