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Walking the art aisles—a stroll through Seattle Art Fair

Walking the art aisles—a stroll through Seattle Art Fair

Kazuko Nakane August 21, 2017 0

Even though I’ve been writing about art for years, I still remember what the late Nisei painter, Frank Okada told me. He said he became a painter because he believed the world of art

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A Heart Soaring In The Sunset—The Shimmering World of Yayoi Kusama

A Heart Soaring In The Sunset—The Shimmering World of Yayoi Kusama

Kazuko Nakane July 7, 2017 0

Even though the initial tickets for the show are sold out, Seattle Art Museum will issue a limited number of tickets for the day of the show only, although it’s recommended you line up

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Deco Japan: Elegant design or the vitality of a working class?

Deco Japan: Elegant design or the vitality of a working class?

Kazuko Nakane June 13, 2014 0

Now showing at Seattle Asian Art Museum

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Bridge crossing: Odyssey of Noguchi and Tobey’s East Asian sojourns

Bridge crossing: Odyssey of Noguchi and Tobey’s East Asian sojourns

Kazuko Nakane April 4, 2014 0

Exhibits at Frye Art Museum until May

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Kimsooja: A needle woman piercing the fabric of life

Kimsooja: A needle woman piercing the fabric of life

Kazuko Nakane December 6, 2013 0

Video installation in front of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Slurp Up! – A New Japanese Soba Restaurant Settles in Seattle

Slurp Up! – A New Japanese Soba Restaurant Settles in Seattle

Kazuko Nakane March 19, 2013 0

All over Japan, you will see restaurants advertising noodles of all kinds, from ramen to udon and regional specialties.  One noodle that evokes a soft spot in the Japanese palette of the Tokyo area

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Rebuilding Japan  – From Disaster to Hope

Rebuilding Japan – From Disaster to Hope

Kazuko Nakane March 7, 2012 0

After the 3/11  disaster in Japan, whole intra-structures were washed away. The government also seemed slow to respond as if stunned by the enormity of this emergency.  Out of this emerged many alternative groups

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The Son of Cambodian Rice Farmers Uses Art To Expose History

Kazuko Nakane January 4, 2012 0

The artist, Sopheap Pich, was born in the small rice-farming town of Koh Kralaw in northwestern Cambodia in 1971. His parents and his ancestors were farmers. Through a long turbulent history, agriculture has been

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A New American Artist Sculpts His Vision of Humanity

Kazuko Nakane May 4, 2011 Comments Off on A New American Artist Sculpts His Vision of Humanity

Sculptor Wanxin Zhang (b. 1961) came from China to the United States with his family in 1992. He settled in San Francisco, and has been teaching at the Academy of Art University, in San

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Cinema Inspiration: Picking Through The Pockets Between Culture And Language

Kazuko Nakane February 16, 2011 Comments Off on Cinema Inspiration: Picking Through The Pockets Between Culture And Language

The exhibition, “Life of Imitation” has literally opened up a window on a country of which I knew little about. Ming Wong, 40, who hails from Singapore, makes his U.S. debut with this show.

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