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PERFORMANCE: Arts Midwest World Fest - Ondekoza / Flint, MI; Marietta, OH; Corydon, IN; Sterling, IL; Viroqua, WI

02/03/2019 - 03/03/2019

World-famous Japanese taiko ensemble Ondekoza will tour in the Midwest as part of Arts Midwest World Fest. Fusing incredible athleticism, pounding rhythms, and peaceful melodies, Ondekoza's performances inspire and energize audiences. The tour is supported through the Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) program.

Tour Schedule
February 3 - 9: The Whiting (Flint, MI)
February 10 - 16: Peoples Bank Theatre (Marietta, OH)
February 17 - 23: Main Street Corydon (Corydon, IN)
February 24 - March 2: Woodlawn Arts Academy (Sterling, IL)
March 3: Historic Temple Theatre (Viroqua, WI)

EXHIBITION: Kasama Pottery with Free Style: Living National Treasure Kosei Matsui and Modern Ceramic Artists - Hiroyuki Onuki, Koji Toda and Akio Nukaga / New York, NY

01/31/2019 - 02/27/2019

Kasama-yaki, a ceramic style from Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, is known for its expressive style free, from many traditional restrictions on form and methodlogy. This exhibition features six of the legendary potter Kosei Matsui's "neri-age" (kneaded) works along with work by three artists, Hiroyuki Onuki, Koji Toda, and Akio Nukaga. This exhibition is nominally supported by The Japan Foundation, New York.

This exhibition is on view from January 31, 2019 through February 27, 2019 at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club, 145 West 57th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

EXHIBITION: Celebrating Japanese Cultural Traditions: Beauty in Use / Pensacola, FL

01/22/2019 - 06/27/2019

The exhibition features Masayoshi Shimizu, a master potter from Wakayama, Japan and Taisan Tanaka, a calligrapher originally from Wakayama and currently living in New York City. The artists will conduct workshops, art talks and demonstrations. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from Janaury 22 through June 27 at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504.

EXHIBITION: Masayuki Koorida: Sculpture / Hamilton, NJ

05/06/2018 - 03/17/2019

This show is an extensive survey of work by Japanese artist Masayuki Koorida in his first major exhibition in the United States. It will include large scale works in granite and marble as well as small playful works in stainless steel and cast acrylic, and new drawings. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from May 6, 2018 through March 17, 2019 at Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619.

[Image: Masayuki Koorida, Light-Twin, 2014, stainless steel, 11.02 x 18.11 x 11.42 inches, Collection of the Artist]

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