Artists to Share Work at JAHSSC Author/Artist Faire


Quilter Ruby Tabata will conduct demonstrations on using Japanese materials at the JAHSSC Author/Artist Faire on May 7.

Returning and new artists will be sharing their work at the Japanese American Historical Society of Southern California’s Author/Artist Faire on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Torrance Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd. (at Madrona), in the Community Meeting Room.


Returning artist Mary Higuchi will have paintings, cards, prints and books, which feature her international and national award-winning paintings of Manzanar.

Quilter Ruby Tabata will do demonstrations under the theme,  “What can be done with old and new Japanese materials.”  She will have wall hangings, purses, tote bags, book covers, etc., using fabrics from old kimonos and recent home deco fabrics from Japan.

Mary Kageyama Nomura, under her label, Cho Cho, Designs by Meri, will offer a variety of custom-designed “furoshiki” fashions.

Yasuko Sakamoto will donate the proceeds of her sales to Little Tokyo Service Center.  All of her pieces are custom-designed and in a variety of mediums.

This year, new faire authors are also artists, sharing reproductions of artwork from their books.

Janet Mitsui Brown has prints and cards, originally done in mixed watercolor media, from her books, “Thanksgiving at Obaachan’s,” “Oshogatsu,” and “Obon for Obaachan.”

Chiz Judy Sugita de Queiroz, author of “Camp Days 1942-1945,” will have reproductions of artwork from her book.

Amy Uyematsu (“Stone Bow Prayer,” “Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain”) will have unique origami stationery.

For questions or more information regarding the Author/Artist Faire, sponsored by the JAHSSC, the Torrance Library, and media sponsor The Rafu Shimpo, contact chairperson Iku Kiriyama at (310) 326-0608.



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