Yuya Negishi Gallery

March 10, 2020 By Art Center Admin

The Pine Center for the Arts welcomes visual artist Yuya Negishi to the gallery this March. Negishi, a Japanese-born artist who currently lives in Minneapolis, will bring a dynamic fusion of classic and modern art to Pine City.

“My sincere wish is to help people experience the beauty of the world through art,” Negishi said. With an extensive background in the classical Japanese techniques of calligraphy and SUMI, Negishi’s art features Japanese pop culture images, exploring new ideas and mediums.

Negishi has earned recognition as a muralist for the 2015 Midway Murals Project in St. Paul. Dozens of his murals can be found throughout the Twin Cities, Washington state and in Japan. He also hosts live painting events and teaches Japanese artistic styles to students of all ages, from elementary school to college.  

Negishi’s bold art will be on display at Pine Center for the Arts March 13-April 3, with an opening reception 4-6 p.m. on Friday, March 13 at Pine Center for the Arts. Light appetizers and wine will be served. The reception is free and open to the public.

Located in Pine City, the Pine City Center for the Arts has been serving the Greater Pine City area since 2009. With a variety of programming opportunities, the non-profit, volunteer-led facility is a gathering place for artisans and art lovers alike. Artists interested in displaying their work or teaching others their skills are welcome to contact the Pine Center for the Arts.