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April 2019

Live Painting by ColorhythmRisa
Safety Harbor Art & Music Center (map)
April 12 at 6:45p.m.

March 2019

Japanese Fusion: The Divine Feminine
Dunedin Fine Art Center
March 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Experience live painting by two female artists, each with a distinctive artistic style. At the end of the evening, the two artists will collaborate on a live painting demonstration. Koho Kurihara – Japanese Calligraphy Demonstration, accompanied by live guitar (Marius Kozlowski). Ai Kawamura – Japanese Brush Painting Demonstration, accompanied by a recording of traditional Japanese music. Tickets are $5 for DFAC members, $10 for non-members. The Palm Cafe will be open for food & beverage purchase.

Japanese Performance Art
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
March 19, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
‚ÄčCelebrate Women’s History Month with us and enjoy an exciting performance art event by award-winning female calligraphers, Koho Kurihara and Ai Kawamura. Kurihara, a master and teacher of Japanese calligraphy, infuses ancient tradition with a contemporary edge to create expressive, large-scale paintings while Kawamura combines traditional elements of Japanese watercolor painting with a modern flare.This event also complements the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art’s current exhibition UNEXPECTED: Art by Alternative Means featuring Nathan Beard, Akiko Kotani & Rob Tarbell. These artists experiment with uncommon materials and are all inspired by Japanese traditions in a variety of ways. Akiko Kotani is a Japanese-American fiber artist currently living and working in Gulfport, Florida. She will be making a special appearance for these festivities.

April 2018

Saturday April 14

Soft Water Studios

St Petersburg (map)

5 - 9pm


featuring Keisuke Teshima

and Tokuma Takebe


March 2018

Thursday March 22

 Soft Water Studios, St Petersburg (map)

 5 - 9pm Japanese Cultural Night with Live Performance by Keisuke Teshima

 Afterparty at Ichicoro Ane (map)