Event Calendar

Heart of America

Japan-America Society

April Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing) picnic at Loose Park


Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019

     We Need Host Families!

    We are now extending applications for host families through April 30th. 

    The 2018 Kurashiki Youth Goodwill Delegation with Mr. Sly James, the Mayor of Kansas City Missouri

    We are looking for families to host high school students or a leader from Kurashiki, Japan (Kansas City’s sister city). You can help these delegates become fully immersed in the United States life by providing a home away from home. We have 2 week-long blocks available: July 27th-August 1st and August 1st - August 7th. You’ll also be a part of some fun group activities and have time to yourself!

    To volunteer, fill out an application here: 2019 Host Family Application.docx

    For more information, contact Haruko Shukla at haruko@shukla.us or 913-593-6135.

    • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Loose Park Garden Center

    The presenter: Lisa Maione

    Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the Kansas City Art Institute

    Short bio:

    Lisa J. Maione is an art director, designer, and educator. Born in Japan and raised in the U.S., Lisa cut her teeth in New York City at design studios including 2×4, Pentagram, mgmt. design and Wolff Olins, and later at the publication, Metropolis magazine. In her design practice, clients and collaborators range from architects, community organizations, artists, institutions and publishers. Since 2008, she has taught undergraduate and graduate design courses at Parsons School of Design, Queens College City University of New York, Marymount Manhattan College, and Oklahoma State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Kansas City Art Institute. Lisa holds a BFA and MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a post-graduate certificate in Typeface Design from Type@Cooper NYC. 



    City Characters: An Incomplete Field Guide to Typographic Inspiration in Tokyo, Kamakura and Zushi.