Banzaicon (Columbia, SC)
November 3 – 5, 2017
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Banzaicon is a Japanese animation and gaming convention located in South Carolina. Banzaicon will be held November 3 – 5, 2017 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in downtown Columbia, South Carolina
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.Hamacon Minicon (Huntsville, AL)
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Von Braun Civic (VBC) Center South Hall
HAMACON’s Holiday Mini Con is ALL the fun of a 3 day anime convention squished down to one amazing day. Join us for anime panels, contests, video and analog gaming, an artist alley, dealer’s room and a dance party to finish out the night.
Hamacon stands for “Huntsville & Madison Anime Convention” aka we’re the Rocket City’s anime con! We run two major events a year, a three day full fledged con in June, and a one day con in November. Either way, we treat you with tons of amazing events and panels, a big ol’ gaming area for both video games as well as the tabletop variety, a Dealer’s Room, an Artist Alley, Cosplay, and more! Not to mention, we try and sprinkle as many smaller events we can throughout the year as well.
For more information visit Hamacon
CINEeast (Durham, NC)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Richard White Lecture Hall
145 min; in Japanese with English subtitles
Directed by Kazuhiro SODA
Co-sponsored by: The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.
Sadao Watanabe Prints (Alpharetta, GA)
Now thru December 30, 2017
3755 Mansell Road
Alpharetta GA 30022
Still Point invites you to explore the original works of Sadao Watanabe, Japan’s foremost print artist of the 20th century. Born in 1913, Watanabe found inspiration in the mingei folk art movement that developed in Japan in the mid-1920s to promote traditional handcrafts made from natural materials. Working with his wife, Harue, Watanabe cut all his stencil patterns by hand and printed his images on handmade mulberry paper, coloring them with vegetable and mineral pigments. He created distinctive works both on untreated sheets of washi Japanese paper and large folio-sized prints on momigami wrinkled paper, made by crumpling and stretching sheets of mulberry paper to create a textured surface.
For more information visit Still Point
Flash of Light, Fog of War: Japanese Military Prints, 1894-1905
(Chapel Hill, NC)
October 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Ackland Art Museum
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Flash of Light, Fog of War draws on a gift of over 240 Japanese prints given to the Ackland Art Museum by Gene and Susan Roberts. For the exhibition, these prints have been supplemented with exciting new acquisitions and loans of Japanese textiles and ceramics from the collection of Jacqueline M. and Edward G. Atkins.
Flash of Light, Fog of War was organized by Bradley M. Bailey, Associate Curator of Asian Art, Ackland Art Museum, and is accompanied by a full-color exhibition catalogue.
This exhibition has been made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ackland’s Ruth and Sherman Lee Fund for Asian Art. Support for the exhibition catalogue was provided by Gene and Susan Roberts.
For more information visit Ackland Art Museum