100 E. Main St.
"Brushstrokes," by Ventura artist and icon Hiroko Yoshimoto.
Hiroko Yoshimoto was born and raised in Japan and moved to Los Angeles as a teenager. She received her undergraduate and Master's degrees from UCLA, graduating with highest honors. Her work has been exhibited all over the world including the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Ventura County and numerous art galleries. Named a “Living Treasure of Ventura,” Yoshimoto often incorporates her work themes from her native Japan. Working in a variety of media, she is often conceptual in her paintings, evoking philosophical observations that are stimulating, peaceful and uniquely personal.
Hiroko will be showing her Sumi ink paintings to coordinate with her lecture, "On The Origin Of Chinese Characters; The Use Of Soft Hair Brush; And How It Influenced The Development Of Calligraphy And Ink Painting As Traditional Oriental Art Forms."
The lecture/demo includes interactive experience with all the materials provided. Basic instructions for writing Chinese characters and Sumi painting strokes will be given. There is no fee but donations will be accepted with 100 percent going to the museum.
Lecture/Demo: Saturday, October 7, 2-4 p.m.
Place: Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Pavillion
Please make a reservation by calling the Museum of Ventura County (805) 0323 ext. 315.
About the Venue
The Museum of Ventura County is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday to the public, and offers free art workshops, events and gallery talks throughout the year as a way of opening its doors to all members of the community.
On exhibit in the main gallery is and our new Chicano art exhibit "Ayer y Todavía."
Making art accessible to the public is literally where the missions of the Museum of Ventura County and ArtWalk intersect. The power of art to inspire, educate, provoke or move its viewer cannot be understated.