Red Raven to display world-famous art installation this April

Frankie San Flier (version2)Red Raven Tattoo and Art Gallery will hold the opening of their new gallery installation, “The Frankie San Collection” Saturday, April 16, from 6-10 p.m. The event also includes a meet and greet with collection curator Rev. Kyuzo Miyaishi.

Miyaishi, also known as Frankie San, worked in South Carolina corrections facilities for 40 years and continues to visit and assist in prisons today. Over a lifetime of working with death row and maximum security inmates, Miyaishi collected more than 250 works of art created by the inmates. Each piece is a unique view of not only the prisoners’ artistic abilities, but also of their psychology and experiences.

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1929, Miyaishi joined the Japanese Imperial Navy at age red raven 3.2315. In 1961, he came to America, where he studied religion and was ordained by the Lutheran church in 1973. Miyaishi first began visiting prisons in 1963 while a student of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He retired in 2001 and now shows the art that he collected during his years working with inmates.

About Red Raven

Established in 2013 and featuring two floors and over 7500 square feet of imageexhibition space, the Art Gallery at Red Raven is a unique destination for art lovers. The first floor gallery encompasses a rotating selection of pieces from local artists, while the second floor gallery offers 3500 square feet of adjustable space that can accommodate larger pieces, interactive artwork, or larger art exhibits. Our historic high ceilings in the upper gallery provide the flexibility to display large installations and the screening of locally produced films. The Art Gallery at Red Raven also provides art workshops that are offered free to the public.

TU to hold 25th International Dinner

unnamedTiffin University celebrates their international students with the 25th International Dinner on Saturday, March 19 in the Gillmor Student Center.

Home to 350 students representing more than 39 countries, this University-hosted dinner provides a space for students and community members to share their heritage through food, arts, and entertainment. The meal itself will feature a variety of cuisines from around the globe through dishes created from recipes submitted by students and TU employees.

The theme this year is “A Red Carpet Event.” Entertainment for the evening will feature the international students themselves, acts performed by the TU Music Department, and special guest entertainers throughout the evening.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Space is limited and tickets ($15) sell quickly. Those interested can order online, by visiting the International Affairs Office in Friedly Hall on the Tiffin University campus, or call Carol McDannell (419-448-3441).

Hannah Taulbee – Heidelberg Student and SIEDC Intern