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Galleries & Museums

Lily Harvey: Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp

When: April 13-May 9 2015

Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts is pleased to present Watercolors by Lily Havey.

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey was 10 years old in 1942, when Executive Order 9066 forced her and her family to be relocated to a camp at Amache along the Arkansas River, in the southeastern corner of Colorado. As a little girl, Yuriko Nakai thought she was going camping. Instead, she was being interned, along with 120,00 other Japanese Americans (many, like her, born in the U.S.).

The frightening memories caused by this experience led Havey to create art that channeled her traumas in a positive manner. Her watercolors, which comprise the powerful images featured in Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp, resonate—many decades later—with the emotions and dreams of daily camp life of a young girl.

Price: Free