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Thu, Apr 06

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Seattle Japanese Garden

First Thursday: 'Jaku (寂)' By Shogo Ota

Exhibit Opening Reception

First Thursday: 'Jaku (寂)' By Shogo Ota
First Thursday: 'Jaku (寂)' By Shogo Ota

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA

About the event

Join us for the opening reception for “Jaku (寂)” by Shogo Ota. 

“Jaku (寂)” highlights all the living organisms and creatures that quietly coexist within the Japanese Garden. Despite Ota’s work often being on the opposite side of ‘quiet,’ the collection reflects on Ota’s desire, as a Japanese artist, to live and create quaintly beyond time and place. (more info)

Admission is free all day on April 6th for our Free First Thursday. Meet the artist from 4pm - 5:45pm during the opening reception and get the first look at this intriguing exhibit. “Jaku (寂)” will be on display in the Tateuchi Community Room till the end of June.

Entry to the garden will be free all day on April 6th for Free First Thursday. Final entry to the garden is 45 minutes before closing at 5:15pm.

About Shogo:

Although Shogo Ota hails from Japan, he has called the Pacific Northwest home for more than a decade. After graduating with a BFA from the University of Idaho, Ota landed at Modern Dog Design Co. in Seattle. He established his own studio, Tireman Studio, in 2012. He has been working with companies large and small, from Starbucks, Seattle Sounders FC, Snow Peak, Fjallraven to local chefs and startups, on everything from painted murals to branding projects. Ota is sometimes referred to as a “stylistic chameleon.”

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