Exhibition dates: November 14 – December 22, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, November 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Public hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fred Simon Gallery
1004 Farnam Street, Plaza Level
Omaha, NE 68102
image: Incandescent Metatonia (2016) Gouache on paper, 26 x 40 inches
The Nebraska Arts Council will host an opening reception for artist Jave Yoshimoto on Friday, November 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Fred Simon Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through December 22.
About the Artist:
Jave Yoshimoto is an Omaha-based artist and educator of multi-cultural background. He was born in Japan to Chinese parents and immigrated to the United States at a young age. He has since traveled and lived in various parts of the country that influenced his artistic practice.
Yoshimoto believes in creating works that are socially conscious and true to his authentic self. Similarly in his teaching philosophy, he encourages his students to explore their personal identity and experiences and put these into their creative compositions while developing their technical skills.
Yoshimoto received a Bachelors from the University of California Santa Barbara in Studio Art, a Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Painting and Drawing and Masters of Art in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at Syracuse University. His experiences range from working as an art therapist/mental health professional in Chicago to a painting instructor at Syracuse University and teaching artist in Seattle. He has worked with various age groups and diverse ethnic populations in both rural and urban settings. As an artist, he has also served as an artist-in-residence at various artist colonies across the United States.
Yoshimoto has been featured in multiple print and online publications, received a letter of recognition from the United Nations, awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2015, and exhibited works nationally and internationally.
Learn more about the artist at www.javeyoshimoto.com.