Mingei East and West
Art Critic Yanagi Soetsu invented the term “Mingei” which means “folk art” to advocate art which is natural, traditional, functional, simple, and selfless. The beauty of this new exhibit is that it explores the connection and mutual influence of Japanese art and the California Arts and Crafts movement.
June 6, 2008 through January 6, 2009
Pacific Asia Museum 46 North Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA, 91101. 626.449.2742.
Hours: Wed – Sun: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sake bottle (tokurri), motif by Shoji Hamada,
Japan, early 20th century, Photo By Julian Bermudez
For more information, please visit: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/calendar/exhibitions/mingei.htm
The Poetry of Paper by Yoshio Ikezaki
Ikezaki’s work is indeed poetic, evocative, and ethereal. His sculptures, paper collages, and Sumi Ink Paintings conjure literal landscapes as well as the more metaphysical landscape of the human mind and imagination. Like the poet John Keats, you may ask yourself, “Do I wake, or do I sleep?” Once you feast your eyes on Ikezaki’s creations, you will step into the realm of gathered dreams.
Curated by Homeira Goldstein
Exhibition Dates: June 11, 2008- July 24, 2008
Manhattan Beach Art Center. 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Manhattan Beach,CA, (310) 802-5440
Gallery hours: Tuesday: 2-6PM; Wed: 4-8 PM Thu: 2-6 PM Sat: 1-5 PM; Closed Sun, Mon, & Fri
Sculpture:The Earth Breathes; Paper Collage: Gathered Dreams; Sumi Ink Painting:Timeless Auras
Jose Iturbi Competition UCLA: CLASSICAL MUSIC’S “AMERICAN IDOL”
The foundation gives away the largest cash prizes in the world to first place winners for solo piano and voice.
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True vs. Colored Sculpture:
A Nineteenth-Century Debate about the Renaissance
Sat. June 14: 3:00 p.m.
Art historian Bruce Boucher explores the 19th century debate about the use of color on sculpture, a technique widely practiced from Antiquity through the Renaissance.
Auditorium . Getty Villa. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, California
Admission: Free; a ticket is required
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