Sunday, April 10, 2011

Snapper Inspired

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Rie Tanabe asked me if I would be able to donate a piece of art to a fundraiser for the people affected by the Earthquake/Tsunami in Japan. Of course I was willing to donate something, but I didn't really have any of my art that I thought would be appropriate for this type of event........ So I sat down at the drawing table, and over the next couple of days I painted this fish. This painting is inspired by the art of "Gyotaku" (Japanese fish prints).

So, if you are in the New York area on April 16th, take some time out of your evening and support a great fundraiser.

By NIHONGOchannel

New York Hana-no-kai and NIHONGOchannel present an

Come support relief efforts for Japan. Enjoy an evening of creative fundraising among friends, artists and lovely kimono models.

Shop the gallery and crafts market, mingle at the bar, have fun!

• Art and photography by talented professionals
• Handmade crafts and jewelry by local artisans
• Picture-taking with kimono models
• Complementary hors d’oeuvres
• Cash bar

Confirmed Participating Artists:

Stu Alden
Reiko Aoki
Aiko Brody
Jessica De Soria
Orlando Emmanuelli
Todd Fleming
Tonia Fleming
Ulla Florholmen
Emily Furr
Jack Gray
Pifuka Hardt
Ado Hino (Kiffa International)
Yuval Hoshen
Stevyn Ilewellyn
Ishizumi Art Fans
Gary Issacs
Mizue Jin
Maho Kino
Vi Luong
Kyoko Miyashita
Drew Morrison
Azumi Nishizawa
Kazushige Nitta
Matt Panuska
Ria Shibayama
Nigel Sielegar
Kiyomi Yamagishi
Lance Wyman

and more…

One hundred percent of proceeds from admission and gallery sales, fifty percent of bar sales, plus a percent of craft shop sales will go toward the New York Japanese-American Lions Club Fund.

Admission $5. Your additional generosity is graciously appreciated.
This event is cash only.

Questions? Contact:
- New York Hana-no-kai is a group of people who study under Kimono Master Ms. Hisako Kasuya.
- NIHONGOchannel ( is a company that offers a diversity of services relating to Japan such as translation, Japanese lessons, language/cultural exchange, networking events and parties.

Event sponsored by The Lowell Hotel New York

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