Nine artists from various cultural backgrounds and experiences, all currently active and working in Japan or Hawaii, are coming together for an international art exhibition. The Thursday through May 3 exhibition will be held at Volcano Art Center’s campus in Volcano Village.
Many of these artists have participated in international exhibitions at other points in their careers, but they have never been featured together. This exhibition gives the public a chance to experience the work of this culturally diverse group in one collaborative show. Their collective work encompasses a broad spectrum of materials — paint, paper, clay, fiber and objects. Yet each artist has a unique and distinct vision that is expressed through the use of diverse materials and techniques.
The two-dimensional artists Susumu Sakaguchi, Shingo Honda, Ken Charon, Ryosaku Miyasaka and Ritsuko Sato transform their creative imagination on to canvas; sculptors Stephen Freedman, Tsuneo Taniuchi and Kenji Misawa use a mix of media to create their work. Freedman uses clay, while Taniuchi and Misawa manipulate paper to create their pieces. Sonja Henrixson combines several mediums into one overlaid composition in her imaginary images of structured spaces.
The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the center’s Hale Hoomana. The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day except Sunday.
A workshop on paper sculpture will be offered by Taniuchi from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 19. The cost is $18 for Volcano Art Center members, $20 for nonmembers and includes supplies. Students need to bring basic scissors, a glue stick, transparent tape and a stapler. Call Volcano Art Center at 967-8222 or visit volcanoartcenter.org to register for the workshop or for more information.