OMG Drawing with Waffels - Rin would love this. Nicely done!
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Which Asian or Pacific Islander artists do you follow?
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is amazing! Her works predominantly in watercolor and whose art is inspired by, and depicts scenes of fantasy, the Otherworld, and the surreal. https://www.shadowscapes.com/
Jin Yong He does amazing traditional art of Acrylic on canvas for both portraits and animals that are stunning. http://jinyongart.ie/
How is Asian and Pacific Islander heritage celebrated in your area?
I am so sorry but I don't believe Asian and Pacific Islander heritage is celebrated is in my area of the North West USA - Montana. We had many Asian people working on the rail road and we have many Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants and descendants here now but other than clubs at the colleges or occasional food festivals we are really limited. I was fortunate enough to take Asian American studies in college in a nearby town but most people haven't had those opportunities. One thing that is vital to know about is that Missoula Montana had an Internment Camp in it during WWII at Fort Missoula. During World War II, Fort Missoula was turned over to the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, for use as an Alien Detention Center. Between 1941 and 1944, the ADC held 1,200 non-military Italian men, 1,000 Japanese resident aliens, 23 German resident aliens, and 123 Japanese Latin and South Americans. It is a dark past. These people had done nothing wrong. They were locked up for being from another country. FBI arrested more than a 1,000 of the most prominent Japanese leaders on the west coast as potential security risks. Ultimately, over 1,000 Japanese men, all resident aliens barred by law from American citizenship, were held at Fort Missoula subjected to loyalty hearings. None were ever charged with any act of disloyalty but all remained in custody at Fort Missoula or other camps for the duration of the war. We do have a museum to remember this terrible history.
Is there an Asian or Pacific Islander figure or story from your community or country that more people should know about?
YES Jamie Ford is an amazing writer who lives in Great Falls Montana. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet! http://www.jamieford.com/