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Second Saturday Gallery Reception: June 11, 5pm–8pm

June 2–30, 2016

Miasa Sister City Art Exchange Exhibit


Ryusei Okamoto


Sachiko Matsubara


Sixteen artists from the Miasa-Omachi area in Nagano Prefecture are exhibiting their artwork as part of the fifth bi-ennial Miasa Sister City Art Exchange Exhibit.

Mendocino Art Center founder Bill Zacha and artist Toshi Yoshida formalized the sister city relationship in 1980. In 1992 Miasa and Mendocino started annual youth exchanges that have continued throughout the years. The Annual Art Exchange Exhibit was inaugurated in 2008 at the Mendocino Art Center, followed by showings in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Mendocino Coast artists have exhibited their work in Omachi, Japan, in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

 


Noboru Hirabayashi

Asako Watanabe

 

featured artists

Returning artists
Tokio Oda | woodworking
Masami Yoshikawa | contemporary art, sculpture
Noboru Hirabayashi | ceramic
Keiichi Murata | ceramic
Shuro Kasai | lamps, glass
Hitoshi Kikuchi | staining, tapestry
Asako Watanabe | ceramic
Nobuyuki Sugihara | contemporary art, installation
Sachiko Matsubarra | glass

Artists showing in Mendocino for the first time
Kinichi Inoue | noh mask
Rika Suga | lamp work
Eriko Arai | painting
Elina Ooyama | textile
Mitsuko Watanabe | Japanese embroidery
Masato Nishina | painting

Special guest
Ryusei Okamoto | printing