Japanese art

Jonathon Roberts

Tonight at 6:00 p.m., the Wriston Art Center Galleries will open the exhibit “Hiroshige: Visions of the Floating World,” with a lecture by Frank C. Lewis, Director of Exhibitions and Curator of the Collections. The lecture will be held in the Worcester auditorium of the Art Center. On display is the work of renowned 19th century Japanese artist Ando Hiroshige. Receiving special attention is the artist’s work focusing on Tokaido, the busiest highway in the 19th century.

To contrast the Japanese artist’s approach, the Leech gallery will through all three Wriston Galleries will give the viewer a unique feature images of late 19th and early 20th century western landscapes. A stroll opportunity to compare the two very different approaches to landscape. All works on display are from the galleries’ permanent collection.

Lewis has been Director of Exhibitions and Curator of the Collections at the Wriston Galleries since fall of 2000. A specialist in modern art and contemporary theory and criticism, Lewis has held positions at the UW-Milwaukee Art Museum and the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, as well as numerous prestigious midwestern universities.

Lewis also founded Art Muscle magazine in 1986, held editing positions for Art Muscle and Metalsmith magazines, and wrote over 120 reviews as an art critic for the Milwaukee Sentinel from 1982-1990.

Following the lecture, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., there will be a reception with refreshments in which the public is welcome to view and ask questions regarding the fascinating works.

The exhibit will run until March 16, 2003, with gallery hours of Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon – 4:00 p.m.