In late November of 2018, I had the opportunity to travel out to Omaha to tour the Kaneko Center and meet the iconic Jun Kaneko. His story is made up of equal parts of unstoppable determination, vision, boundless imagination and serendipity. Born in 1942 in Nagoya, Japan during WWII, his artistic talents started to emerge through impressive drawings that he fashioned in his free time while in high school. Jun resisted the strict structure of traditional Japanese education. His mother (a dentist by day, and a painter by night) recognized his self-driven passion to be creative and arranged to have him study painting with Satoshi Ogawa. Read More
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Roberto Lugo arrived in Kingston last Friday evening. After being introduced by Mayor Steve Noble and Anne Bailey, he gave a dynamic presentation to a standing room only audience at Kingston’s beautiful City Hall.