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Lynn Yarne: Stories from Nihonmachi

Lynn Yarne: Stories from Nihonmachi

March 7–May 5, 2019

Portland artist and educator Lynn Yarne explores the history and culture of Portland’s Japantown/Chinatown district through the stories of nine elders in her multi-media exhibit, Stories from Nihonmachi.

Working with family members and former Old Town residents, Yarne gathered stories, images, and auditory recordings to create a multi-media altar piece. Her work explores community, memory, and the power that comes from recognizing the strength, resilience, and sacrifice of one’s ancestors.

In conjunction with this exhibition, Grant High School Digital Media Students will present re-imagined logos from Portland Japantown businesses, sports teams, and organizations of the past.