Chiura Obata lecture in Turlock

Sunday Oct 23 2011   2:00 PM
Carnegie Arts Center  250 North Broadway, Turlock, CA  map

Chiura Obata was a well-known Japanese-American artist who was forcefully relocated from his home and community to an internment camp during World War II. His granddaughter, Kimi Kodani Hill, will be presenting a lecture on the life and art of Chiura Obata, as well as signing copies of her book, Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata’s Art of the Internment.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit

Kimi Kodani Hill is the granddaughter of Chiura Obata, and the Obata family historian. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the California College of Arts and Crafts, she has served as the consultant for numerous Obata projects and exhibits. She is the editor of Shades of California: The Hidden Beauty of Ordinary Life and Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of the Internment.