VIDEO: “Sharaku Interpreted” Opens at UOG’s Isla Center for the Arts


Guam- The University of Guam (UOG) Isla Center for the Arts is hosting a special art exhibition entitled, “Sharaku Interpreted” by Japan’s contemporary artists.

The Japan Foundation traveling exhibit features legendary Japanese artist Toshusai Sharaku, who was well known for his bust portraits of kabuki actors and his influence on contemporary art work by today’s artists.

The display has 28 reproductions of Sharaku and a mix of two dimensional and three dimensional art pieces that were made with the woodblock printing master’s original work in mind.

Gallery Assistant Gi Young Hwang invites everyone to see how Sharaku influenced the world’s contemporary artists.

“Not only will you see reproductions of his work, but you will also see some interesting works by some Japanese graphic designers and they, what they do, was actually show some interpretations of his work as well as interpretations by Japan’s up and coming contemporary artists as well,” said Hwang.

The opening reception will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight [Thursday]. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. The exhibit will be up until November 15th. The public is invited to attend.