2014 / “Way of Ink and Brush” exhibition – Hirokazu Kosaka’s response to “LA Islam Arts Initiative,” Oct. 25 – Nov. 9

Way of Ink and Brush

Way of Ink and Brush

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

LA Islam Arts Initiative

Exploring our city and its many communities with visual arts.

Way of Ink and Brush

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:00PM

George J. Doizaki Gallery, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

October 25-Nov 9, 2014 Exhibition titled ‘Way of Ink and Brush’ is an anthology of traditional Persian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese calligraphy. The ‘Way of Ink and Brush’ will explore the influences of calligraphy throughout the Silkroad with month long exhibition, demonstrations, and lectures.

Workshop/lecture on Japanese, Chinese, andPersian Art of calligraphy Saturday, October 25th, 1:00 pm.

Calligrapher artists : Hiroko Ikuta, Japanese calligrapher of Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu kai Hirokazu Kosaka,calligrapher of Buddhist script (Sanskrit) Massoud Valipour, Persian calligrapher Kyungja Oh, Korean Calligrapher Terry Yuan, Chinese Calligrapher Young hee Koo, Korean Calligrapher George Lin, Chinese Calligrapher.

Viewing Los Angeles as a centrifugal force in the heartland where arts, commerce, culture, language and people thrives. The city of Los Angeles is a destination along the contemporary Silk Road, a road that has been never ended, but has continued from Marco Polo’s original route-Punjab to Seville, Chan-an to Nara, and now to Los Angeles.

The route of commerce, language and art intermingles as they journey down this path. Sharing the common thread of Islamic art, Buddhist art, and Christian art , the calligraphers work becomes enhanced by simultaneously finding and embracing multiple disciplines. Their vision will connect in a seamless continuum, blurring the intersection of duality between tradition and modernity.