“Transforming Tradition” by artist Chiho Harazaki is the newest art exhibit at C4 Gallery inside the Canyon Country Community Center that showcases Harazaki’s unique tape art style.
Harazaki was born and raised in the countryside of Japan. She now lives and works in Los Angeles as a tape artist. This unconventional art medium gives her artwork unique lines, patterns and textures, evoking the feel of modern graphic design while also lending itself to works reminiscent of traditional Japanese art like woodcut and paper-cutting. Harazaki combines elements of eastern and western cultures, as well as traditional and modern cultures, to diminish barriers and express her own unique personality and identity.
She believes artwork can be a bridge between an artist’s mind and a viewer’s mind and hope her art can stimulate viewers to elevate their consciousness. Perceiving life and the world from her evolving perspective as a first-generation immigrant, her artwork combines cultural, historical and narrative elements to convey her desires, hopes and beliefs. To learn more about Harazaki and her work, visit chihoharazaki.com.
This exhibit is in collaboration with the city’s “Celebrate” event series that celebrates cultures, customs and culinary wonders from around the world.
The art exhibit will be displayed through June 6 at the Canyon Country Community Center located at 18410 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91351. For more information on past, current and future art exhibits around Santa Clarita, visit santaclaritaarts.com.
The “Celebrate” event series will be held every first Friday from April to September at the Canyon Country Community Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.(c) SCVTV 2022