Speaking Japanese: Drawings, Paintings & Calligraphy by Setsuko LeCroix
& Frank Yukio Satogata
On Display at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington,
through May 31, 2017
Trained in both Japanese and Western art styles, Setsuko started her study of Japanese ink painting called sumi-e while living in Kobe, Japan. After studying and creating Japanese art for almost 15 years, she began studying Western art under the direction of David Mueller. According to Setsuko, utilizing different styles is “…like cooking a Japanese dish one day and a French one the next. They are delicious in their own ways.” Setsuko is originally from Kyoto, Japan.
Of Japanese descent and raised in Hawaii, Frank enjoys finding ways to integrate both cultures into his artwork. Understanding the relationship between Zen Calligraphy and Abstract Expressionism is at the core of his work. Spontaneity of brush strokes and evidence of process are essential components of his painting.
Meet the artists at a reception on Wednesday, May 17, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Main Library, and stay to hear Gordon Yoshikawa speak about his experience in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII.