The “Art of the Story” exhibit at the American Jewish University will feature four artists, including Hatsuko Mary Higuchi, a former Poston (Colorado River) inmate.

Hatsuko Mary Higuchi
Hatsuko Mary Higuchi

Higuchi paints a variety of themes such as landscapes, figures, and abstracts. She uses watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, collage, and calligraphy. Her “EO 9066” paintings depict faces with anonymous features or none at all, symbolizing the mass anonymity to which over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were reduced – denied due process and judged guilty solely by reason of their race.

The three other artists are Karen Hampton, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld and Lori Shocket.

The exhibit runs through July 21, with an opening reception on Sunday, May 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, with free parking.

AJU is located at 15600 Mulholland Dr. in Bel Air, just off the 405 Freeway, near the Getty Museum and the Skirball Center.

For more information or to RSVP, call (888) 853-6763 or (310) 476-9777.

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