Grand Rapids, home of the Art Prize competition, is lucky to have a huge amount of public art. Those of us who live here have access to public murals, painted telephone boxes, city-wide art installations, and much more. Unfortunately, nobody is able to access and appreciate this art during the shelter in place order. That is why the City Voice is featuring a new article series, a virtual tour of Grand Rapids art. Each week we will publish a new article featuring a public mural or other art installation, complete with the location of the piece, some information about it, and, if possible, an embedded scene from Google Maps so you can virtually travel to the location.
Yuri Kochiyama was an activist who fought for the rights of POC communities. Kochiyama was born in 1921 in San Pedro, California but she spent her childhood in San Francisco. On December 7, 1941 the police came to Kochiyama’s house to take her father to a detainment center because he was speculated to be a potential … Continue reading Y is for Yuri Kochiyama