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East Meets West Art Exhibitions

Mar 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Keisuke Teshima Dragon Arts

with a demonstration of the “One-Stroke Dragon” painting technique by Japanese master Keisuke Teshima at 6:30pm

Join us for the Artists’ Reception

March 2 – 31, 2018

March 16, 6-9pm

On view at the Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center


Keisuke Teshima Bio: The image of the Dragon is revered around the world as the incarnation of God from ancient times and is a testament of Luck. An ancient painting technique, Teshima embodies the tradition and spirit of the “One-Stroke Dragon” style with contemporary ideals. Through drawing the body of a dragon in a single perfect stroke with a large sumi brush and watercolor, the artist can bring people luck in whatever they seek, such as perfect health, the realization of great ambition, children, a good marriage, and more. The painting is to be used as a lucky charm and to be displayed prominently in a person’s home.

Keisuke Teshima was born in 1975 in Fukuoka, Japan. He trained in traditional Buddhist Art techniques in 2003 and began studying the “One-Stroke Dragon” style in 2011, while working as an altar craftsman restoring Buddhist altars. Honing his skills through daily devotion at the Buddhist monastery in Nikko, Japan, he studied with three masters of the “One-Stroke Dragon” technique. He has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo and Fukuoka, Japan. In 2013, he became actively based in Fukuoka as one of only four artists in the world to master the “One-Stroke Dragon” technique.



Mar 16, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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East Meets West Art Exhibitions


Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center
329 S Bayshore Blvd
Safety Harbor, FL 34695 United States
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