SHERIDAN, WY (March 15, 2018) Jave Yoshimoto’s ephemeral works interpret the emotions we experience in the face of today’s 24/7 news cycle. Through colorful, detailed illustrations, mixed media and gouache on panel, each depicting the tumultuous natural world, Yoshimoto explores the human struggle and survival within the “social amnesia of the information age.”  The Jave Yoshimoto exhibit opens at the Whitney Center for the Arts Thursday, March 22 with an artist’s lecture at 4 p.m. and reception from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery, featuring the Sheridan College flute choir. His works will remain on display through April 22. The lecture and opening are free and open to the public.

Yoshimoto is an artist and educator of multi-cultural background. He was born in Japan to Chinese parents and immigrated to United States at a young age. Yoshimoto earned his BA from University of California Santa Barbara in Studio Art, his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting and Drawing, and Master of Art in Art Therapy at the Art Institute of Chicago, and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting at Syracuse University.

Yoshimoto has been recognized by the United Nations, awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2015 and exhibited works nationally and internationally. He has also shown in solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, IL, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Alva, OK, Tulsa, OK, Fort Worth, TX, Lincoln, NE and Omaha, NE.

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