Monday, November 26, 2012

International Ceramic Cup Show

The sake cup shown below was recently juried into "Drink This! The Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show". Juror Linda Arbuckle selected 70 pieces for exhibition out of over 400 entries. Workhouse Arts Center, part of Lorton Arts Foundation, is hosting this show, which will run January 9th - February 10th, 2013. There will be a reception on January 12th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The address is 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA.

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Opening Night in Boston

The opening for "Shuki: The Intimate Vessels of Sake" had a fantastic turnout. Boston bore no ill effects from the hurricane earlier in the week, so all went according to plan. Here are numerous pictures taken that evening at Vessels Gallery (450 Harrison Avenue)...

A statement for informing the exhibition viewer, and the work of Takahiko Kato and Shiro Otani. (Floral arrangement courtesy of Ikebana International-Boston Chapter).

Available were the Shuki exhibition catalog, as well as Robert Yellin's book on sake vessels.

Hiromi Matsukawa, along with his wife and daughter, who flew in from Japan to attend the opening. This was Hiromi san's debut showing in America. Also pictured is Diane KW (left), Japan's Deputy Consulate General to Boston (behind Hiromi san), Bobbie Tunnard, and Nancy Cushman (right foreground). 

Hiromi san and Japan's Consulate for Cultural Affairs to Boston.

Myself giving a curator's talk. Also present are Chris Gustin (left) and Tim Mitchell (right).

Peter Callas giving a talk on shuki.

Nancy Cushman, co-owner and sake sommelier of o ya resturant (Boston), giving her presentation on sake.

Sushi served with the sake tasting.

Nancy Cushman and Peter Callas, with Peter Grilli, president of the Japan Society of Boston.

Myself with Dr. Cornelius Britt, and his wife Deborah, who flew in from Wyoming to attend the opening. Dr. Britt is contemplating a guinomi by Osamu Inyaoshi.

Bobbie with Kristin Muller (left).

Myself with the Matsukawa family.

Chatting with Elizabeth Kendall.

Here is the work of a few of the exhibiting artists...

 Jeff Shapiro.

Yoshihisa Tsuruta.

Elizabeth Kendall.

Mike Weber.

Ron Hand.