Thursday, October 4, 2012

Internationally renowned artist Roger Shimomura coming to UIS

Roger Shimomura, an internationally renowned artist known for his prints, paintings and performance works, talks at the University of Illinois Springfield Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Following the lecture, there will be an exhibit reception from 6:30-8 p.m. in the UIS Visual Arts Gallery.

Shimomura’s collection of prints, America Behind Barbed Wire, colors a Pop Art-flavored yet serious commentary on American and Asian-American cultures and stereotypes imbued with his own experience as a child during WWII when his family was displaced from their home in Seattle to a Japanese-American internment camp in Idaho. Shimomura’s work is in more than 85 permanent museum collections nationwide including New York City and The Smithsonian Institution.

The exhibit runs through Dec. 1. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit for more information.

The exhibition was featured by the Illinois Times on October 4, 2012.

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