Friday October 23 the Luther Bean Museum opened the “Shadows on the Wall” exhibit. The exhibit includes pottery, jewelry and paintings. All art is done by the artist Tetsuko. The exhibit is dedicated to her cat, Princess, that lived from June 1996 to September 28, 2009.
Tetsuko is a San Luis Valley resident, and this will be her second art exhibit in the Valley, as said on the ASC news page. According to Tetsuko’s website, she continues to do her art, even though she is confined in a wheelchair because of being paralyzed, including being partially paralyzed in her hands, because it “keeps me alive, keeps me going”. Also found on her website is her source of inspiration: her father and grandfather who were both artists. Tetsuko’s got her training from the High School of Music and Art in New York City and the University of Chicago.
Tetsuko uses a variety of medias in her artwork. “Stop Polluting my World”, “The Three Bodies of Enlightenment”, and “Reclining Women” are 2-D pieces in which she uses oil. She also uses water color in “Irises” and “Italian Stables”. The portrait styles of work in the exhibit, “James Dean”, “The Man in the Hat”, and “An Old Friend (Bob Dylan)”, are done in water color pencil. She also uses Batlik, a combination of painting and textile dyeing, in “Morning Star” and “Four for Four”.
The exhibit will be at ASC until November 6th. It is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.