Arts Towada Open Gallery is the an attempt to test the possibilities of art and bring new value and creativity to the area.
True to the mission of Arts Towada, which strives to hold exhibitions that stimulate the community through art, Arts Towada Open Gallery will join artists, residents, and the museum in a new exploration into art that centers around resident productions. This year, artist Mineo Aayamaguchi has been selected by proposal to hold an exhibition.
The name Aayamaguchi itself is strange and is based on the artist’s birth name of Yamaguchi. When he first started performing in London, he was always last to audition and faced tired, often grumpy, judges.
He decided to place two ‘a’s before his name so his novel ideas would be seen first.
He is still just as passionate for the arts today, proposing workshops to expose preschool children to art in Gunma Prefecture.
The artists in Arts Towada Open Gallery want children to encounter colors before being exposed to the typology of grown-up words and presumptions that tell children that the sun is yellow or that leaves are green. Wonderful artists produce the exhibition under a wonderful concept. The colors created, once installed in an exhibition space, are sure to instil joy in the hearts of the beholder. This exhibition is something to look forward to!
Creative Director: Kazuko Koike