Morrison Gallery to display artist Mami Tomioka's art

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Reception set for Saturday

By Becca Owsley

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College's Morrison Gallery is featuring “Breeze from Heaven,” a charity art exhibition for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami of 2011 by Elizabethtown artist Mami Tomioka.


The exhibit is on display from now until Feb. 7 and is her third charity event for the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Tomioka is a Japanese artist who has taught art in Japan, Australia and the United States. She’s had several exhibitions in Kagoshima and Tokyo, Japan.

Tomioka’s theme features cupcakes and cats because she wants people to feel relaxed and happy when they attend the exhibit. Cupcakes, she said, are good and fun to look at and cats are cute and are healing to people.

Her work includes oil and acrylic paintings as well as other mediums.

Tomioka will donate 50 percent of proceeds from the charity exhibition. Also, a donation box will be located in the gallery.

The exhibit in the Morrison Gallery at ECTC is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

A reception is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about the exhibit, call 270-706-8507.