Monday, September 22, 2014

Fumiyo Yoshikawa Upcoming Classes 2014-2015

Japanese Brush Painting/ Sumi-e

Venue: the Albany Community Center (8 students max/ class)
1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA
11/6-12/18/2015 Thursdays 10:00-12:00am 6x (No Class on 11/27)
1/8-2/12/2015 Thursdays 10:00-12:00am 6x
3/5-4/9 Thursdays 10:00-12:00am 6x

Call for further information and Registration: (510) 524-9283
E-mail for Supply List upon registration:
Further information about supplies and shops will be informed on the first day of each course.

Venue: Civic Arts Education-Shadelands Campus (Annex A)
111 North Wiget Ln (at Ygnacio Valley Rd)
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
1/12-3/16/2015 Mondays 9:00am -12:00pm 8x ( No Class on 2/16)
4/6-6/8/2015 Mondays 9:00am -12:00pm 8x (No Class on 4/13, 5/25)

Call or visit website for further information and Registration: (925) 943-5846
Supply List:
Further information about supplies and shops will be informed on the first day of each course.

Saturday tutoring sessions at Studio 205A

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fumiyo Yoshikawa has received the Blick Art Award from Sumi-e Society of America 51st Julied Exhibition for her calligraphy "Yume no Kakera / Piece of Dream"

Fumiyo Yoshikawa " Yume-no-Kakera / Piece of Dream"
sumi-ink, acrylic on paper

Sumi-e Society of America 51st Julied Exhibition is currently shown at Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD

Monday, September 8, 2014

Exhibition "Freedom of Expressionism" at Folk and Fine Art Gallery

Fumiyo Yoshikawa, "A Realm2" sumi-ink on paper mounted on acrylic painted canvas

  Folk and Fine Art Gallery 
1861-A  Solano Avenue, Berkeley  94707


Freedom of Expressionism
Opening Saturday, Sept. 20, 5 until 8 p.m.

Claude Convers -- Fumiyo Yoshikawa -- Mark Grim -- T.C. Stevenson

Non-representational expressionism remains an enigma to most people.  Such paintings still elicit that proverbial complaint, �Anybody, even my five-year old, could do that!�  Known as Action Painting, or simply A.E. - Abstract Expressionism rose to prominence in New York City in the years following World War II.  Like jazz music, it was a peculiarly American cultural innovation that had a profound impact around the world.
Mark Grim

A terse explanation of what the original Action Painters did to cause such an uproar was to strip the �picture� out of the painting.  This was not the first time that artists had strayed from pure �picture� making. There are many such examples, but the Action Painters burst onto the scene with such ferocious vigor and high energy that they forever changed the way painters think about painting.
Claude Convers

Despite all of the jokes, snide dismissals and more than half a century, 
A.E. remains a viable approach to painters all around the world.  
It is still a challenging undertaking.

 T.C. Stevenson

I am attracted to moments or “shadowy places” where reality and fantasy, new and old, life and death overlap. These uncertain realms may possess multiple aspects or perceptions that possibly reveal the philosophical idea of “mujo-kan”, nothing stays the same while life continues to reincarnate itself. I aim to capture these abstractions in my work.

Fumiyo Yoshikawa

In The Cloud Chamber 
1861-A  Solano Avenue, Berkeley  94707   
Open Wed. through Sun. 4 to 7 p.m. 
or by appointment