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The Lost Fleet: Featured Winter 2018 Exhibit
February 19 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019
ON DECEMBER 7, 1941 THE WORLD WAS SHOCKED WHEN JAPAN BOMBED PEARL HARBOUR, LAUNCHING THE UNITED STATES INTO THE WAR. THIS ACTION ALSO RESULTED IN THE CONFISCATION OF NEARLY 1,200 JAPANESE-CANADIAN OWNED FISHING BOATS BY CANADIAN OFFICIALS ON THE BRITISH COLUMBIA COAST, WHICH WERE EVENTUALLY SOLD OFF TO CANNERIES AND OTHER NON-JAPANESE FISHERMEN.
The Lost Fleet looks at the world of the Japanese-Canadian fishermen in BC and how deep-seated racism played a major role in the seizure, and sale, of Japanese-Canadian property and the internment of an entire people.
This exhibit, on loan from the Vancouver Maritime Museum, explores the legacy of these tragic events by considering the lessons that have been learned and how Canadian society has changed because of this experience. Visitors will be encouraged to consider whether the present political and economic climate is very different today; current legislation, policies and public sentiment about immigration invites the question of whether this type of injustice could be carried out against other groups.
WITH FEATURED ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE, MARLENE HOWELL
See Marlene at the museum Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10AM-2PM, January 17-March 28, 2019.
Marlene was born in Toronto and moved to Vancouver Island in 1996. Since then she has lived in and has exhibited her artwork in Khartoum, Sudan, New York City, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia before settling in Victoria, BC.
Her artistic development is a result of the influential instructors at the Art Student League of New York, and artists in British Columbia. Visual experiences are her inspiration, so she generally works from photographs, using various techniques, and experimenting with medium choices such as graphite, charcoal/watercolour/pastels, acrylic, and Kroma Crackle.
Marlene has organized and exhibited in two spring Art Shows held at the Royal Colwood Golf Club in support of Soroptimist International of Greater Victoria in the spring of 2017 and 2018.