Skip to main content

Movie and Music Themed Art Show Announcement

Suteki-Ja Night! @ Gallery Kopis
日本語



What: Suteki-Ja Night! - Movies, Music, Drink!! - group art exhibition with both Japanese and American artists (me)

I'll be showing new original art based on movies I love! Also, my first canvas painting showing in Japan.


When: Sun. June 2 to Sat. June. 8 (Gallery is closed Tuesdays)
11:00am to 7:00pm (Opening day from 1pm, Closing day until 5pm)
***Closing Party & Live Music: Sat. June 8 ***
+++I'll be there Sun, June 2 from 13:00 to 17:00, and Sat, June 8 from 13:00 to 17:00 (possibly also June 7 from 18:00 to 19:00)+++

Where: Gallery Kopis http://www.g-kopis.com/ (Japanese)
1-2-12-1 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0021 ph:03-5639-2381



How to get there: It's actually very easy and very close to the station.

Gallery Kopis is less than a minute away from exit A3 of the Kiyosumi Shirakawa station.
Kiyosumi Shirakawa is on both the Hanzomon line and the Oedo line, is just over 20 minutes from either Shinjuku or Shibuya and is home to the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. When you arrive, go up the exit A3 stairs, go left and immediately turn left and go straight on the path. Turn right at the road and it is on the right on the corner at the end of the block.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Tokyo Akahon Manga “Gulliver’s Travels” by NAKAMURA Hiroshi

According to a post by akahon manga researcher Yuuzora Retro (pen name), the Tokyo-based publisher Taikōdō ( 泰光堂 ) created their Manga Classics series in response to the PTA backlash against manga contributing to delinquency in Osaka. This is Gulliver’s Travels by NAKAMURA Hiroshi (中村ひろし), a B6-sized 3-color akahon* printed with red ink fills on either blue or green lines costing 85 yen. NAKAMURA seemed to be the main artist for Taikōdō as evinced by the ad pages at the back. There is no publishing date, but it probably wasn't too far from 1951 when "Cinderella" and "Snow White" from the same series were published. Looking at the stamps on the endpapers on the back, we can see that this particular book was rented out at a kashihon-ya (rental comic shop) in Saga, Kyushu called Imazato Neo Shobō. It was lent to me by a Mr. Fujita, a collector heavy into Showa-era items. I will continue to introduce the books I was able to borrow from his

Karate Kid, IF "Similar" and SCBWI Tokyo Art Show

The Karate Kid changed my life. The movie, of course. Not the Legion of Superheroes comic character. I'm watching it right now as I type this blog and I was thinking about how many of my perceptions about karate were shaped by Mr. Miyagi. I was never big on "sports" movies, I never saw Rocky. But I knew what it was like to be the little guy. The new kid on the block. And I knew what it was like going up against an institutionalized system of separating the "winners" from the "losers". Luckily, I had friends in and out of school that liked me for who I was and not for who I desperately thought I wanted to be. It took me a little while and Karate Kid 2 to realize what I did want. The summer that KK2 was the summer where I decided to take control of my life and stopped worrying about what the @$$holes thought. It wasn't even a gradual thing. Once I had made that decision, suddenly things started changing around me. I had confidence and that made it ea

Lighthouse Illustration

I was suddenly possessed by the desire to draw lighthouses. Inspired by the work of  Don Kenn , Edward Gorey, and H.P. Lovecraft. First in a possible series.