Shining a Light on Remembrance: Lantern Making Workshop
Saturday, October 16, 2021
MMA La Mirada
720 via Mirada, Monterey, CA 93940
Third Generation Japanese American artist Na Omi Judy Shintani (exhibiting in Shadows from the Past) leads this lantern-making workshop focused on celebration and remembrance of loved ones.
The afternoon begins with a slideshow of cultures that use light and lanterns, a writing exercise prompting questions about how one might honor the dead, and a sharing of lanterns made in previous workshops. Participants will then create their own lanterns followed by an opportunity to share what was made and their special memories about their loved ones.
Please bring copies of photos (not larger than 3.5”x3”) that you may want to use in your lantern. All other materials are provided.
Tickets: MMA members pay $55, all others pay $70 (includes free admission to the museum, at the door, the day of the event).
Na Omi Judy Shintani
Third-generation Japanese American artist Na Omi Judy Shintani, MA, uses art as a process and meditation. As a daughter of a father incarcerated at the Tule Lake Segregation Camp, Shintani has focused much of her art career on researching and creating works that give voice to memories and hidden stories about this time. Using her own story as a catalyst, Shintani offers a lantern-making workshop focused on celebration and remembrance of loved ones. Participants can honor ancestors, friends, special events in their lives, those who inspire them, or even pets.