2014 / Exhibition of watercolor painting responded to Japanese American wartime incarceration, Sep 2 – Dec 16

Manzanar Paint Out 2003 Henry Fukuhara

“Manzanar 2003” by Henry Fukuhara. Designed by Albert Setton

Artists Can Move Mountains: Creative expressions from the Eastern Sierra

A group show by the 2014 Henry Fukuhara Painting Group

September 2 to December 16, 2014

Open: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 am – 3 pm

California State University, Dominguez Hills, University Library Gallery, 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747, (310) 243-2127

Henry Fukuhara (1913 – 2010) was a watercolor artist and art teacher. Fukuhara was an internee at the Manzanar concentration camp with his family from Los Angele.

After the end of World War II, Fukuhara and his family moved to Long Island, New York, and were engaged in a floral business there until late in the 1980s when Fukuhara decided to move back to Santa Monica

In May, 1998, Henry Fukuhara, then 85 years old, and Egypt-born Jewish American Albert Setton, then 54 years old, led a group of 17 friends and students on a workshop to paint the beauty of the Owens Valley area.

One of the painting locations was at Manzanar, Fellow artists responded. Soon the workshop had grown to an annual attendance of 80 artists.

Fukuhara passed in 2010. In fact he was unable to attend the workshop after 2005, but the tradition continues led by Albert Setton.

In 2014, over 100 artists are now attending and responding to the area’s rich history and the compelling story of the imprisonment of the Japanese Americans by the U.S. government during WWII.

This show is the result of their work from the May 2014 workshop.