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Miyajima's 'Infinite Possibilities' set for a fourth exhibition

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

A Dublin Arts Council favorite will return for a fourth exhibition Nov. 19.

Masayuki Miyajima: Infinite Possibilities will be on view at the Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive, from Tuesday, Nov. 19, through Dec. 20.

"It's always such a successful exhibition," DAC Executive Director David Guion said.

"It's so successful we continue to bring him back."

Miyajima lives in Japan and learned the art of handcrafted pottery from Shimaoka Tatsuzo, an artist designated a "Living National Treasure" by the Japanese Government.

Miyajima has had previous DAC exhibitions in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

The pottery usually sells out, Guion said.

"He's visited quite a number of times," he said.

"We work closely with the Japan America Society of Central Ohio and the largest native Japanese population in the state is in central Ohio," Guion said.

"There's a huge Japanese contingent here and part of our mission is to engage the community."

In addition to showing his art, Miyajima will have gallery hours to engage patrons.

"He'll be here for the artist's reception and he'll be having gallery hours, which is a little unusual," Guion said.

"It's a great way for the public to meet him and talk about his work.

"He speaks little English, but is able to make gestures and talk about his work."

The work on display at the upcoming exhibition will consist of more than 70 pieces of pottery crafted by Miyajima, Guion said.

"All of his work is utilitarian, but amazingly complex," he said.

"There are glazes and techniques he uses to create designs."

The exhibition has received support from a local company.

"Mr. Hidaka is a supporter of the exhibition and he has supported Masa for a number of years," Guion said of the owner of the Dublin company, Hidaka USA.

"I think it's fantastic that a corporation can support an artist," Guion said.

"It's an important connection and such an amazing gesture of generosity."

The artist's reception is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. The event is free and open to the public, and will be catered by Bleu & Fig.

Miyajima will hold gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Regular exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, look online at dublinarts.org.

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