- CHARITY BENEFIT
The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation is pleased to invite you to a special viewing of an extraordinary 30-foot-long scroll, hand-painted by Jave Yoshimoto in the Japanese style of ukiyo-e woodblock prints.
In describing the origin of this ten-month art project, Mr. Yoshimoto said, “To combat social amnesia in the internet age, I wanted to create a lasting memorial that would long honor the victims and survivors of the Tohoku earthquake.”
The unveiling will take place May 20th at the Art Students League of New York (details below).
Eighty percent of the proceeds raised will go towards on-the-ground support of survivors in the area hit hardest by the March 11, 2011 earthquake/tsunami in northern Japan.
Visit scrollforjapan.com for more information.
The Art Students League of New York
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery (2nd Floor)
215 West 57th Street
Sunday, May 20
Private Preview & Brunch, $100 Suggested Donation*
Free Public Exhibition
Prints of the scroll will be available for purchase at prices from $100 to $1,000*
*Proceeds to benefit survivors of the 03.11.11 earthquake and tsunami
and The Art Students League International Residency Scholarship Fund.
More About Scroll for Japan
Jim Luce, founder of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation and The Stewardship Report, knows how brutal a wave can be, having been on the ground following the Tsunami of 2004 in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. As a partner in the present project, Jim said:
“Having lived in Tohoku, northern Japan in college, my heart ached when I saw footage of the destruction. Believing in the power of art and particularly in awe of Japanese art, I believe that the Scroll for Japan Project through the Arts Students League of New York offers an incredible opportunity to give back through art in Miyagi. I commend the vision of Jave Yoshimoto and all those supporting him to make this event take place!”
The event is a partnership of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, The Stewardship Report, the Arts Students League of New York, Friends of the United Nations, the Stand Up for Peace Project and Dr. Judy Kuriansky, representing the United Nations accredited NGO, the International Association of Applied Psychology and its Global Kids Connect Project.