FILIPINO ARTIST FROM TAMPA, FLORIDA GETS HIGHEST RECOGNITION

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Filipino Artist from Tampa, Florida EDGAR "GARY" CARABIO received the highest recognition as a member of the "Masters Circle" after winning the top 75 out of 3000 entries at the International Association of Pastel Societies convention held in Albuquerque, New Mexico last week. It was the largest gathering of more than 700 artists....

Japanese Papercraft Artist Turns Empty Boxes of Snacks Into Charming Arts

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Empty boxes of snacks can be reused in so many great ways; you can recycle them, or create some arts. Haruki, whom I introduce you to here, is also a Japanese university student and papercraft artist who creates beautiful paper-craft. Haruki who mastered “Kiries” or “Kirigami”, the Japanese art of paper cutting. He...

Artist showcases Europe’s largest calligraphy work

Masaaki Hasegawa
Take part in Masaaki Hasegawa's macro project to connect cultures through art https://vimeo.com/304869208 As part of his project "Connect People Thru Art Beyond Borders", the artist Masaaki Hasegawa (Tokyo, 1987) has devised the largest calligraphy work in Europe to date. It consists of a 1,926 square meter area in the...

UNITED ARTS EXCEEDS 50% MARK, RAISES OVER $1 MILLION TOWARD $2 MILLION GOAL FOR THE 2019 COLLABORATIVE CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS

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United Arts of Central Florida announced today that five weeks into the annual Collaborative Campaign for the Arts, donations and pledges total $1.08 million (at 53.8 percent of the campaign’s $2 million goal). The 2019 Collaborative Campaign officially runs from February 1 through April 30. “I am thrilled that we’ve hit this...

Celebrating Lunar New Year series with Year of the Pig stamp

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Lunar New Year is upon us again, and that always brings a flurry of orders for stamps collection. Around the world, millions of people welcome a new year with gifts, music, and celebration! Bright pink peach blossoms highlight the 2019 Year of the Pig/Boar stamp from the U.S. Postal Service®, the 12th and final stamp in the Celebrating...

Japanese Pottery Artist Brings Rich History of Kogei to South Florida

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Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI presents “The Spirit of Japanese Craftsmanship (Kogei) and Tea Ceremony” on January 23 Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI  The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami presents a series of lectures by renowned Japanese pottery artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI on Wednesday, January 23.

World cultures celebrate diversity at the FusionFest

The FusionFest took place at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, Florida on November 24th and 25th, 2018. The two-day event set out to explore and promote the “fusion” of multiple international nations through all the things that create a culture; food, art, language, and people. It was an ambitious endeavor for a first-year event located in the heart of a diverse...

Japanese Calligraphy “Shodo Performance Koshien” Competition

Elegant calligraphy performance by Japanese high school at the Japan Koshien Calligraphy Competition.
Japanese learn shodo calligraphy from childhood in order to write beautiful characters. The brush—a traditional writing instrument—is very hard to use until one gets used to it. But by training many times, anyone can learn to express characters in his or her own unique way. Calligraphy arts can be seen not only at exhibitions, but also in a variety of places,...

FusionFest Celebrates Diversity

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New festival brings two days of cultural and international entertainment, food and film to Central Florida Orange County, Fla. – A new festival celebrating Central Florida’s growing diversity is coming to Orange County on Thanksgiving weekend this year. FusionFest, a free, two-day celebration of cultural inclusion, will be held on Nov. 24 and 25, 2018 in front of the Dr. Phillips Center in downtown...

Japanese Artist Yasunori Kimata to Perform Live Painting at UCF on November 5

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ORLANDO, Fla. (October 17, 2018) – The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami and the University of Central Florida (UCF) present a live painting performance by Japanese artist Yasunori Kimata on Monday, November 5 at 10:30 a.m. in Cape Florida Room 316ABCD in the UCF Student Union, located at 12715 Pegasus Dr. in Orlando. Admission is free. Kimata’s skill, artistry and mastery...
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