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Hideaki Miyamura and Enrico Pinardi Public Opening


Hideaki Miyamura was Born in 1955 in Niigata, Japan, and traveled to the United States to study art history at Western Michigan University. After college, he returned to Japan in 1987 to pursue his interest in ceramics as an apprentice with master potter Shurei Miura in Yamanashi. Stemming from his interest in rare ancient Chinese tea bowl glazes, Miyamura seeks to create glazes that have a three-dimensional quality and convey purity and peacefulness. His vessels are pristine, disarmingly simple, contemplative objects whose finishes reflect the panoply of the natural world — geologic phenomena, star-filled nights, undulating ocean waves, and fiery sunsets. His work is included in numerous public collections, including the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Enrico V. Pinardi has been a leading figure among New England painters, sculptors, and draftsmen since the 1960s. Earning BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA in 1967 from Rhode Island School of Design. Pinardi's work reflects the heritage of early twentieth-century surrealism, while showcasing a minimalist approach, trompe l’oeil style, and creative skills across several media. Throughout his prolific career, Pinardi has produced paintings and sculptures dealing with both the dream world and the viewer’s consciousness by integrating historical and religious symbols into his own experiences. Pinardi’s individual style builds upon and establishes new modes of dealing with the subconscious. Guiding him through his most challenging personal experiences, his artwork yields marvelous results and mysterious mazes of a life lived to the fullest. Continually creating work that invites the viewer to share his experiences and dreams. Many of Pinardi's artistic spaces, like the best metaphysical art, may be uncomfortable to enter, but they are always entrancing, thought-provoking, and sincere.



Earlier Event: February 4
Ben Owen III Potter's Talk
Later Event: March 11
Enrico Pinardi Artist Talk