Swirling in silk, tugging at heart strings, sharing tales of courage and survival, Brenda Wong Aoki and master musician and composer Mark Izu will present Tales of Love & Resilience: A Site-Specific Performance, on Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m.
The workshop and performance are part of the artists-in-residency project inspired by Wendy Maruyama: E.O. 9066, an exhibition running through May 27 that explores the impact President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 had on the artist’s family and Japanese Americans. The artwork incorporates objects and imagery that depict the realities of the imprisonment of approximately 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry and resident aliens from Japan during WWII. Information and artifacts about Harada House and Mine Okubo are also included in this exhibition.