Special reception for Fumiko Kimura at Flow

6 Dec

A retrospective of the work of sumi-e master Fumiko Kimura has been extended through February 2013 at Flow Gallery and Studios. A special reception celebrating Kimura’s life and work will be held at the gallery on December 8, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 pm.

"Microcosm IV" by Fumiko Kimura. Photo courtesy of Flow

“Microcosm IV” by Fumiko Kimura. Photo courtesy of Flow

Kimura is a renowned painter, collage artist, teacher and co-founder (in 1986) of the Puget Sound Sumi Artists Association. She studied brush painting in Japan and was among the first to practice it locally, influencing a generation of artists in an art form she describes as “not simplistic, but simplicity [itself].”

Fumiko and me

Fumiko Kimura and Flow owner, Andrea Erickson. Photo courtesy of Flow.

Her exhibition at Flow, Poetry of Tea Bag Art includes inventive paintings tinted by ocha (tea leaves). The “mini-retrospective” covers work from 1990 to 2005 and shows work spanning from subtle nature studies to bold works with broad strokes of color. Work by some of Kimura’s students is also on display.

Poetry of Tea Bag Art, at Flow through February 2013. Special reception December 8, 2-4 pm. Open by appointment and 5-8 pm Third Thursdays. Flow Gallery, 301A Puyallup Avenue, Tacoma. 253-255-4675


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