Family Program—Vintage Vanguard: Experimental Art Workshop


On Friday, May 31, 2024, the University of the Arts, a primary presenting partner for “Community of Images,” abruptly announced its imminent closure, slated for Friday, June 7, 2024. As a result, the status of the exhibition and related programs became uncertain.

Currently, all exhibition-related programs are now scheduled to take place at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, including during the exhibition’s opening weekend, Friday–Sunday, June 14–16, 2024.

For the latest information, please refer to the exhibition website.

Join us on Saturday, June 22, 2024, and bring the whole family for a fun, low-tech video art-making workshop! Inspired by works from the “Community of Images” exhibition, we will be making immersive light installations and crowdsourced animation. All you need to bring is your imagination and your smartphone. Be prepared to collaborate, draw, build, and play. Artists Aki Torii and Tad Sare will lead the workshop.


Saturday, June 22, 2024
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia / Google Maps >>

Admission to this program is FREE.
Advance ticket reservations are requested. Reserve Tickets >>

This program is presented as part of the exhibition “Community of Images: Japanese Moving Image Artists in the US, 1960s–1970s” which is scheduled to take place June 14–August 9, 2024, at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Visit the Exhibition Website >>

About the Artists

Aki Torii

Aki Torii

Aki Torii (b.1980, Okazaki, Japan) creates art that revolves around the theme of “home” as an endlessly transformative idea and entity through sculpture, installation, drawing, photography and video. Torii has been working as a teaching artist at institutions in Philadelphia for over a decade and is the Fine Arts program chair at Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington, DE.

Instagram: @aki_torii

Tad Sare

Tad Sare

Tad Sare is an experimental animator who tells stories through drawings, photos, video, and sound. Tad mixes imagery from espionage films and books with his own autobiographical experiences.Tad resides in Wilmington, Delaware where he runs the Animation and Game Art programs at Delaware College of Art & Design (DCAD).

Instagram: @tad_sare


“Community of Images” is co-presented by Collaborative Cataloging Japan and Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. Major support has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Toshiba International Foundation, Pola Art Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and Japan Foundation.


Cover Image: Detail of photo documentation, Ko Nakajima, Ryūdōtai Projector, 1969 © Ko Nakajima.


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