Way of Ink and Brush, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, explores the influences of calligraphy with a presentation, demonstrations, and lectures.
Way of Ink and Brush is an anthology of traditional Islamic, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese calligraphy. Sharing the common thread of Islamic, Buddhist, and Christian art, the calligraphers work becomes enhanced by simultaneously finding and embracing multiple disciplines. Their vision connects in a seamless continuum, blurring the intersection of duality between tradition and modernity.
Calligraphic artists include: Hiroko Ikuta, Master Calligrapher of Beikoku Shodo Kenkyu kai; Hirokazu Kosaka, Master Calligrapher of Buddhist script (Sanskrit); as well as Masud Valipour, Master Islamic Calligrapher; Kyungja Oh and Young Hee Koo, Master Korean Calligraphers; and George Lin and Terry Yuan, Master Chinese Calligraphers.
The City of Los Angeles is a destination along the contemporary Silk Road, a road that has never ended, but has continued from Marco Polo’s original route…Punjab to Seville…Chan-an to Nara…and now to Los Angeles. The route of commerce, language, and art intermingles as they journey down this path.
Image Credit: Masud Valipour