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Free Second Sunday: Self-portraits

USC Pacific Asia Museum


Free Second Sunday: Self-portraits

Explore the art of self-portraiture, inspired by the special exhibition Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised and Revisited . Create your own mask, participate in a contemporary artist’s performance, go on a docent led tour of the exhibit, and listen to storytime for kids.

Free admission all day!

Schedule of Events:

  • 12:00 - 4:00 pm | Drop-in mask making workshop 

  • 12:00 - 3:00 pm | "Sincerely Small Talk" workshop with artist Kiyomi Fukui 

  • 12:30 and 2:30 pm | Docent Tour

  • 1:00 pm | Storytime with Sunny 

About "Sincerely Small Talk":
Artist Kiyomi Fukui's piece functions as a guided meditation through a printmaking process. Participants sit with the artist and are asked a set of three questions. Participants are meant to respond with a focus on the visceral sensation of honesty. Afterwards, they add their thumbprint to the soft ground on a copper plate and receive a hand-made print that the artist deems a "receipt of sincerity". The thumbprints collected will be etched and printed at a later date as part of her "collection of sincerity". Each individual session takes about 10 minutes. 

About the artist:
Kiyomi Fukui is a Japanese-American artist who lives and works in Long Beach, CA. Recent exhibitions and projects include Poetics of Relation, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Tea at 3307, 3307 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; and Rise Above, Grab Bag Studio, Long Beach, CA. She received an MFA in Printmaking from California State University Long Beach and a BFA in Graphic Design from La Sierra University. In addition to producing print-based artwork, Kiyomi also practices participatory performance and fiber arts, such as tatting and crocheting. At the core of her practice is an attempt to capture transient intimacy, irrespective of media.


Cost: Free