TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE: JAPANESE TECHNIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY METAL ARTS
Metal Museum / 374 Metal Museum Dr. March 29 - September 13th
Seisei Asai, Kiyoko Fujie, Seth Gould, Noriko Hagino, Hiroki Iwata, Marvin Jensen, Kazuo Kashima, Morihito Katsura, Takashi Kojima, Andrew Meers, Haruo Mitsuta, Hiroshi Nishikata, Ryota Nishikata, Yuko Okahara, Masako Onodera, Motoko Oshiyama, Yukie Osumi, Ryuhei Sako, Hiroko Sato-Pijanowski, George Sawyer, Makoto Susa, Fumiki Taguchi, Emiko Takenouchi, Norio Tamagawa, Tatsushi Tamagawa, Yoshio Ueno, Mizuko Yamada
Curated by Hiroko Yamada, Director of HYART Gallery (Madison, WI), and originating at Penland Gallery at Penland School of Craft (Penland, NC), Tradition of Excellence explores a wide range of Japanese metalworking techniques and materials. The exhibit brings together both Japanese and American artists, honoring the profound skill and knowledge of these makers and highlighting the influence of Japanese metalworking within the contemporary metal arts field.