Towada Art Center celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2013. In commemoration of this event, an exhibition themed around flowers took place in Towada Art Center. Flowers were once considered an eternal subject for any country’s art. Their beauty captured people’s hearts a long time ago. Their strength also generated a diverse range of lives. As written in ‘Kadensho’ (‘The Flower Book’), the lives of Japanese people used to overlap with flowers.
We have commissioned new artists, along with those who have permanent exhibits at Towada Art Center, to create flower-related pieces. The new artworks were presented both in the gallery and in Towada city. This arrangement encouraged the audience to go into the city from the art center to find the works exhibited out there.
The diverse range of flower-related pieces created by the participating artists (who also show their work internationally) transcend ethnicity, religion and any conflict between countries. We hope that the artworks will generate sympathy among people and help us summon the courage to face ongoing issues stemming from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
■ Exhibition outline
Exhibition Period: April 27 (Sat)– September 8 (Sun), 2013
Venue: Towada Art Center, around Central Shopping etc.
Opening hours: from 9:00 to 17:00 (Last admittance: 30 minutes before closing)
Opening hours are extended to 19:00 on the following dates: April 28, May 3-5 and August 9-10.
Closed every Monday, except when the day of the week falls on national holidays. In this case, Towada Art Center will be closed the following day. Also, please note that it will be open on April 30 and May 1, August 5 and 12.
Admission fees: 1000 Yen for adults *Free entry to permanent exhibition for exhibition ticket holders. 900 Yen per visitor for parties of 20 people or over, and free for high school students and below.
Organizer: Towada Art Center