on view April 25 – June 9, 2017
opening reception Tuesday, April 25, 2017 , 6-8 p.m.
Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin, Ohio

An exhibition of environmental ceramic art by noted Japanese muralist Ikuzo Fujiwara will open at Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin, Ohio on April 25, 2017. The exhibition will introduce Fujiwara’s philosophy of ceramic mural and monument artwork meeting the needs of a space and becoming imbedded in the nature of the community. The exhibition will highlight the diversity of Fujiwara’s work and method of production through drawings, maquettes and other visual media.

Fujiwara graduated from the Department of Japanese-style Painting at the Tokyo University of Fine Art and Music in 1970 and his reputation was established after exhibiting at the Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts in 1983. His studio is located in Dublin, Ohio’s Friendship City of Mashiko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

According to Japanese architect and engineer Yokoyama Hiroaki, “Ikuzo Fujiwara is at the forefront of architectural art in Japan. More than 500 ceramic walls and walkways from his studio grace public facilities, buildings, restaurants, cultural halls, homes, floors and gardens throughout Japan. He is followed closely by cutting edge builders, architects and landscape architects who are leaders in their field.”

The exhibition opens with a reception on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m., and remains on view through June 9. Gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 614.889.7444 for more information. The exhibition and public reception are free of charge.

Mendorizaki, ceramic, 10.24 x 10.24 x 10.24”, 2011, by Ikuzo Fujiwara

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