Thursday, December 31, 2009


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Seasonal Greetings and Information

Fumiyo Yoshikawa, 2009, “Everything Is a Child of the Earth”, Drawing, 16”x20”

Wish You Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Fumiyo and Toru now have a large art studio space (1145 square feet) in San Pablo, CA.
We are looking for artists to share the space for art studio or storage. Space is available for $o.80/ sf. Please let us know if you are interested.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fumiyo,Toru & Madoka are Moving Back to the Bay Area

New Address 6541 Moeser Lane #3 El Cerrito, CA 94530 (after August 1st, 2009)

The Last Moving Sale
Friday, July 24th 3pm ~ 7pm
Saturday, July 25th 8am ~ NOON

The Good-by Pot-luck Party and Outdoor Movies
Friday, July 24th 7pm ~ 10pm
Front-yard of 2966 Northacre Court (off Broken Spoke Rd)Grand Junction, CO 81504

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Open Studio

Fumiyo Yoshikawa and Toru Sugita will join the Artspace Open Studio Tour

Tour Artists' Exhibit
Place:Vectra Bank, 2394 F Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81506
Phone: (970) 243-2521
Time: April 3rd - 30th , 9:30am - 4:30pm
Reception: April 23, 6-8pm
Free wine, appetizers, and colorful tour maps
For more info: 970-640-8177

Fumiyo and Toru's Open Studio

Rhiannon Glover (ceramic)
Jordan Hall (wooden craft)
Tina King (ceramic)

Place: 2966 Northacre Ct. Grand Junction, CO 81504
Phone: (970)255-7366
Time: May 2 & May 3, 6-8pm

Friday, February 6, 2009

Fumiyo Yoshikawa Solo Show 2/6-2/28, 2009

Solo Show at Hang Ups

Location: Hang Ups
209 Colorado Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81501
Period:2/6 through 2/28, 2009
Time:Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-4:30pm

Opening Reception: 6:00 -9:00pm on 2/6


Artist Statement for Series of "Madoka"

I paint dreams because they connect to the deeper mind that contains the whole range of human emotions: passion and fear, happiness and sadness, hope and trauma, and all memories.

Life is like a dream dreamt by the cosmos. Like a fish flying in the sky or a butterfly dancing on the ocean, it quietly reflects the scenery of my mind and heart.
It is the world connected through nature to the universe, to the cosmos, to all life.

I paint my daughter, Madoka, and her dreams. Madoka means “circle,” a Japanese metaphor for peace, happiness, wholeness, and inclusiveness. When I gave birth, I named my daughter Madoka, wishing her to be generous and peaceful like the sun, calm and gentle like the moon.

Madoka’s sleeping face is a dream connecting me to the cosmos and all life … a peaceful circle that calms me and soothes my fears. When I see her dreaming face, I forget my sadness, struggles, and past trauma. It takes me to other places and happier times, and I remember my own mother’s face when awake.

I have given Madoka unlimited love since the time she was in my womb. However, a relationship between a mother and her child is ever changing from happiness to sadness. When I paint her dreaming face, I can find my inexhaustible love for her. When I connect with this deep ocean of love for Madoka, I reconnect with my mother’s love for me.

Fumiyo Yoshikawa