Red Star Studio presents LUST, by Akio Takamori

Red Star Studios, in collaboration with the Belger Arts Center, Kansas City Art Institute, and Barry Friedman Ltd., is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Akio Takamori. Titled LUST, the exhibition includes work previously exhibited at Barry Friedman Ltd., a New York gallery; newer work created specifically for the new Red Star Studios location in Belger Crane Yard Studios; and lithographic prints created by Akio Takamori with master printer, Michael Sims, founder of The Lawrence Lithography Workshop. LUST opens on First Friday, May 3 and continues through August 24, 2013. Please visit our website for more information.A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute Takamori has received international recognition for his diverse body of work. The Kansas City Art Institute’s biennial Art and Design Auction, featuring his work, takes place June 1, 2013. For more information, visit kcai.edu/auction.

Red Star Studios presents new work by resident artist Jessica Brandl. Brandl explores the concept of Manifest Destiny by painting narrative monochromatic scenes on functional ceramics. Her quiet, reflective, (and at times) humorous works tell stories of the eternal search for better opportunities. This exhibition marks the culmination of her 18-month residency at Red Star Studios.

This exhibition opens on first Friday, May 3, with an opening reception from 6-9PM.

To learn more about Jessica’s exhibition and her May 18th Saturday Summer Workshop, please visit www.redstarstudios.org.

Kellie Houx

Kellie Houx is a writer and photographer. A graduate of Park University, she has 20 years of experience as a journalist. As a writer, wife and mom, she values education, arts, family and togetherness.

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