A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
September 18, 2008 Volume 39 / Number 1

  Sushi Art
Sushi Art

The Way of Asia

This fall Masami Toku, Art and Art History, will be curating The Way of Asia, a series of events celebrating contemporary and traditional Asian art and culture.

The series begins with the world premiere of an international art exhibit. "Manga Power! The World Through a Child’s Eyes" will be at the Humanities Center Gallery Oct 14–Nov. 20, with an opening artist's lecture reception on Oct. 16., 5–8 pm with Michael Bitz, founder and director of the Comic Book Project. Koichi Watanabe, artist & associate professor, Department of Education, Fukushima University, Japan, will present the artist's lecture "A Child's Eye: The Meaning of Bodies as Seen Through the Pictorial World of Children" on Nov. 13, 5–6 pm.

The Way of Asia will also include "Far East Fusion! Art of Tea and Fashion" on Oct. 17 and Nov. 14. Part one is a formal tea ceremony and kimono auction; part two is a sushi demonstration and tasting and contest of sushi art. Proceeds benefit the Japan Chico Women's Club and the Art Education Program.

"This series is designed to show a kind of fusion of traditional and innovative Japanese art and culture and a similar fusion between Japanese and U.S. arts and cultures," says Toku.

More information, tickets, and Sushi as Art entry forms are available through the Art and Art History Department, Ayres 107, or by e-mailing Masami Toku.