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Heart of America

Japan-America Society
The mission of the Heart of America Japan-America Society is to further understanding 
between the peoples of Japan and the Greater Kansas City area by promoting
social, cultural and educational exchanges.

Spotlight on Contemporary Japanese-American Artists

Join us for our March General Meeting on Tuesday, March 28th at 7pm.

Curator Kimi Kitada, currently at Charlotte Street Foundation, will share about her curatorial background and recent experiences in Kansas City. Over the last two and a half years, she has met with about 200 artists for studio visits throughout the greater Kansas City area. Of these artists, she will focus on the three contemporary artists of Japanese descent: Momoko Usami, Sumire “Skye” Taniai, and Rie Egawa. Artist Rie Egawa, born in Tokyo and based in Kansas City, will join Kitada in a brief conversation at the end of the talk.

Hanami Picnic (Cherry Blossom Viewing)

Join us Saturday, April 15, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m at Loose Park.

At Loose Park, KCMO in the southwest corner of the park near the big cannon.

Parking is at 55th Street & Summit.

Bring your picnic lunch and something to share.

Guests are welcome!

(Please note: In case of rain, we'll try to reschedule.)

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