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Community Gallery Exhibit

Medium 3 Exhibition

Coming soon!

September 14 - October 18 (Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Community Gallery
Opening Reception for JCCH Members and Invited Guests
Friday, September 13, 6:00 pm

We invite you to experience MEDIUM 3, a showcase of three Japanese American contemporary artists representing three generations, creating pieces during different stages in their careers, while honoring their devotion to the arts.

Painter Seikichi “Chick” Takara, ceramicist Yukio Ozaki, and stone sculptor David Kiyabu, were selected for their different choices in mediums, but all reflect a common love of nature in their pieces.

Award-winning Japanese American artist, Seikichi “Chick” Takara is best known for his seascapes and abstracts. Takara creates an evolution of color and movement that defies explanation, and once you share the experience of his work, there is no need for words. Original paintings are seen in private and public collections worldwide.

Yukio Ozaki, professor at Chaminade University since 1973, established himself as an artist mainly in the medium of ceramics and wood. His artworks have been exhibited in museums and in prestigious art exhibitions in Hawai‘i as well as on the national and international scene. Besides numerous awards in the art field, he has also been awarded five state-commissioned artworks for state buildings from 1978 through 2000 and 16 artworks purchased by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts from 1973 to 2004. Ozaki was also named as a Living Treasure of Hawai‘i by Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i in 1994.

David Kiyabu graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He spent his summers in Pietra Santo, Italy, learning the craft of marble from the maestros. Aside from his art, Kiyabu works at the Bishop Museum as a metal worker fabricating mounts for the artifacts. Several of Kiyabu’s pieces are on display at the Dove Tail gallery in Kona, the Fine Arts Associates gallery and other various exhibitions.

(left to right): David Kiyabu, Seikichi “Chick” Takara, and Yukio Ozaki