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Artist’s Vancouver gallery showcases Ucluelet roots

Ucluelet-raised artist Katsumi Kimoto and work inspired by his West Coast roots. Photo/Jurgen Vogt Westerly News

which has profoundly influenced both my life and my pursuit as an Reflections of the West Coast fishartist. The Kuroshio was the name ing industry are turning up in a Van- of my late Father’s commercial fishcouver gallery exhibition. ing boat, where I spent many years Ucluelet-raised Katsumi Kimoto working with my father as fisheris now an artist living in Vancoumen on the open sea. ver and operating Kimoto Gallery “The boat was named after the at 1525 West 6th Ave. with his wife warm North Pacific ocean current, Jiali, a graphic designer. known for its dark blue waters, His gallery presents original art which flows from the Sea of Japan by emerging and established artists, and makes its way to Canada, someboth local and international – but thing I feel a natural affinity to says he will always be a Ukee boy at being of a Japanese-Canadian heritheart – and it shows in his work. age,” Kimoto said. “My goal with the Kuroshio exhibit “As an artist, I often contemplated is to pay tribute to the formative painting the ocean and how I would years I spent on the Pacific Ocean, capture the movement of the water in an abstract form, the reflection of light and the colours of its depths and different The Ucluelet Glee Club presents... environments. I have always found the ocean to be a powerful living force, seemingly a musical production by Courtney Johnson breathing with each swell, endlessly moving and so beautiful in its every forms and PRODUCTION DATES: times; from quiet, calm mornings and reflectSat. May 30th at 7pm ive sunsets, to the Doors at 6:30pm thunderous, crashing and stirring with the AND Ucluelet Parks & Recreation storms,” Kimoto said. Sun. May 31st at 3pm “With this series, I DJ Mike Productions have focused on using Paula Ross Dance Society Doors at 2:30pm the flowing qualities of Image West Gallery liquid acrylic paint to emulate the perpetual Ukee Dogs LOCATION: movement of the ocean Ucluelet Co-op by using repetition Ucluelet Community Centre Foggy Bean Coffee Co and pattern to create 500 Matterson Drive visual currents and Solidarity Snacks directions. Far West Foods “I hope to inspire Admission: viewers to explore the paintings as a whole $10/adults through the glossy $5/kids (under 13) resin finish of the painting to the various interpolating layers more info: 250 726-7772 painted underneath, creating that feeling of an undulating surface as your eyes fixate wide openly in


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