Residents still have time to witness life during WWII while imprisoned inside the Santa Anita Japanese Assembly Center.
sketches of Riyo Sato are on display until Nov. 2. Her
never-before-seen drawings illustrate life inside the Assembly Center
in the summer of 1942, after she was forced to leave her Palo Alto home
in May of that year.
From the Santa Anita center, she and her family were taken to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center near Cody, Wyo.
received formal education at California College of Arts and Crafts in
Oakland, Calif. two years prior to being imprisoned.
During her internment, Sato continued to sketch to keep her skills sharp.
After the war, Sato spent over 30 years as an art teachers to junior and high school students.
The exhibit was made possible through the donation of Sato's works by her family.
The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage is located at 380 West Huntington Drive. For more information, call (626) 574-5440.