November 18 – December 23, 2016
An exhibition featuring the artwork of artist and illustrator, Mino Watanabe. Mino received her art degree from Nagoya Zokei University in Japan. Here in America, she has continued to pursue her love of fine art and illustration. She exhibits her work in galleries and illustrates for children's books and various publications.
Mino Watanabe painting in her studio.
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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Members & Sponsors Preview Thursday, November 17, 5:30-8pm Downtown Mount Clemens Open House Friday, November 28, open until 9pm Meet the Artists Reception Sunday, November 20, 1-3pm – Refreshments provided CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Wednesday & Thursday, November 23 & 24 Mount Clemens Jingle Journey Sunday, December 11, 1-4pm, Free family friendly craft Late Night Shopping Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 22, open until 9pm LAST SHOPPING DAY Wednesday, December 23, 5:00pm
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Exhibited artworks include:
About the Artist
Mino Watanabe was born in Nagoya, Japan. After receiving her art degree from Nagoya Zokei University, Mino worked several years as a commercial illustrator. In 2004, she moved to America to continue pursuing fine art and illustration by exhibiting her work in galleries and illustrating for children's books and other publications.
At three years old, Mino was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome: a genetic condition that adversely affects one’s connective tissues. Despite her visual impairment, Mino embraces the visual arts, which allows her to work within the extreme limits of her visual field.
While viewing this exhibit, notice a similar thread of inspiration in Mino’s artwork combining nature, food, and fairytale. And since she delicately works merely inches away from her painting surfaces, you may also find a subtle part of Mino’s creative spirit in each piece.