Open-call group exhibition in Meizancho, Kagoshima: 35 artists exhibit magician-themed works

PUBLISHED Aug 9, 2023

Miniature artwork by MOCO’S ROOM

The open-call group exhibition “DREAMERS ART: 魔術師 – Magicians” began on August 8 at Gallery POLANNCA in Meizancho, Kagoshima City.

ART-PORTE, a comprehensive art website based in Kagoshima, organized the exhibition. This is the sixth edition of the exhibition, held twice a year since 2020, to provide a platform for people engaged in artistic expression. Each time, a specific theme is chosen, and participants from various genres and backgrounds are invited to exhibit. The theme for this edition is “魔術師 – Magicians.”

The exhibition features artworks portraying witches, fantastical animals, ritual magic circles, and amulets used by magicians. Some artists interpret themselves as magicians, expressing their worldviews through clocks, accessories, and motifs.

Although the theme is singular, the genres are diverse, including oil painting, digital illustration, watercolor, pen art, paper cutting, patchwork, sculptural pieces, miniatures, and more. A total of 35 artists are participating, with 10 being first-time participants. Six artists from other prefectures are also taking part.

Seira Koga, the representative of the website, states, “We didn’t necessarily want artists to depict magicians; instead, we encouraged them to express what they imagined based on the word. This allows individual artistic personalities to shine through. We hope everyone enjoys the variety of creative ideas.”

Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (until 6:00 p.m. on the final day). Free admission. The exhibition will run until August 13 (closed on August 9 for a special holiday).

  • The exhibition “DREAMERS ART: 魔術師 - Magicians”

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