Summer greeting from AG Gallery

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How’s your summer going? We keep opening our gallery space on this whole summer! Some special exhibitions are coming up late August though, we keep having new works from our current artists which is perfect for summer souvenir, new room decor for fall, and gift for any occasion.

Keep you updated about up coming shows and new arrivals soon. You can also get our recent activities on  Instagram and Twitter account, both @aboutglamourinc.

Have a fabulous summer days, folks!

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New Artists from Japan

Happy May Day all.

We just started to show the works by two of Japanese artists from Tokyo, Mari Hanzawa and Yori Nakamura. Please feel free to swing by our gallery space for Mari Hanzawa’s knitted Japanese KOKESHI dolls and Yori Nakamura’s handmade accessories made with vintage button collections, their works will be here limited time period.

MARI HANZAWA

1985 Started career as model in Tokyo
1990 Work as photographer manager at Hanzawa studio
2011 Volunteering after Earthquake in Tohoku for her hometown

2012 Started to create Coquesienne

2013 First solo exhibition at Gallery @btf in Kachidoki, Tokyo
2014 “SICF15″ at Spiral in Aoyama

Message from MARI

Right after huge earthquake had happened on March 11, 2011, I went back to my hometown in Miyagi every month for volunteering. Though I’ve done so many things to get people back to normal life there as a volunteer, I would like to do something special as an artist to cheer up people in Tohoku; it was the time when”Coquesienne” knitted doll which has shape of KOKESHI was born. KOKESHI is one of the most famous souvenirs which is handmade wooden doll made by local craftsman in Miyagi prefecture from Edo era (late 18th century). I would like to continue creating them and be a new icon of restoration of Tohoku, Japan.

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YORI NAKAMURA

Graduated from Bunka Fashion College in Display Design Major
After she had worked as Window Display Designer at department stores, Visual Merchandiser and Food Coordinator, she started her career as a Button Artist. She has done many exhibition at various venues in Tokyo, also teaches classes “how to create button art pieces”. At this time, we exhibit her button x zipper necklaces, brooches, zip earrings, and more.

Message from YORI

There was a picture from one of my friends who was in a support activity group of elementary schools in Nepal. “They don’t have even a spare button for their school uniform.” Me and my friends decided to establish a fund for buttons, then we received hundreds of colorful buttons over many years. As I see many of buttons in different colors, shapes and materials, they get me to creating something and I end up with those accessories.

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For more details about artists and works, please feel free to email us at chiharu@aboutglamour.net

Artist Pick Up: APAK

Where is your Spring? Ours is here, AG Gallery. Currently, many of new art prints which are perfect for your new season’s room decor are on display: the works by one of our favorite artists, APAK (Aaron + Ayumi) from Portland, OR. Most of prints were all gone in few months, so we just received some of back-in-stocks and brand new ones.

As many people love their works so far and we have been asked so many times about them, we did a brief interview with Aaron and Ayumi about them and their works.  Hope you enjoy and get the idea how their unique and sweet art pieces are created.

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ART IN BOXES 2013

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ART IN BOXES 2013, a set on Flickr.

Artsy gift and handmade design product for every one of you who loves one of a kind art work. We hold this show till Feb 2.

be an early bird, get something special.

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AG Gallery’s 4th annual holiday gift art show with the theme of “Give the gift of art!” just started.

“ART IN BOXES” is a large group exhibition which shows/sells one of a kind artwork for an idea of the holiday gifts at affordable price. AG Gallery exhibits about a hundred of art pieces from many local and international artists. The show just started this weekend and it’s a bit early for Christmas though, we’ll add more artworks almost every other week from now. Please stop by AG Gallery for your holiday shopping.

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Clay dolls by Mamaru from Japan

The curator selected small to large art pieces which would be great for the artsy gifts, such as paintings, sculptures, prints, potteries, artist books, postcards, accessory and many kind of handmade art pieces. This is the great opportunity for that if people are looking for extraordinary and one-of-a-kind holiday gifts this year or would like to give something special to someone special.

As we have retail space along with the gallery, we do the gift wrapping easily and even take domestic/international shipping! Also, people could take purchased artwork with you, which is impossible at regular exhibition.
We are always willing to help people who would like to find some great gift for holiday season, and we wish Happy Holidays for all.

Artists – Maria Montiel, Kumiko Mizuno, Mamaru, Noriko Tatsumi, Andrea Lauren, MGMY STUDIO, Michiko Shimada, BB&PP INC, Naoko Saito, Hanako Sakashita, Ken Brown, Koji Honda, Lille-lle, Brendan Wenzel, Kerry Layton, APAK, Frank Parga, Victor John Villanueva, Shawn Creeden, Stephanie Griffin, and more…

Hours: Noon – 8pm everyday
(except Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve and New Years day)
Contact: chiharu@aboutglamour.net

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