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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. January 23, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
MLK Food Drive: Feed the Dream (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

*WU Campus

Spotlight on Youth and Hunger in Salem
Donation barrels in various campus locations and at designated events during the MLK celebration. One of every five area households ate from an emergency food box at least once during the year. And, among those eating from food boxes were an average of more than 16,000 children a month.

Food drive runs through Monday, January 26.

Items most needed are:
 • Cereal
 • Canned fruit
 • Soup
 • Pasta
 • Tomato and pasta sauces
 • Peanut butter
 • Tuna (and other canned meats)
 • Shelf-stable dairy
 • Canned vegetables
 • Flour
Last Day to Add Classes
All Day

*WU Campus - Mudd Building (AGSM)

Early Career / Career Change MBA
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
All Day

*WU Campus

College of Law
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration (No classes after 12:30pm)
All Day

*WU Campus

For more information, go to the MLK website.
College of Liberal Arts
Event Image Exhibition | "Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper" | Nov. 8 - Feb. 1
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Throughout his long and distinguished career, Seattle native and Lawrence, Kansas-based artist Roger Shimomura has made prints in a style inspired by his childhood interest in comic books and the traditions of American pop art and Japanese woodcut prints. Born in 1939, Shimomura spent part of his childhood, during WWII, in an internment camp in Idaho and his subsequent work as an artist explores the unique position of being seen as an outsider in one's own country.

Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper has been organized by Director John Olbrantz to complement Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff, which opens January 17, 2015, in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. 

Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper
 features 29 prints drawn from local and regional collections, including works from his Minidoka Snapshots and Mistaken Identity series, both of which deal with internment camp issues.

More information on the exhibitions and related events:
Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper | November 8, 2014 - February 1, 2015
Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff
  | January 17 - March 29, 2015 

Event Image Exhibition | Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff | Jan. 17 – Mar. 29, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Organized by the Museum of Art at Washington State University, this exhibition features the artwork of Seattle native and Lawrence, Kansas-based artist Roger Shimomura, whose paintings and prints address socio-political issues of Asian Americans through a style that combines his childhood interest in comic books with the traditions of American Pop art and Japanese woodcut prints. The exhibition will include approximately 50 paintings and prints from the early 1970s to the present, with an emphasis on his recent work.




An American Diary

Roger Shimomura

Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

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The Legacy of Heart Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7 p.m.

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Within the Silence

Presented by Living Voices and written by Ken Mochizuki

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

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The Cats of Mirikitani

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7 p.m.

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Tuesday Gallery Talks

Start Jan. 20, 2014 and continuing through Mar. 24, 2015

Tours commence at 12:30 p.m.

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Into the Streets: Community Service Day
12:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Other (See Other Details for more information)

(WU Obsevance of the MLK National Holiday)
Bring your own lunch (depart at 1:15pm, return by 5pm) 

Registration required and includes a free t-shirt. Email Summer Elias for information. Co-sponsored by WU’s Office of Community Service Learning and the Community Outreach Program.

Service sites include:
 • Union Gospel Mission
 • Marion Polk Food Share
 • Bush Park
 • Salem Keizer Education Foundation
 • Habitat for Humanity
 • and more

Men's Tennis vs. Lewis-Clark State
4:00 PM

Courthouse Tennis Center
1379 Madison St. NE, Salem, OR

Men's Tennis vs. Lewis-Clark State

Event Image Opening Reception | "Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff"
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Join the Hallie Ford Museum of Art for the opening reception of "Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff" and "Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper."

In addition, the museum will be celebrating the reopening of the Carl Hall Gallery. Explore the newly reinstalled gallery as well as new perspectives on the art and artists of the Pacific Northwest.

Later that evening at 7: 30 p.m., Roger Shimomura will present his lecture "An American Diary," at Hudson Concert Hall at Willamette University’s Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center. The lecture is part of a week-long series of campus and community events planned to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work.

A limited number of tickets will be available:
1. Online | click here to reserve |
2. And also on a first-come first-served basis at the museum reception

Full exhibition information
"An American Diary" lecture information
Swimming at Pacific
6:00 PM

Opponent's Site - Pacific

Swimming at Pacific
Women's Basketball at Pacific
6:00 PM

Opponent's Site - Pacific

Women's Basketball at Pacific
Event Image “An American Diary” featuring Roger Shimomura
7:30 PM

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

(Doors open at 7:00pm)

Join nationally-recognized artist Roger Shimomura as he surveys his career over a forty year period. Shimomura will discuss how his paintings, prints, and experimental theater pieces have been propelled by his experience in the Japanese American Internment Camps; racism faced post WWII as well as his own physical environment that has been constantly filled with his collections ranging from Walt Disney memorabilia to WWII stereotypes of Asian people. Go to: to view his work

Roger Shimomura’s paintings, prints, and theatre pieces address sociopolitical issues of ethnicity. He was born in Seattle, Washington and spent two early years of his childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of 10 internment camps for Japanese Americans during WWII.  Shimomura received a B.A. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle,and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University, New York. He has had over 130 solo exhibitions of paintings and prints, as well as presented his experimental theater pieces at such venues as the Franklin Furnace, New York City, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 

He is the recipient of more than 30 grants, of which four are National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Painting and Performance Art. Shimomura has been a visiting artist and lectured on his work at more than 200 universities, art schools, and museums across the country. In 1999, the Seattle Urban League designated a scholarship in his name that has been awarded annually to a Seattle resident pursuing a career in art. In 2002, he received the College Art Association Distinguished Body of Work Award. The following year, he delivered the keynote address at the 91st annual meeting of CAA in New York City. In 2003, he was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting Award. In 2006, he was accorded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Arts & Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, and five years later was one of 50 alumni to be presented with the “150th Anniversary Timeless Award.” A past winner of the Kansas Governor’s Arts Award, in 2008, he was designated the first Kansas Master Artist and the same year was honored by the Asian American Arts Alliance, N.Y.C. as "Exceptional People in Fashion, Food & the Arts." In 2011, Shimomura was designated a United States Artist Fellow in Visual Arts and the next year delivered the commencement address to Garfield High School, Seattle, his alma mater.

Shimomura began teaching at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS in 1969. In the fall of 1990, Shimomura held an appointment as the Dayton Hudson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. During his teaching career at the University of Kansas, he was the first faculty member ever to be designated a University Distinguished Professor (1994), receive the Higuchi Research Prize (1998) and the Chancellor’s Club Career Teaching Award (2002). In 2004, he retired from teaching and started the Shimomura Faculty Research Support Fund, an endowment to foster faculty research in the Department of Art.

Shimomura is in the permanent collections of over 90 museums nation wide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. His personal papers and letters are being collected by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He is represented by Flomenhaft Gallery, New York City and Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

The “Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff” exhibit is on display at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art from January 17 - March 2, 2015. 

Lawson Inada
In 1942, Inada, a third-generation Japanese American, and his family were sent to internment camps. Both jazz and the experience of internment are influences in Inada’s writing. Inada was appointed Oregon poet laureate in 2006. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Creative Arts Grant from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund. One of his poems is inscribed on a stone at the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Portland, Oregon.
Men's Basketball at Pacific
8:00 PM

Opponent's Site - Pacific

Men's Basketball at Pacific

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