Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Akiko Kino has lived in Seattle since 2004. She graduated from Toita College in Tokyo with a degree in art and art teacher certification. A curious student, Akiko experimented with watercolors, metalwork, and pottery, and eventually found her passion in abstract oil painting. Masando Kito, an artist who has shown his work internationally, mentored her in Japan and influenced her art and thought very much. Akiko has had exhibits in Japan and Liechtenstein, and is now pleased to have opportunities to show her work in the United States. Her canvases capture creative color combinations and design. Especially unique is Akiko’s use of a knife to apply paint, which gives her painting texture and dimensions that you’ll want to see in person to truly appreciate.
Gear up for the Bellevue Festival of the Arts with a special reception at KORAL Bar & Kitchen on Wednesday, July 25, featuring artwork by international abstract oil artist Akiko Kino. The restaurant will be offering wine and light bites as artist Akiko Kino showcases her latest collection. Akiko’s work will be displayed in KORAL’s lounge through September 2012.
WHAT: KORAL Bar & Kitchenin downtown Bellevue invites guests to enjoy appetizers and wine while viewing the latest collection of artwork by Akiko Kino
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: KORAL Bar & Kitchen
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Editor’s note: Akiko Kino and KORAL should both be in the Eastside Business Directory. It’s easy to sign up!