Coming Home Artists’ Talk and Opening Reception
Friday, September 14, 2018
5:30 - 9:00 pm
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
Up in Grand Rapids, MI this Friday? Why not check out this exhibit?
From the artist:
The art project I'm showing was created as part of the Furusato Vision Project, an opportunity which began in 2017 for JET alumni to create projects in the towns they had taught in. So, I created the artworks in this exhibition while in Amakusa, Kumamoto-ken last November and paired them with works done in Grand Rapids this summer. In both locations I focused on residents memories as they related to urban change (depopulation in Japan and economic decline in Grand Rapids).