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Irvine, CA 92606


PRESS RELEASE #15-02-02b
Subject :

Irvine Fine Arts Center to Present Art Exhibition Flora and Fauna
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077

IRVINE, CA (February 2, 2015):  The Irvine Fine Arts Center will present the art exhibition Flora and Fauna February 21 through April 18. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 21 from 4-6 p.m.

Glass artist Hiromi Takizawa creates quiet, meditative installations inspired by the environment of her native region in the mountainside of Nagano, Japan. Utilizing glass, light, water, sound and plants, Takizawa explores natural phenomena that surrounded her during her formative years. Takizawa’s work captivates with its pensive nature and nostalgia for a place left behind.

Hiromi Takizawa was born in Japan and relocated to the United States in 2002. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Craft and Materials Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and a Master of Arts degree in Glass from California State University, Fullerton. She has taught glass at Saddleback College; California State University, San Bernardino; Alfred University, New York; and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Her work has been exhibited at the Heller Gallery in New York, RAID Projects in Los Angeles, 12 Galleri og Verksted in Norway and Ohio State University in Columbus. Takizawa currently lives and works in Santa Ana, California.

Gallery admission, parking and opening reception are free to the public. The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located at 14321 Yale Avenue, Irvine (in Heritage Community Park). For more information, visit or call 949-724-6880.

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