Join us for a special evening with artist Rima Fujita as we celebrate her most recent children’s book, Save the Himalayas, with a reading, exhibit, and book signing. Save the Himalayas is Rima Fujita’s sixth book and her fourth to be translated into Tibetan. It tells the story of a brother, a sister, and a baby snow leopard who learn the importance of caring for the environment on a magical journey through the Himalayas on the back of a crane.
The text, in English, Tibetan, and Japanese, is accompanied by Fujita’s beautiful hand-drawn illustrations. In addition to discussing her work as an author and illustrator, she will talk about her efforts to distribute books and encourage literacy among Tibetan children in India.
Rima Fujita is an author and artist based in southern California. Fujita, born in Tokyo, moved to New York in 1979. She completed her BFA at Parsons School of Design and has exhibited her work internationally to much acclaim.
In 2001, Fujita established Books for Children, an organization that produces books for children in need around the world. Through this project she has produced four Tibetan-language children's books and donated more than 12,200 copies to Tibetan children in exile. Her efforts have been internationally recognized. Her published works include: Wonder Garden, Wonder Talk, The Little Black Box, Simple Meditation, TB Aware, and Save the Himalayas. Recently her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and at the Isetan Art Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, where she exhibits her work every year.
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