Japan: a journey in & out of time & space
Saturday, February 17 at 2 p.m.
Susan Rotblat-Walker, longtime community member of Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA), will present a talk about her recent trip to Japan.
Since childhood Japan has played a central role in her life, career and interest in the arts. Joined by her artist husband, Howard Rotblat-Walker, they spent this past October and November in Japan traveling north to south from Hokkaido to Kyushu returning to favorite sites as well as exploring new ones.
Susan lived in Japan as a toddler after World War II as her father was in the US Army. She also lived in Tokyo and taught English in a junior college after graduating from Middlebury College where she majored in East Asian history. This was the couple's third trip to Japan and their first during the beautiful autumn season. Susan will illustrate her talk with photos from this recent trip.
Autumn colors along the Toyohira River in Jozankei Onsen in Hokkaido.
Vivian Eyre, poet and Imago Community member will discuss the inspiration and creative process in writing her new book, Ishmael’s Violets published by Kelsay Books. This poetry collection journeys through the vanishing marine world from various perspectives—technology, screens, aquariums—ways of seeing without seeing our part in marine species endangerment.
As former RI State Poet Laureate Tina Cane wrote: "Through ardent observation, Eyre animates and advocates for our interconnectedness with the natural world and our responsibility to caring for it. Compassionate and urgent, Ishmael’s Violets is eco-poetry activism at its best."
A book signing will follow Vivian's talk. All proceeds from book sales will be donated to Imago’s Poetry Events.
Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m.