BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.909@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20050709T000000Z DTEND:20050827T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Yakimono: A Celebration of Japanese American Ceramic Art\n\nThe Xiem Gallery in Pasadena\, California\, is very proud to host a unique an d thoughtful exhibition of works by Japanese American ceramicists\, select ed by Mary Ichino. The "Yakimono" exhibition will feature the work of 11 J apanese American ceramic artists specifically to honor the contributions t hese artists have made to furthering the art of ceramics in the United Sta tes. Mary Ichino\, who is coordinating this ambitious project\, is an acco mplished studio potter of note and has also worked as an instructor\, art consultant and ceramics technician during her 40-year involvement in the f ield. \n\nThe artists featured in the Yakimono exhibition are 2nd and 3rd generation Americans of Japanese ancestry\, most of whom live in Southern California. Each of the selected artists is individually established in th e field of fine art ceramics. They are educators and fine arts professiona ls. The work of each of the 11 artists is widely shown and collected. Howe ver\, never before have all 11 artist been shown together in a group show allowing for a unique chance to encounter the power and significance of th eir shared experience and individual perspectives. This group show reflect s great diversity of technique and influence and offers an exceptional opp ortunity to explore the parameters of Japanese American ceramics sensibili ty.\n\nFeatured Artists for the Yakimono exhibition are:\nDon and Linda As akawa\nSean de Queiroz\nMabel Enkoji\nTrace Fukuhara\nMary Ichino\nRose Ni shio\nJean Kojima\nEleanor Komai\nJoanne Takayama Ogawa\nRodney Tsukushima \n\nThe Xiem Gallery Opening for Yakimono is Saturday\, July 9th\, 6 to 8 pm and is free and open to the public. The Yakimono exhibition runs though August 27\, 2005 and the Xiem Gallery is open from 10am to 6pm\, Tuesday through Saturday. \nAdditional hours and days for group tours of the Yaki mono exhibition can be arranged by emailing <a>kathy@xiemclaycenter.com</a > \n\nXiem Clay Center \n1563 North Lake Avenue\nPasadena\, CA 91104\n626. 794.5833\n<a href="http://www.xiemclaycenter.com">http://www.xiemclaycente r.com</a>\n\nIKEBANA - OHARA SCHOOL\n\nA demonstration of Ikebana will be held on Saturday\, July 23rd at 11 am. Works from the Yakimono exhibition will be used to demonstrate this ancient art form. This event is free and open to the public SUMMARY:Japanese American Fine Art Ceramics at the Xiem Gallery in Pasadena \, CA - through August 27 URL:/en/events/2005/07/09/japanese-american-fine-art-ceramics-at-the-xiem-g a/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR