BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160226T000000Z DTEND:20160226T000000Z DESCRIPTION:On <strong>Friday\, February 26th\, 7:00 PM</strong>\, the <str ong><a href="" target="_blank">Okinawa Association of America (OAA)</a> in Gardena</strong> will host a meet-and-greet with art ist <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Laura Kina</a>< /strong>. She is a professor of art\, media\, and design at DePaul Univers ity in Chicago\, Illinois and a professional artist. <strong>RSVP is requi red to attend this event.</strong>\n\nKina will be discussing her latest c ollection of paintings titled &ldquo\;Uchinanchu.&rdquo\; These mixed-medi a creations incorporate Okinawan and Hawaiʻian t-shirts donated by OAA me mbers\, resulting in quilt-like designs that capture the "champuru" (Okina wan word for "mixed") nature of Okinawan American identity specifically an d Asian American identity in general. The joint exhibition\, &ldquo\;Trans national Lives in Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Việt L&ecirc\;\,&rdq uo\; will be displayed at Cal Poly Pomona&rsquo\;s&nbsp\;<a href="https://"><strong>Kellogg University Art Galler y</strong></a>&nbsp\;(2/27/16 - 4/23/16).\n\nShe will also share photos an d stories from a study abroad program that she leads every year. Titled &l dquo\;Okinawa\, Japan: Art\, Politics\, and Economy\,&rdquo\; the in-depth tour focuses on traditional and contemporary art while exploring the poli tical and historical struggles that have shaped Okinawa.\n\nAdmission is < strong>free for current OAA members</strong> and <strong>$5 for non-member s</strong>. The OAA is located at <strong>16500 S. Western Ave.\, Gardena 90247</strong>. RSVP is required: <strong></strong> or <strong>310-532-1929</strong>. DTSTAMP:20230530T055014Z SUMMARY:Okinawan American Artist Talk/Presentation: LAURA KINA URL:/en/events/2016/02/26/okinawan-american-artist-talkpresentation-laura/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR