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one year after…

Posted on March 11, 2012


なむ あみだ ぶつ…


FYI - my actual blood

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NEXT SHOW —> Fukushima: 1 Year After the Meltdown

Posted on January 4, 2012

Fukushima: 1 Year After the Meltdown
A benefit reception for the documentary "Uncanny Terrain"

5-8 PM Sunday 2/5/2012
HCL office, 1401 W. Wabansia, Chicago
No cover (donations welcome—proceeds benefit the film)
RSVP required: Facebook event page

Uncanny Terrain video preview 6-7 PM
With live accompaniment by the film's composer Tatsu Aoki and his band The Miyumi Project
Art by David Tanimura, sale proceeds in-part donated to the film.

Junko Kajino and Ed M. Koziarski spent the 2011 growing season filming the organic farmers of Fukushima, Japan battling to reclaim their land and livelihoods from nuclear fallout. The filmmakers return this March to capture the recovery efforts a year after the disaster. A word from the Filmmakers:


Musashi Mix Like-Drive

Posted on October 5, 2011

I challenge you, the fans, to help grow the Musashi Mix community.

When we reach 77 fans, I will release a NEW WALLPAPER!

This like-drive is all about helping the conversation grow.

I am not ad-supported, I am community-supported.

Thank you.

— David Tanimura —

 Fight the Future, Save the Past


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Coyote Art Festival 2011!

Posted on September 23, 2011


I'll be located on the 3rd floor, ROOM 339, of the Flat Iron Building. The Coyote is alive in Wicker Park. This fall the FIAA continues to honor the artistic spirit of Wicker Park and Bucktown with Coyote, a three day art festival. The show will feature the art of over 150 painters, sculptors, photographers, performers, poets and musicians. ($10 suggested donation at door)

For details, updates and photos, RSVP Here --->

• Friday, September 30, 2011 / 6-10p.m (opening reception)
• Saturday, October 1, 2011 / Noon-10p.m.
• Sunday, October 2, 2011 / Noon-5p.m.

See you there!


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Posted on September 1, 2011

I've been trying to tackle this decade retrospective America is going thru for obvious reasons.

For me, 10 years encompasses all of my adult life.

Looking back, War has never been an abstract concept for generation 9.11…

I raise you 10 years and make it 20.

1991: As a kid in first grade, I remember waking up one Saturday morning to find that Ninja Turtles had been replaced by men and women in polyester suits talking to soldiers in dessert camo and black berets waiting for their satellite video-feeds to skip a beat. My toy tanks and planes rolled-out across an empty frame against an invisible enemy. The "bad guys" were long-dead by the time the steal-treads and boots and news-crews had arrived on the scene.

The interrupting kaleidoscope of war would jump out of the radio and television at all hours. Night-vision artillery fights in hues of green. The Six Flags thrill of riding the nose of a smart-bomb kamikaze-ing for freedom, liberty and oil. But just like revisiting a theme-park as an adult, the excitement of knowing that somewhere on earth an American war is being waged has lost its grandness. This is my "Great America".

We've inherited 100 years of a World at War.

Sometimes the Past must be put to rest.

The Future is worth fighting for, but not like this.

It's all been done before.


Coyote Arts Fest 2011

Posted on August 25, 2011

9/30 — 10/2, 2011

My next gallery showing will be at the end of September at the Coyote Art Festival!

This three-day event includes hundreds of artists in the heart of Wickerpark/Bucktown for a weekend celebration.

Flat Iron Arts Building: 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.

September 30th - October 2nd 2011

Friday: 6-10pm
Saturday: Noon-10pm
Sunday: Noon-6pm

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See you there!


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