When the United States Postal Service dedicates pioneering Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa, television star George Takei, "Sulu" of "Star Trek" will be part of the virtual ceremony.
Takei is a trustee, chair emeritus of the board of trustees and founding member of the Japanese American National Museum.
The virtual dedication event will take place on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 2pm eastern, and available on USPS social media channels.
About the stamps:
Inspired by natural elements such as plants, snail shells, spiderwebs, insect wings and water droplets, Ruth Asawa transformed industrial material into transparent and seemingly weightless works of art that challenged traditional definitions of sculpture. When shown together, her sculptures can evoke an undersea domain, a magical upside-down world or an environment all their own. A tireless advocate of community-based arts education, she is also acclaimed for her drawings, paintings, prints and large public projects.
Showcasing Asawa’s wire sculptures, this pane features 20 stamps, two each of 10 designs.
The Ruth Asawa stamps are being issued as Forever stamps, which means they will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
(information courtesy: USPS)
Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through The Postal Store , by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide.
(Photo credit: "George Takei" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)