Fukushima to Vancouver 2015May 7–June 25, 2015
Meet the Artists
Wednesday, June 10, 2015| 12 – 1 pm
Akiko Kameoka, Sumiyo Norizuki, Hirotaka Hayashi, Nozomi Imanishi, Tatsuo Inoue, Toshiyuki Machida, Noriko Mizoguchi, Nensei Ozaki, Miran Rin
Responding to the Fukushima Triple Disaster of 2011, nine Japanese artists have set out to provide a voice for the thousands who were affected by this disaster and are still suffering the ongoing repercussions. What cannot be expressed through words is here demonstrated through art, as these artists journey with the disaster-stricken people of Fukushima to depict grief, lament, and silence, but also resilience and innovation. Is there a future for Fukushima, and where is God in it? Seeking to partner in God's ongoing work of reconciliation, these pieces profess hope—a hope that can empower the people of Fukushima to repaint society for future generations. For more information, visit www.art4fukushima.com
This exhibition is being presented by Global Learning Consortium, a Vancouver-based not-for-profit organization that seeks to serve as a platform for collaboration between local churches, theological institutions, and Christian organizations for global cutting-edge issues in our time.