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Asian Arts & Culture Center

Events and Exhibitions SPRING 2015

PERSEVERANCE: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World
February 5 - May 2
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 12, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Center for the Arts Asian Arts Gallery

This exhibition of photographs by Kip Fulbeck explores the master craftsmanship and ongoing influence of traditional Japanese tattooing. With a unique display designed by Fulbeck to reference the craft’s roots in ukiyo-e and other Japanese art forms, the exhibition showcases both the splendor and the intricacy of modern
tattooing. Curated by master tattoo artist and author Takahiro Kitamura, the
exhibition presents the work of seven internationally-acclaimed Japanese-style
tattoo artists: Horishiki (Chris Brand), Horitaka, Horitomo, Junii, Miyazo, Shige,
and Yokohama Horiken.

Admission is FREE.
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Closed for Spring Break - March 15 - 22

The traveling version of Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World is organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, CA, and is supported, in part, by Mariko Gordon and Hugh Cosman. The Asian Arts & Culture Center also appreciates the support of The Citizens of Baltimore County, Maryland State Arts Council, Ro & Marius P. Johnson Legacy Charitable Fund, Pepsi, Yoshinobu & Kathleen Shiota, Capital Partners Securities, Co., Ltd, McCormick & Co., Inc., Anthony & Bonnie Montcalmo, Bruce MacKenzie, TU College of Fine Arts & Communication – Diversity Committee, Susan & Karl Behm, and Sandra & Dean Esslinger.


ZERO HOUR: Tokyo Rose's Last Tape
Friday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall Theatre

Tickets: $30 regular price, $20 AA&CC members;
$10 TU students with ID. www.tuboxoffice.com

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, Japan Society will produce the North American tour of Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose's Last Tape, a visually stunning theatrical adaptation of the story of "Tokyo Rose," written, developed and directed by the internationally-known contemporary photography artist Miwa Yanagi.

Zero Hour explores issues of gender, social repression and aging through a mysterious "whodunit," fictional account of several Japanese-American women who were ordered by the Japanese government to work as broadcasters on Japanese propaganda radio in order to demoralize the Allied forces. Allied forces gave these women the generic name, Tokyo Rose, and following Japan’s surrender and the end of WWII, many American journalists attempted to identify the women, but were only able to “find” one.

Yanagi has dedicated herself in recent years to the creation of theatrical projects that incorporate her iconic imagery from her visual artwork. Much of that imagery comes to life in this performance.

The North American tour of Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose’s Last Tape is produced and organized by Japan
Society, New York. This program is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2014 and The Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN Program.

Miwa Yanagi is supported by the Asian Cultural Council for the re-staging of Zero Hour for the North
American tour.

The Asian Arts & Culture Center also appreciates the support of, The Citizens of Baltimore County, Maryland State Arts Council, Yoshinobu & Kathleen Shiota, Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel, Ro & Marius P. Johnson Legacy Charitable Fund, TU Center for Student Diversity – Women’s Resources, Capital Partners Securities, Co., Ltd., McCormick & Co., Inc.


STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For information, call 410-704-2807.


Asian Arts & Culture Center
Center for the Arts, Room 2037 (map)
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. (during exhibitions)

Phone: 410-704-2807
E-mail: asianarts@towson.edu

 




 


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