This year marks the 40th anniversary exhibition of the Kaji Aso Studio in Boston. The show, titled “Reflection” is at the Prudential Center in the Huntington Archade Winter Garden November 1-16, 2013. My feeling is that it’s much too short of a show, and I consider myself lucky to have incidentally passed through the arcade twice in the last week. The show features a great deal of watercolors, but also pastel, sumi ink and graphite works, plus sculpture crafted from ceramic, stoneware and bronze. Twenty-five artists have participated in the show, and there is also a lovely watercolor on display from Mr. Aso, who passed away in 2006. His studio school lives on in the Fenway area of Boston at 40 St. Stephen St. Boston.
The Huntington arcade in the Prudential Center, with its glass ceiling and a glass wall that looks out into a serene landscaped center garden, is a lovely airy place in which to view these works. Whether overcast or sunny (and I have seen it in both lights), the natural light complements the often ethereal quality of many of the works.
This Friday, November 8, there will be a musical event at the exhibit featuring opera selections and art songs. The event is scheduled from 7:30-9 pm. On Saturday, November 9, students of the school will be doing individually written Japanese calligraphy, which they will be selling from 1-6 pm in the Pru’s food court.
Learn more about the Kaji Aso Studio Institute for the Arts.