HANFORD - Kings Art Center will host a reception for the opening of two exhibits, on Sept. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Both exhibits pull from the permanent collections at the Center.

"Purple Flowers Watercolor" by Lennie Salmon is part of the "Past to Present" exhibit.

The work in this exhibit represents a small sampling of the many local artists who have exhibited their work at the Center over the past 25 years. Running from Sept. 23 through Nov. 11 in the Marcellus Gallery.

In the Members Gallery, the work of Henry Sugimoto, "Internment 1942" exhibit will be on display to honor the 75th anniversary of the Japanese American Internment.

Mr. Sugimoto, a native of Hanford, was interned at Pinedale Assembly Center and Jerome Relocation Center, with his wife and daughter in 1942. During this time till his passing in 1990, Mr. Sugimoto painted and created woodblock prints exploring camp themes. Upon his death much of his work was donated to the Kings Art Center by his family, becoming central to the permanent collection. The exhibit will run from Sept. 23 through Nov. 11.

Kings Art Center is located at 605 N. Douty St., in Hanford. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free, tours are available by appointment, for more information call 584-1065.