Artist in Residence: Mariko Kusumoto

Last month, Morikami wrapped up an exciting Artist in Residency program with Mariko Kusumoto, thanks to an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.  Kusumoto’s visit kicked off with opening of her exhibit in Morikami’s galleries, Unfolding Stories, and culminated with a workshop for the public at Morikami and at local schools for students and educators. In her work, Kusumoto transforms found objects and meticulous metal sculptures into miniature, whimsical – yet functional – constructions:  music boxes, clocks, and board games, to name just a few.  All works promise …

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