Artist Hirokazu Kosaka to Explore Themes in Matoi Yamamoto’s ‘Return to the Sea’

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Hirokazu Kosaka in performance.

“On the Veranda: Approach and Observation,” a lecture and performance by Hirokazu Kosaka, artistic director, of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at Laband Art Gallery and Murphy Recital Hall on the Loyola Maryount University campus in Westchester.

This program is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Matoi Yamamoto.” An artist, Japanese archery master, and ordained Buddhist priest, Kosaka will explore the themes found in Yamamoto’s work, placing it in the context of contemporary Japanese art and culture in general.

Admission and parking are free. The gallery is in the Fritz B. Burns Fine Arts Center. For current program and exhibition information, call (310) 338-2880 or visit http://cfa.lmu.edu/laband.

“Return to the Sea” will be on view until Dec. 8. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and will be closed Nov. 21 to 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. A gallery walk-through with gallery director and curator Carolyn Peter will take place Thursday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.

Matoi Yamamoto’s “Floating Garden” saltscape at the Laband Art Gallery.

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