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First Friday: Kelly Akashi: Formations Opening Reception
September 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Celebrate the opening of Kelly Akashi: Formations! Galleries are open late with music by a local DJ. Stop by el cafecito by Mezcal for a light bite and drink. Members receive a commemorative button and other special perks.
Kelly Akashi is known for her materially hybrid works that are compelling both formally and conceptually. Originally trained in analog photography, the artist is drawn to fluid, impressionable materials and old-world craft techniques, such as glass blowing and casting, candle making, bronze and silicone casting, and rope making. The exhibition encompasses artworks made over the past decade and features a newly commissioned series in which Akashi explores the inherited impact of her family’s imprisonment in a Japanese American incarceration camp during World War II.