Join Kinji Akagawa and special guests Michael Mercil and Ann Hamilton for the Tribute to Kinji Akagawa fundraiser at Mill City Museum on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Admission for the general public is a $100 donation toward The Kinji Akagawa Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Many within the College of Design have worked with Kinji Akagawa and will celebrate his retirement from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD). Akagawa's career will be honored with the Paradigm Shift: Honoring Kinji Akagawa exhibition, January 16-February 22, 2009, in the MCAD Main Gallery. A reception will be held Friday, February 6, 6-9 p.m. The exhibition features work in all media by more than 150 of Akagawa's students.
More than 100 of the exhibited works are being auctioned online to benefit the Kinji Akagawa Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies. Online bidding closes at 12 a.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2009 and live bidding continues at the February 7 fundraiser.