Get Visual: Paul Akira Miyamoto at LGAP
A fine solo exhibition by the painter Paul Akira Miyamoto is on view through June 5 at the Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery.
Go Home presents a rare opportunity to immerse oneself in a world both real and imagined, within which Miyamoto has crafted a deeply personal tribute to his Japanese-American ancestors, while simultaneously presenting a critically important history lesson to those of us who would forget the unjust internment of generations of Americans during World War II by their own government.
Miyamoto is Sansei – third-generation Japanese-American – and his Issei grandparents, Nisei parents and older siblings lived for more than three years in the remote Poston concentration camp in Arizona, where they used their farming experience to domesticate infertile land, just as they had been forced to do when living free in California before the war.
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