Pop Goes The Melting Pot: Roger Shimomura W/Gary Faigin At Town Hall

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Roger Shimomura with Gary Faigin
Pop Goes the Melting Pot
Wednesday, July 15
7:30pm
Town Hall (Downstairs)
Doors open: 6:30pm
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Seneca Street)
Seattle, Washington 98101
$5

Seattleite Roger Shimomura’s art melds politics, identity and ethnicity for a result that’s visually-inspiring and critically-acclaimed, but sometimes controversial.

Shimomura, who spent part of his youth in a WWII-era American internment camp, will appear at Town Hall Seattle in conversation with Gary Faigin, Gage Academy of Art co-founder and Artistic Director, for a discussion of his art, influences and current projects.

He’ll give insight into his work–from the superheroes and stereotypes he portrays, to his pop art spin on identity–and explore how his personal history and experiences have shaped his paintings, prints, and theatre pieces.




Roger Shimomura’s paintings, prints and theater pieces address sociopolitical issues of ethnicity. He was born in Seattle, Washington and spent two early years of his childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of 10 concentration camps for Japanese Americans during WWII.
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By: Gage Academy of Art

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