ANAHEIM — “I Am an American: Japanese Incarceration in a Time of Fear” will be on view from Aug. 25 to Nov. 3 at Muzeo, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim.
A partnership with the Anaheim Public Library and Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, “I Am an American” presents the story of an amazing testament of courage and determination of its Japanese American pioneers and their descendants before and after World War II.
Anaheim High School was the center of North Orange County education for this community where they established businesses and a church prior to the war. Anaheim was attractive for these families to return and rebuild with the city becoming a center for local Japanese American commerce and religion in Orange County.
This 5,000-square-foot exhibit will feature personal testimonials, artifacts and memorabilia as well as give a first-hand look at the Poston, Ariz. incarceration camp experience, which affected and devastated those in Anaheim and Orange County from 1942 to 1945.
This project was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.
Also at Muzeo, the art of Soho Nakano will have its final showing on Sunday, Aug. 11, in the Carnegie Building. Don’t miss this amazing black-and-white artist, using just a single seiboku ink creating an illusion of color in her paintings through a vivid array of shades.
The washi paper, hand-crafted by traditional artisans in Fukui Prefecture, is utilized to its full potential with beautiful ink bleeds and nuanced tones. Nakano paints her works in one sitting, with no prior sketching.
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday. Tickets: $10 general, $8 for students, seniors and military, $7 for children (4-12).