Join Soft Water Studios for an Art Walk blossoming with Japanese art and culture featuring art work by Keisuke Teshima, Tokuma Takebe, and Koki Sugita. Ichicoro ANE at Station House will also be on site serving sake!
One of four masters of the one stroke dragon technique, Keisuke Teshima has performed demonstrations all throughout Asia and across the globe. He has presented his work to countless celebrities, including boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines.
You can follow Teshima and his work on Instagram @onestrokedragon
Tokuma Takebe is a master craftsman who creates spectacular wooden lanterns made out of Japanese red pine that emit a warm, radiant glow. The wood is shaved very thin to make translucent wooden lanterns. He has also traveled all over Asia as well as Europe, and the US. The Japanese prime minister’s wife has even presented his lanterns to countless dignitaries including former Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
We are also welcoming a new resident artist, Robert Sutherland!
A fine artist with a wide range of experience in many mediums, his paintings have been shown in Tennessee State Museums, the Dixon Gallery in Memphis, and are also included in the collections of many notable Nashville celebrities. Robert’s artistic journey has developed a new technique he calls “Spinning" which he currently shares his technique as a teacher at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.