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Event 

Title:
The art of Survival : Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake
When:
12.27.2016 - 01.27.2017 10.00AM - 04.00PM
Where:
Chandler Museum - Chandler, AZ
Category:
Art Events

Description

Chandler Museum is hosting The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake, Dec. 27, 2016 – Jan. 27, 2017. This exhibit explores the experiences and events at Tule Lake, a Japanese American camp where many prisoners from Arizona’s Gila River Internment Camp were transferred. The traveling exhibition uses haunting images of artifacts to give a glimpse into the lives of those who were held at this unique WWII confinement site. Through haunting images of artifacts by fine art photographer Hiroshi Watanabe the exhibit is a glimpse into the lives of those who were held at Tule Lake and are encouraged to consider both the orchestration of life behind barbed wire and what it might have been like to live with constant uncertainty. Oral histories allow visitors to read varying views on some of the complex issues of Tule Lake expressed in the voices of those held captive.  An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Friday, January 6, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m. Admission is free for everyone.