Yosemite, Ca — Yosemite National Park officials announce that a new exhibit has opened exploring the works of artist Chiura Obata (1885 – 1975).
Obata first visited Yosemite in 1927, producing watercolors that led to a series of prints made by master woodblock artists in Japan. The show extensively covers his earliest visits during 1927-1930, but includes works produced up to 1958. This exhibit displays over 30 woodblock prints, sumi, (activated charcoal used in a wide variety of applications) watercolor paintings, and sketches, as well as his actual paints, brushes, and artifacts.
The exhibit is open daily through October 21, 2007. Gallery hours are from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in the Yosemite Museum, next to the Visitors Center.
Written by BJ Hansen