Sunday, April 28, 2019

Fumiyo Yoshikawa Exhibition "Pacific Rim" at Manna Gallery

Manna Gallery
473 25th St Oakland CA 94612
Hours:  Fridays, Saturdays 12 – 5 pm
Frist Fridays 5 – 9 pm and by appointment

Contact: 510-536-7559

Exhibition  Pacific Rim:
Fumiyo Yoshikawa

May17-  June 22, 2019

Reception and Artist Talk : First Friday, June 7, from 6 to 8 pm

Fumiyo Yoshikawa "Pieces of Mind 1"  Sumi-ink, acrylic on paper acrylic painted wooden panel #16030003

Fumiyo Yoshikawa "Pieces of Mind 3"  Sumi-ink, acrylic on paper acrylic painted wooden panel #16030005

Manna Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Fumiyo Yoshikawa and ceramics by Joe Mielke. ”Pacific Rim” opens May 17 and continues to June 22.  A reception for the artists happens on First Friday, June 7, from 6 to 8 pm.  Both artists will give a brief talk about their work at 7 pm.
Fumiyo’s intense yet delicate abstract paintings are influenced by her formal training in sumi-e, where disciplined brushwork is used to merge calligraphy with related imagery. Her small to medium sized artworks combine her Japanese cultural background with a modern sensibility.
She says, “I resonate with the Eastern thought of ‘All creatures in heaven and on earth come from the same root as myself’ and ‘All things and I are of one substance.’ I imagine that the memory and consciousness of living things from a distant past are in a cycle, similar to an ecosystem. It is curious to imagine that my deepest consciousness is connected to the memory shared by this natural world.”
Fumiyo has exhibited extensively both here and abroad, most recently in Kyoto, Japan and Bradenton, Florida.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sumi-e Students Show and Upcoming Classes and Events

Upcoming Classes and Events

at the Albany Community Center (12 students max / class)

1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA

Apr 3-May8, Wednesday 9:50am to 12:10pm 6x 

Further information and Registration: at
Use key word "brush" to search the classes.or
Phone: (510) 512-9283
E-mail for Supply List after registration:
Further information about supplies and shops will be informed on the first day of each course.

at Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, California 94804

June 13- July 18, 2019 Thursday 10:00am to 12:30pm 5x  (No Class on July 4th)

Call or visit website for further information and Registration: 510.620.6772

at  Center for the Community Arts- Shadelands Art Center (Annex A)
111 North Wiget Ln (at Ygnacio Valley Rd)
Walnut Creek, CA 94598


April 5-June 7, 2019 Fridays 9:00am-12pm 10x ( No class on May 5)
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

at Asian Art Museum
Introduction to Nihonga on March 16th, 2019

at Pleasanton Senior Center on May 4 and 5, 2019

at Crocker Art Museum, Sacrament on June 30, 2019

Art Exhibition (2-person)
at Manna Gallery, Oakland from June 7th, 2019

Solo Exhibition
at Gallery Hillgate, Kyoto, Japan in August, 2019