Past Exhibition: LANSCA Nagoya - Los Angeles Sakura Children's Art
Students from the City of Nagoya and the City of Los Angeles commemorate the Japan – U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial in a joint showing of cherry blossom art for exhibition in Los Angeles and Nagoya.
Los Angeles schools which participated in this joint exhibition are: STEM at Roosevelt High School, Children’s Institute, Inc., and Mother of Sorrows School.
The entire exhibition of over 200 art works will travel to Nagoya, Japan in October for exhibition at the Nagoya Festival. A portion of the collection is on view here.
This special project was organized by the Los Angeles Nagoya Sister City Affiliation (LANSCA). The cities of Nagoya and Los Angeles have an annual art exchange program that is coordinated by LANSCA.
Watercolorist Osamu Saito and his students "Sakura"
Watercolorist Osamu Saito and his students celebrate the 2012 Cherry Blossom Centennial with paintings depicting sakura, now on view in the library of the Japan Information & Culture Center at the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles. Mr. Saito teaches watercolor at the Ken Nakaoka Community Center in Gardena, California. Artists whose works appear in the exhibition are: Yuriko Baba, Fumiko Ige, Kimiko Kudo, Emiko Miyazaki, Kyoko Matsumoto, May Seki, Yasuko Saito, Kimiko Uno, Reiko Yamada, Osamu Saito (instructor)
Tohoku Children's Art
March 20 - April 19, 2012
Through their art, children of Tohoku expressed feelings of "kizuna," the bonds of friendship, that supported them through the disaster. Many of these children were affected by the earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011. The exhibition is in library of the Japan Information & Culture Center at the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles from March 13 - April 17, 2012. The children's art project is part of the "Global Festa Japan 2011" event held in Tokyo in October 2011 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC).
Ceramics by Mariko Bird
January 4 - March 19, 2012
Mariko Bird uses unusual shapes and glaze techniques to evoke a surreal quality to her ceramic sculptures. Her work is now on display.