NEA Big Read: Central Florida presents Jave Yoshimoto

Thursday, April 9, 2020 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Can art adequately respond to war? How do artists represent the unrepresentable? Join us for a series of virtual talks that seeks to answer these questions.

Jave Yoshimoto is Foundations Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Yoshimoto has served as an artist-in-residence at Art Farm Nebraska, The Art Students’ League of New York, Vermont Studio Center, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the arts, Jentel Foundation, Teton Artlab, and as a fellow at Union Center for Contemporary Art and Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Yoshimoto’s laser-cut wood relief sculptures and monumental paintings address the “social amnesia of the information age” and ask audiences to see themselves in the faces of those displaced by war and disaster.

A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read: Central Florida broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This year the NEA Big Read: Central Florida is pleased to partner with the University of Central Florida’s Veterans Legacy Program to celebrate "The Things They Carried" by Tim O’Brien.


Artists and guests in the series include Bruno Cabanes (date TBA), Darcy Parker Bruce (April 23) and Sisavanh Phouthavong (April 30).

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