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Abid’s ‘Searching for Home’ reveals the plight of refugee women and children

Abid’s ‘Searching for Home’ reveals the plight of refugee women and children

Susan Kunimatsu November 4, 2017 0

The purpose of art is to communicate: to share the beauty of an object or place, to convey a feeling, to rally around a cause, to remember a person, to tell a story. Artists

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Ron Ho remembered as generous, elegant man of impeccable taste

Ron Ho remembered as generous, elegant man of impeccable taste

Susan Kunimatsu October 5, 2017 0

Ron Ho left his mark on the world. A maker of beautiful jewelry, his monumental necklaces are works of art and storytelling. A teacher of art, he guided the hands and trained the eyes

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Thinking outside the book: The art of Julie Chen

Thinking outside the book: The art of Julie Chen

Susan Kunimatsu May 22, 2017 0

What distinguishes Chen's books is the way she integrates content, form and material to create a complete physical, aesthetic, and intellectual experience for the reader

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Akio Takamori: <em>Apology/Remorse</em> and Memory

Akio Takamori: Apology/Remorse and Memory

Susan Kunimatsu March 8, 2017 0

Seattle lost a brilliant artist and a beloved teacher and friend with the death of Akio Takamori in January. An internationally renowned sculptor in ceramics, Takamori was best known for installations of large stoneware

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Tasogare/Twilight: Looking beyond the surface

Tasogare/Twilight: Looking beyond the surface

Susan Kunimatsu September 28, 2016 0

At first glance, the art of Miya Ando appears simple: large-scale squares of elegantly graduated color. But Ando is a metal artist and sculptor, not a painter. Her “metal canvases” have visual depth and

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‘Thinking Clearly’: Patti Warashina at Abmeyer + Wood

‘Thinking Clearly’: Patti Warashina at Abmeyer + Wood

Susan Kunimatsu May 24, 2016 0

Patti Warashina spent her career working in clay, achieving international renown in that medium. But after five decades, she took a chance on a new material. During a residency at the Museum of Glass

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Roger Shimomura finds his muse

Roger Shimomura finds his muse

Susan Kunimatsu November 20, 2015 0

“Great American Muse” is at Greg Kucera Gallery through December 24.

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Forces of Nature: Exhibition displays purity of form, design

Forces of Nature: Exhibition displays purity of form, design

Susan Kunimatsu August 8, 2015 0

Now at Bellevue Arts Museum

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Roger Shimomura takes on American history

Roger Shimomura takes on American history

Susan Kunimatsu July 18, 2015 0

Tacoma Art Museum hosts exhibition of pop art style paintings from Roger Shimomura, a third-generation Japanese American who lived in the American internment camps during World War II.

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Chiho Aoshima: Cycle of disaster, rebirth an ‘optimistic’ look

Chiho Aoshima: Cycle of disaster, rebirth an ‘optimistic’ look

Susan Kunimatsu June 28, 2015 0

Now at Seattle Asian Art Museum

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