Exhibition | Dream Refuge for children imprisoned
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
While children safely slumber in this healing space by Na Omi Judy Shintani, visitors gain insight into the experiences of Japanese American children who were incarcerated in American concentration camps during World War II, Native American boarding school children who were denied their culture and taken from their communities, and the Central American children who are imprisoned, separated from their families, and living in squalid, unsafe conditions at the southern U.S. border.
Visitors are invited to bring offerings and leave messages on an altar in the exhibit to honor the imprisoned children. The items will be used in future ceremonies and will not be returned. Some examples of past offerings include origami, small toys and paper flowers.
Na Omi Judy Shintani is a Japanese American artist who has exhibited in California, Washington, and New Mexico. She is the founder of the Kitsune Community Art Studio in Half Moon Bay.
Artist Talk & Opening Reception - February 7
Join artist, Na Omi Judy Shintani, to learn about the stories that inspired her installation, Dream Refuge for children imprisoned, the roles that research and protest play in her work, and her hopes for embracing all children as our own, as ourselves, as our future.