Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Moving Blog

My blog has packed it's bag and is moving over to my website at www.mrushiro.com. I have some new blog posts already waiting for you there! Mahalo!!!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Last week I was invited to the opening ceremony of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month at City Hall in Los Angeles. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made a speech in front of the members of the Council. The Mayor acknowledged 3 individuals for 3 special awards. Spirit of Los Angeles went to Kyung Won Lee, Dreams of Los Angeles went to Jyoti Nanda and Hope of Los Angeles went to Michelle Kwan.

From left to right: shoulder of Jyoti Nanda, Michelle Kwan, Mayor Villaraigosa, and K.W. Lee.  We then proceeded outside for lunch and entertainment.

Hanh Nguyen, Dragon and Michelle Kwan. 

The press frenzy as the award recipients were given their plaques.

My new friends Executive Director of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, Isabel Rojas Williams, Hanh Nguyen...

and the very lovely girls, Image Specialist, Enza Hibler and President, Evelyn Aleman from Media Image PR.

Tahitian dancers. No. I did not have a chance to make friends with them. You can't see it that well from my picture but once these girls hit the stage, all the men whipped out their cameras. Haha. Okay, I did too.

Well, you can see more photographs of this event at the Mural Conservancy Facebook page and learn about the events that are occurring during Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. Who knew this lands on the month of May?

Monday, January 30, 2012

One Month Ago

It was like a dream.

Where you fall from the sky.
You go through a thousand of them.
Although, this one is quite different.

Old places from your childhood never vanish.
And transition from one place to the next with directional light.
You can see without glasses.

So you inspect everything from this world.
Knowing full well that it could all wash away swiftly.

Make use of your time here.

This evening was the best meal from my trip. A simple NY steak with salt, pepper, love and sprinkled laughter.
Sometimes you find yourself on an uncharted path.
Until you realize that you have been there before.

Because the longer you are there the more you remember. Hi Grandma!

Old friends reunite here.

Some of them are vaguely familiar.
While others you will never forget.
So giggle...
amongst your catch and...
play for all it's worth.
Because you live in this place.
Run your hand against the wall to make sure it's real.
For when the time comes, the light returns to lift you away.
To deliver you with hope that if you remember correctly it can be done all over again.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Year of the Dragon" at Giant Robot 2

The lunar calendar moves forward and this year it lands on the year of the dragon. The Giant Robot store (GR2) on Sawtelle boulevard will celebrate this occasion with an art show this Saturday, January 28.  Here is my contribution.

4.5" x 3.5"
available online

I hope to see you there!!!

"Year of the Dragon"
opening reception: January 28, from 6:30PM - 10PM
at: Giant Robot (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276


Saturday, December 03, 2011

"Post-It Show 7" at Giant Robot 2

Yes, it is that time of the year again. The Post-it show at Giant Robot is coming. In fact, it's going to open this week on December 10, 2011 and I am going to miss all the madness. For those of you who have never attended this show, you can read the details here. Otherwise, as the locals know, go early and survey the available artwork, purchase the artwork of your choosing, take it home immediately, and enjoy. Oh, and I drew on two 3 tiled Post-Its to create these pieces above. Happy Post-It shopping!

"Post-It Show 7"
Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 6:30PM - 10PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

For more information about the show, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:
Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
(310) 479-7311

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"East West Connect" at Above Second

Are you in Hong Kong? The reason why I ask you is that my most recent show is in Hong Kong at  Above Second. This group exhibition is curated by online art magazine Arrested Motion, featuring the work of Luke Chueh, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Evah Fan, Stella Im Hultberg, Tat Ito, Akino Kondoh, Travis Louie, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Brendon Monroe, Edwin Ushiro, Nick Walker, and Yoskay Yamamoto. The exhibition is now open. So come out and make a visit. Thanks!

"East West Connect"
from Nov. 25 - Jan.12
address: 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong (between 2nd and 3rd st)
Mon-Fri 12pm – 7pm
Weekend by Appointment Only