BEAUTY IN USE: CELEBRATING JAPANESE CULTURAL TRADITIONS
JANUARY 22–JUNE 27, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION — THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 6–8 P.M.
LIVE CALLIGRAPHY PERFORMANCE AND ARTIST TALKS BEGIN AT 6:30 P.M.
Two Japanese artists from Wakayama Prefecture will exhibit artwork in the Lamar Studio, opening
the 2019 exhibition season. Master Potter Mr. Masayoshi Shimizu will exhibit traditional handmade
pottery, along with artist, Mr. Taisan Tanaka’s contemporary calligraphy.
The essence of Mr. Shimizu’s pottery is revealed when people use his bowls, platters,
and vessels in their daily lives. The beauty is in its use.
Mr. Tanaka is a contemporary Japanese artist specializing in calligraphy infused with live performance.