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Join us for an exhibit related talk and presentation with guest Curator Daisuke Takeya and several of the participating Canadian artists.
After the devastating Earthquake and Tsunami hit North Eastern Tohuku, Japan in March 2011, there was a tremendous outpouring of relief aid from across Japan and around the world, including new and gently used school supplies. The schools were overwhelmed and their needs were fulfilled many times over, making it necessary to recycle or discard redundant donations.
Japanese born, Canadian-based artist and curator Daisuke Takeya managed to have a small number of the redundant elementary school backpacks set aside and conceived of the FIELD TRIP Project in which 70 artists (35 from Canada and 35 from Japan) were commissioned to transform the backpacks into works of art. He joined forces with Onagawa-based art teacher Chie Kajiwara to create a clever, beautiful and very portable travelling exhibition designed to engage communities in the affected areas in a new and positive way.