Prestigious, East Asian Brushed Ink Exhibit Opens in South Seattle

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The Lakeshore Retirement Community Hosts Three-Part, Yearlong Asian Art Series

The Lakeshore Retirement Community Opens Yearlong Asian Art Series with Way of the Brush

The Way of the Brush is a brilliant exhibit to commence our yearlong celebration of Asian culture at The Lakeshore.

The Way of the Brush, a new exhibit from Curator, June Sekiguchi opens at The Lakeshore, 11448 Rainier Avenue South, on Saturday, January 18 with a reception from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. It is the first of three art installments at The Lakeshore to celebrate Asian art and culture in our community. The Way of the Brush runs through March 2014; it is open to all and free to attend.

The Way of the Brush emphasizes shui mo hua (Chinese title) or sumi-e (Japanese title) painting. This style of painting, also known as literati painting, first gained notoriety in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Wing Wei is typically credited its invention of ink wash onto xuan paper, and later on silk. The purpose of literati paining is to capture the spirit or liveliness of a subject. Literati painting is associated with the highest levels of art education and scholarly work in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cultures.

“The Way of the Brush is a brilliant exhibit to commence our yearlong celebration of Asian culture,” said The Lakeshore Executive Director, Susanne Rossi. “We want to immerse ourselves in the wisdom and the beauty of Asian cultures by hosting three Asian art exhibits, a Chanoyu event, live sanshin and koto music, as well as visiting local destinations like Wing Luke Asian Art Museum.”

Paintings by Seattle artists Akio Takamori, Karen Dedrickson, Patsy Surh O’Connell, Fumiko Kimura, Louise Kikuchi, and Alan Lau are featured in this exhibit, and an artists’ talk is being planned for February.

The Way of the Brush is part of Era Living’s commitment to lifelong learning, art, and culture. To attend the opening reception, please call 206-772-1200.    

The Lakeshore is part of Era Living, a private, Seattle-based company of eight premier retirement communities. With beautiful views of Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington, The Lakeshore, offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a variety of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care.

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