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2015 / World-renown Japanese art collector Bill Clark passed away on Nov. 22 at 85

Bill Clark on May 22, 2009

Willard G. “Bill” Clark, founder of the Clark Center for Japanese Art at Hanford in Central California passed away on Nov. 22, 2015 on his ranch where he lived for all his 85 years. Mr. Clark who was the fifth generation of rancher had turned to be export-businessman. He loved Japanese art and his...
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2015 / Fresno / Clark Bonsai Collection to be opened at Japanese garden in Fresno, Oct. 17

Woodward Park Shinzen Japansese Garden 114 West Audubon Drive, Fresno, CA 93720 www.shinzenjapanesegarden.org Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen Garden Grand Opening October 17, 18, 10 am – 5 pm Rebon Cutting on Saturday, October 17, at 5 pm The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford has transferred their extensive legacy bonsai...
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2015 / Artscape / Japanese Art Loses a Unique Western Venue: The Clark Center Shuts Its Doors

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Artscape / August 2015 Here and There: Japanese Art Loses a Unique Western Venue: The Clark Center Shuts Its Doors Alan Gleason http://www.dnp.co.jp/artscape/eng/ht/1508.html  
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2015 / Elegant Pastimes: Masterpieces from Clark Collection / Clark Center to close last exhibition, Feb. 10 – June 30

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The Clark Center will close the final exhibition “Elegant Pastimes” on June 30. The last chances to see treasures of Japanese art collected by Mr. Bill Clark. Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture February 10 – June 30, 2015 Elegant Pastimes: Masterpieces of Japanese Art from the Clark Collection at the Minneapolis Institute...
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2014 / Clark Center exhibition “33 Dances” calligraphy closing Dec. 6

Clark Center Calligraphy

Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture 33 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy from the 16th to the 19th Century Sept. 2 – Dec. 6, 2014 The exhibition is organized under the auspices of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.   In East Asia, calligraphy has been hailed as the highest of all art forms for more...
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2014 / Clark Center / Kanpai: Art of Drinking / Feb 11 – Jun 28

Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture Kanpai: The Art of Drinking in Japan Feb. 11 – June 28, 2014 Sunday, Feb. 9, 2 pm / Opening Lecture by Dr. Andreas Marks Since the Heian period (794-1185), toso, spiced medicinal rice wine is drunk on New Year’s to chase off impurities and aspire long...
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2014 / Clark Center to hold opening lecture of “Kanpai” exhibition and sake tasting, Feb. 9, 2 pm

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The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture 2014 Winter Exhibition Opening Lecture Sunday, February 9, 2:00 pm Kanpai: The Art of Drinking in Japan Dr. Andreas Marks, Head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Remark by Consul Hiromasa Hamasaki Sake tasting sponsored by Asabiraki, Japan and...
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2013 / Clark Center’s Urushi exhibition closing, Dec. 14

Simplicity and Surprise: The Utilitarian Beauty of Japanese Lacquerware September 1 – December 14, 2013 Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture in Hanford, Calif. Durable and elegantly beautiful, Japanese lacquerware or Urushi was quite unlike anything that Western traders in the 16th century had ever encountered. Europeans who could afford the expensive ware...
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2013 / Bonsai lecture about influence of Japanese American bonsai artists, Sept 28

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  The Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture 15770 Tenth Ave, Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 582-4915  www.ccjac.org   Saturday, September 28 at 2 pm Bonsai Lecture   Yamadori – The Influence of First and Second Generation Japanese American Bonsai Artists Using Native California Junipers In Japan’s ancient times, a few intrepid men, skilled...
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