Art exhibit explores racial issues during World War II

The Lake George Arts Project will present a striking look at how Japanese Americans were treated after the attack on Pearl Harbor, with paintings depicting the internment camps where many people of Japanese descent were forced to live for four years.

Paul Akira Miyamoto

Artist Paul Akira Miyamoto of Millbrook, New York depicts the camp where his parents and grandparents lived, as well as other elements of the Japanese American experience, such as the agricultural existence many immigrants lived before the second world war.

Ground Work
Paul Akira Miyamoto

Courthouse Gallery Director Laura Von Rosk and artist Paul Miyamoto discuss the exhibit and other gallery topics with Spotlight producer Paul Larson.

View the exhibit in person or online

You may see the paintings, drawings and a multi-media installation in GO HOME, a solo exhibition of work by Paul Akira Miyamoto. The works will be on display at the Courthouse Gallery in Lake George from May 5 until June 5. For those who would rather see the works from home, they will also be on view at

The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse. Hours during exhibitions are Wednesday through Friday 12 –5 pm, Saturday 12 –4 pm, and all other times by appointment.

Zoom Talk

You may hear artist Paul Miyamoto and Gallery Director Laura Von Rosk speak about the exhibit and take questions from the Zoom talk participants.  The live online talk will happen Tuesday, May 4 at 7pm.  You will find a direct link to the discussion at on the day of the event.

Other activities of the Lake George Arts Project

To learn more about comprehensive programs in the arts, including upcoming gallery shows, Jazz at the Lake, and the Peoples Pixel Project of film shorts, head to

Spotlight is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.  Spotlight is also supported by Hill and Hollow Music.

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