Clark Center in Hanford to open “bamboo sculpture” exhibition, closing Mar 19

Clark Center Bamboo Nagakura Drooping

Nagakura Ken'ichi (b. 1952) "Drooping Bamboo Light", 2004, H: 68, L: 30, W: 18.5 cm, hanging flower vase

The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture opens a bamboo sculpture exhibition on Saturday, January 29 at its venue, 15770 Tenth Ave, Hanford, CA 93230. Website: Phone: (559) 582-4915

Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art presents 26 bamboo artworks by 12 different artists of which all but one are still actively designing and creating new artworks. The exhibition will run through March 19, 2011.

The unique exhibits date from the mid-1960s to 2010 with a strong emphasis on works made during the last ten years. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Andreas Marks, Director & Chief Curator, the Clark Center of Japanese Art and Culture.

The Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 12:30 to 5:00 pm with a Docent Tour every Saturday at 1:00 pm.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and active military (with ID), 12 and under are free. Closed on National Holidays and the month of August

Opening Lecture on January 30, at 2:00 pm, will feature Robert T. Coffland, Tai Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. His gallery talk will explain about bamboo art and its relationship with the greater world of sculptural art. Reservations are required. $10 fee for non-members.