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August 2022

Community Art Project for Hiroshima Day, Aug. 6

When: Saturday, August 06 2022 @ 03:00 pm - - 05:00am
Event Type: Other Events
Contact: Judy Adams, Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's International League for Peace & Freedom
Where: 888 Santa Cruz Ave. (outside)
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Description: On Aug. 6th, 3-5pm you are invited to a free Community Art Project, co-sponsored by the AV (Art Ventures) Gallery in Menlo Park, and the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedom, to commemorate the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Meet outside the Gallery at 888 Santa Cruz Ave. Participants will work with the interdisciplinary artist, Yoko Tahara to decorate a long paper scroll by stamping images of fish and fish skeletons from "inking blocks" she has hand-carved, to the scroll. The fish and skeletons will appear to be swimming and floating in a 'sea-channel,' and represent the threat to life in global fishing grounds by water contaminated by radioactive elements such as cesium and tritium released into the sea from coastal nuclear plants after accidents, and the threat to the human food chain. Think of the planned release of water, still controversial despite assurances, used to cool the cores of the Fukushima disaster, and periodic contamination from coastal nuclear plants.

The paints used are water-based, but casual clothes are recommended.

When the scroll is completed, it will be on display at the gallery's annual Silicon Valley Sculpture fair on the grounds of Menlo College in Atherton, with the artist's wire and cloth sculpture and the other sculptors' treatment of the theme of the exhibition, water. Tahara's sculpture is aptly called "Threatening Water." The Silicon Valley Sculpture fair begins on Sept. 23rd. This year's collaborative event is the 3rd for the local WILPF branch and the gallery for Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as part of their shared commitments to peace and nuclear disarmament.

This event is sponsored by Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace & Freedom and Art Ventures Gallery

(See event web page)