Art Opening at Aljoya Mercer Island: “Paul Horiuchi’s Watercolors”

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The exhibition of Watercolors by the Internationally renowned Northwest artist, Paul Horiuchi, offers a rare opportunity to view a private collection of these impressive watercolors.

Paul Horiuchi, Watercolor (1906-1999)

"Paul Horiuchi's Watercolors" opens February 16, 2011 and runs through May 15, 2011 at Aljoya Mercer Island.

Opening Reception is Wednesday, February 16, 4:30-6:30 PM.

The exhibition of Watercolors by the Internationally renowned Northwest artist, Paul Horiuchi, offers a rare opportunity to view a private collection of these impressive watercolors.

“I believe that the art of painting, and the painting itself, should convey a feeling of serene satisfaction and inner harmony."- Paul Horiuchi (1906 - 1999)

Paul Horiuchi is renowned for the Zen-like quality of his collage paintings and abstract expressionist command of flat space. This collection of Horiuchi's watercolor artworks are captivating, while exuding calm and elegance. His early artistic influences are visible in his fluid strokes. As a child he learned calligraphy and later studied sumi techniques under the artist, Iketani. After he moved to Seattle in 1946, he studied with Zen Master, Takazaki.

Horiuchi's paintings have been exhibited regularly in the Northwest and throughout the United States. He is included in many major museum collections. Known for his collages, Horiuchi has been the recipient of many honors and awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wing Luke Asian Museum in 1955. His works are in the collections of major museums, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fogg Art Museum (Harvard University) and Cambridge University, England.

The public is invited to view daily from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 4:30-6:30 PM.

The exhibit will be on display through May 15, 2011.

About Aljoya Mercer Island:

Aljoya is located in the heart of Mercer Island, close to shops, restaurants and the Sculpture Park. Aljoya has 114 residences, most ranging from 1,000 to 2,000-square-feet. Each residence offers upscale features including granite countertops, tile floors and designer finishes. Residents of Aljoya enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle, including a full service restaurant with chef-prepared selections, weekly housekeeping, scheduled transportation and professionally maintained common areas and gardens.

2430 76th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

About Era Living:

Aljoya Mercer Island is part of Era Living, a private, Seattle-based company founded in 1987 by Eli and Rebecca Almo. Each Era Living community is dedicated to providing innovative housing, programs and service choices for those who have reached the age of 62. Era Living provides residents with premier healthcare services through a partnership with the University of Washington, School of Nursing. This collaboration with the nation’s top-rated nursing school highlights Era Living’s commitment to wellness and healthy aging. In addition to quality healthcare, Era Living’s approach fosters an encouraging community that promotes life-long learning and creativity, providing a stimulating environment for residents. For more information, please call (206) 470-8000 or visit eraliving.com.

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