Kingdom Arts Presented by the Asian American Resource Center

Experience the fantasy worlds of anime, manga, and video games with a new exhibit featuring work from teen artists that celebrates Asian pop culture genres. Central Texas-area middle and high school students explore new possibilities with their imaginative creations, which include cosplay photography, product design, drawings, paintings, digital prints, fiber art, and metal sculpture work. The collection’s title, Kingdom Arts, pays homage to the groundbreaking video game series, Kingdom Hearts, which combines storylines of famous Disney characters with protagonists from Final Fantasy, a popular Japanese video game series from Square-Enix.

Click play to explore the fantasy worlds of anime, manga, and video games.

Kingdom Arts Discussion Questions

Recommended Age: 7th - 12th Grade. Duration: 30 – 60 minutes.

If you could trade places with a character in an anime, manga, or video game who would it be and why?

Who is an anime, manga, video game, or music group/artist from Asia that you admire? What specifically about their work speaks to you?

About the Artists

The exhibit features pieces from artists 12 to 18 years old. These students come from a variety of Central Texas schools, including Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, NYOS Charter School, Gorzycki Middle School, Kelly Lane Middle School, Chisholm Trail Middle School, Lamar Middle School, Murchison Middle School, Bailey Middle School, Miller Middle School, Akins High School, Weiss High School, Crockett High School, Rouse High School, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Eastside Memorial Early College High School, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Hendrickson High School, and the Cordovan Arts School. Additional participating teens are from local homeschool programs and the Totally Cool Totally Art Program at Gus Garcia and Virginia L. Brown Recreation Centers.

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