Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong was recently appointed the new executive director of the Japanese American Museum of Oregon (JAMO). She speaks with Jenna Yokoyama on Stage and Studio about her personal and professional background in preserving Japanese American history as well as
The 8th Annual Festival Vanport Mosaic Festival is underway in Portland through May 29, 2023.
Curated and produced by Laura Lo Forti, who calls herself a Story Midwife, two artists who’ve worked with the festival through the years are taking … Read the rest
On February 19TH 1942, FDR signed Executive Order 9066 sending more than 100,000 Japanese Americans to concentration camps during World War II. To commemorate the Day of Remembrance on that day, Portland’s Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL) will host a … Read the rest
For this edition of Stage & Studio, we highlight Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander heritage month and we feature innovative taiko artists Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, the founders and directors of Unit Souzou and Constant State of … Read the rest
Intisar Abioto calls herself “an explorer-artist working across photography, dance and writing.” Since she moved to Portland as a young adult with her family, she’s been creatively highlighting and documenting the contributions and talents of Black Oregonians.
A prolific cross-disciplinary … Read the rest