HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
As part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s annual lecture series on the theme Multiple Perspectives on the Atomic Bomb, the Los Alamos Historical Society invites the community for Visual Peace: War Transformed, a special cross-cultural evening of art, film and dialogue. The event is Tuesday in Fuller Lodge.
Starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be an exhibit and reception for Artists Masaru Tanaka, a photographer born in Hiroshima, and Betsie Miller-Kusz, a painter born in Los Alamos. Tanaka and Miller-Kusz have collaborated for 18 years on the Peace’s New Century Project, a reconciliation art project fusing their images into peaceful digital prints. Several of the prints will be exhibited for one night only as part of the evening’s presentation as the artists engage in an ongoing dialogue about the effects of the Manhattan Project on their lives, families and art.
At 7 p.m., there will be a screening of the documentary film, “No More Hiroshima, No More Nagasaki” followed by a panel discussion with the audience. Survivors of the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are known as Hibakusha. The only visual record of those first moments of horror on the ground is in the artwork created by Hibakusha. Almost nothing remains to show the Hiroshima and Nagasaki that existed before the atomic bombs devastated their lives. This is their story.
The panel will include: Director of “No More Hiroshima, No More Nagasaki” Yuki Nakamura; Artist and Curator for the Jemez Fine Art Gallery Betsie Miller-Kusz; Associate Professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design Masaru Tanaka and Los Alamos History Museum Director Dr. Judith Stauber who founded the Los Alamos Japan Project.
Special guest visitors from Japan also will attend the event.
This program is sponsored by the Los Alamos Historical Society, the Los Alamos History Museum’s Atomic Film Festival, the Los Alamos Japan Project, and the Non-Profit Organization ART Peace, with financial support from the Hiroshima Peace Creation Fund HIROSHIMA PEACE GRANT 2016.