Monday, March 30, 2015

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 10 April 2015


"Girl in White Shirt" (foreground) 2010, 36" x 13" x 10"  and "Grandmother" (background) 2010, 28" x 10" x 7" stoneware with underglazes

April 10 — May 16, 2015
Akio Takamori

 Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present Akio Takamori  A seminal figure in the ceramic arts for more than thirty years, Takamori explores themes of cultural dichotomy and identity by engaging the history of  Eastern and Western aesthetics. Precise choice of form and color defines his body of  work, which is highly expressive of human emotion and sensuality. Takamori’s rounded and sensitively underglazed figures translate several narratives at once. From Western goddess icons to grounded figures captured about their reality, Takamori’s figures are transfixing and transformative.

Exhibition opens Friday, April 10th with a reception that evening 5 – 8pm. The exhibition will run through May 16th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

Special Event – April 25, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Please join Duane Reed Gallery as we welcome the Youth Learning Center for a special one night exhibition of the work of these talented aspiring young artists.

Learning should be more than textbooks, lectures, and assigned seating.  Learning environments can be a fun, living lab where best practices and innovation converge to meet the needs of students. Through the use of project-based learning and industry standard technology, Youth Learning Center offers a model for integrating individualized learning and Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics, or STEAM. For more than 13 years, YLC has prepared children for the jobs that do not yet exist and for the challenges that have yet to be discovered. A nurturing academic ecosystem includes our new school, The Biome; Two Degrees, our STEM workforce exploration program for teens; and year round quality enrichment opportunities that identify and develop the unique gifts and talents of youth.  YLC instills in youth the confidence to act on their talents. "Paintings of a Superhero" is an event created to do just that. To better prepare our students for the future, we embrace creativity and art in our learning environments. We want to support our student's creative endeavors by providing the best possible education and an experience that they will remember for a lifetime.

For more information about the Youth Learning Center - please click on the links below:
https://vimeo.com/123205323
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLjMlWYQcMg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N3QF7u0now

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Saint Louis, MO 63108


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