July 2021 :: Wataru Sugiyama & Jon Jay Cruson
Wataru Sugiyama & Jon Jay Cruson
Ceramic Sculptures and Landscape Paintings
July 1 – August 14
Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00
Wataru has cultivated an appreciative audience for the Haniwa type imagery in his sculpture. Elements of Japanese history and mythology are almost the exclusive focus of Wataru’s creations. He interprets imaginary and existing objects and gives them a modern twist by bringing his personal vision to these subjects. His sculptures are truly inspirational, have a powerful presence, sense of humor, and make a strong impression on his viewers. Besides historical elements, extremely fine detail and exquisite facial expressions are featured on his sculptures.
Jon Jay Cruson
Jon Jay Cruson is a true West Coast artist. His paintings, stylized shapes, patterns, and colors are the result of much time spent studying the Pacific Northwestern landscape. His style is unsullied by trends or fashions. While remaining representational, his paintings tend toward the abstract, a double pull that is one source of the creative tension in his work. Jon’s work is included in countless permanent collections including the Portland Art Museum, University of Oregon Museum of Art, and The Victoria Albert Museum in London, England.