May 11, 2012
By Darla Martin Tucker
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – (www.lasierra.edu) She might have made a good physicist. Kiyomi Fukui is captivated by tiny elements and their role in earth’s grand lifecycles.
But Fukui is an artist who chooses to express her interests with etchings and other works that depict ways miniscule elements essentially hold together nature’s overarching, circular systems.
Fukui, a native of Japan, is graduating this June from La Sierra University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design, but before she receives her degree, she will put her talents on display at La Sierra’s Brandstater Gallery. Her solo show, “Circulation,” opens May 14 and will feature work the student created this school year. Fukui will display approximately 10 pieces, most of which are 14x18 inches. Her show will include a site-specific installation involving murals painted on gallery walls.
An artist’s reception will be held May 14, 6-8 p.m. The exhibit runs through May 28. Admission is free. La Sierra’s Brandstater Gallery is located in the Visual Art Center 112, Building 1. Gallery hours are Mon. – Thurs., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun., 2 – 5 p.m. La Sierra University is at 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside. For additional information call 951-785-2170.