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Calligraphy focuses on nature

Keiko Bottomley, above, is Art 10’s featured artist for September. Her show, Calligraphy Alive, is on display at the Art 10 gallery until Sept. 30. - Photo Contributed
Keiko Bottomley, above, is Art 10’s featured artist for September. Her show, Calligraphy Alive, is on display at the Art 10 gallery until Sept. 30.
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A garden-themed art show that combines an ancient Oriental form of writing with Western-style paintings has taken over one art gallery in the city’s north end.

Currently on display at the Art 10 gallery is Calligraphy Alive, a show designed by Nanaimo area artist Keiko Bottomley.

“It’s more interesting than normal Japanese calligraphy,” said Bottomley, who was  born in Japan. “The writings each have meaning.”

The pieces displayed at the show were done in acrylic and were primarily inspired by nature.

“I am more inspired by the garden, the plants, the herbs, the moon and those things,” Bottomley explained.

Calligraphy Alive runs until the end of the month at the Art 10 gallery, which is located inside the Nanaimo North Town Centre on 4750 Rutherford Rd. For more information, please call 250-758-9403.

arts@nanaimobulletin.com
Twitter: @npescod


 

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