PURE Show Opens August 4, 2012

Taiji Arita Memorial Retrospective and Group Show

at the Odd Fellows Hall in Mendocino from August 4-25th.
A Second Saturday reception will be held on August 11th from 5-8pm.

Taiji Arita passed away July 17, 2011. He was a consummate artist whose relationship with his own creative force influenced and guided every aspect of his life. Taiji was an artist of unique intelligence, creative vision, skill and dedication. His public art career spanned 40 years and his body of work includes photography, painting, sculpture and design.

PURE will showcase work from the last three decades of Taiji’s life and will include paintings and sculptures from his time in Japan, southern California and Mendocino.

In addition to Taiji’s solo work, the show will include collaborative pieces with his wife Masako Arita, as well as new works from Studio Odd Hours co-founders Jason Cowan and Inga Peterson, and recent art works from each of the 20 members of Fort Bragg’s Art Explorers program.

Coinciding with the show, a new book “PURE – Taiji Arita in California: Life and Work” by Inga Peterson and Jason Cowan will soon be available on Blurb.com – more details to follow…


One comment on “PURE Show Opens August 4, 2012

  1. Luz Harvey says:

    PURE is a truly wonderful tribute to a truly wonderful artist! Anyone loving art, the creative spirit and/or the inspiration to be had by seeing innovative artworks firsthand MUST see this exhibit! Luckily for those who can’t make the show in person, PURE (the book) is a comprehensive synopsis that portrays the story of Taiji’s California years using the photo essay as the narrative method. The book is every bit as inspirational as seeing the body of work in person!

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