Masayuki Miyajima will return to the Dublin Arts Council gallery to close the 2019 Visual Arts Series with a solo exhibition of functional Japanese ceramic artwork in a continued exploration of material, form, substance and function to produce pottery imbued with a combination of body, mind and spirit. The exhibition will feature elegant handcrafted stoneware and porcelain objects, carved and inlayed with a variety of patterns. The exhibition will be on view at Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin from Nov. 12 through Dec. 18. The exhibition opens with a free public reception on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 6-8 p.m.
Miyajima will travel to Dublin from the town of Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. His studio and kiln are situated just outside of the town of Mashiko, one of Dublin, Ohio’s Friendship Cities, where Miyajima has worked for more than 20 years. He is a former apprentice of Shimaoka Tatsuzo, who was designated a “Living National Treasure” by the Japanese government. Miyajima invites the public to meet him during the Nov. 12 reception, and while he works in the Dublin Arts Council ceramics studio Saturday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Miyajima’s pottery has proven itself extremely popular with patrons. He is among the best-selling artists in Dublin Arts Council’s gallery. The exhibition is generously underwritten by grants from Hidaka USA, Inc., PNC Bank, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., the Dublin Community Foundation and Ohio Alliance for Arts Education. The exhibition is further supported by funding from City of Dublin, Ohio, USA and the Ohio Arts Council.
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. Details can be found at dublinarts.org/VisualArtsSeries.
Dublin Arts Council (DAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported in part by the City of Dublin’s hotel/motel tax and the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund Dublin Arts Council and its programs with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DAC is further supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, fundraising events, classes, gallery sales and in-kind contributions. DAC engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts. For more information about any of Dublin Arts Council’s programs, exhibitions and events call 614.889.7444 or visit www.dublinarts.org.
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