Yuri Kinoshita and the Floating Teahouse

Posted on July 18, 2014, 9:00 am
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On July 25 and 26, Yuri Kinoshita, a Kyoto-born artist, will be presenting her piece Furyu in Lake Union Park. The art work, defined as a “Floating Teahouse” unites performative artwork with Kinoshita’s renowned light design. Kinoshita states, on her website, “My lighting designs are mostly Japanese based light design with textiles and papers from Japanese fabrics and Japanese paper but, I also search out interesting fabrics and materials from around the world to incorporate into [my design].” A traditional tea ceremony will be performed onboard the floating edifice, and is sure to be magical. Held from 3 to 8 pm, I imagine the work to be radiant against the evening sky.

Furyu is a Seattle City Artist Project and will be held at the Lake Union Model Boat Pond.

Yuri Kinoshita has previously been featured at Traver Gallery, The SAM (Elles exhibition), BAM,  and the Seattle Design Center.

Image courtesy of Seattle City Artist Project and Yuri Kinoshita.

Image courtesy of Seattle City Artist Project and Yuri Kinoshita.

Claire Reiner is a writer, artist and recent graduate from the University of Washington’s School of Art with a major in Art History. She is interested in recent art movements and subcultures (1950s, 60s, 70s) and how they have shaped present perceptions and practices of art. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Seattle in 2010. She is quite influenced by the unique geography of both places and enjoys hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Reiner covers visual art exhibits in Seattle and seeks to contribute to a profound and positive artistic community, as well as encourage people to come out and experience art moments for themselves. Reiner is also the Executive Assistant for VanguardSeattle and handles any press related needs.