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Fujimura will speak on culture, art and faith during CCC discussion

Culture — Famous artist will show documentary, speak and sign books April 12 at George Fox University


A renowned artist, activist and speaker will arrive at George Fox University in April for a speech titled, “A Conversation with Makoto Fujimura on Faith, Art and Culture,” including a viewing of his new documentary film, “Golden Sea,” and a discussion session about the arts.

In anticipation of the film’s showing, the Chehalem Cultural Center will hold a pre-event open house at 5 p.m. April 12 and Fujimura’s art will continue to be on display in the Parrish Gallery. His talk is set for 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium at George Fox.by: SUBMITTED - Busy - Makotoa Fujimura was an appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003 to 2009, served as an international advocate for the arts and has advised governmental policies on the arts. His works are displayed in galleries from New York to Tokyo and Hong Kong. A popular speaker, he has lectured around the world at conferences, universities and museums and has authored a number of books.

Following the documentary and speaker presentation, Fujimura will host a book signing in the university’s Lindgren Gallery.

Fujimura was an appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003 to 2009, has served at an international advocate for the arts and has advised governmental policies on the arts.

Many of Fujimura’s works are displayed in the Dillon Gallery in New York, Sato Museum in Tokyo and Oxford House at Taikoo Place in Hong Kong.

A popular speaker, he has lectured around the world at conferences, universities and museums. He has authored a number of books, including “Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture,” a collection of essays on culture, art and humanity. He was called on to provide illuminations on sacred texts for “The Four Holy Gospels,” a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

For more information about Fujimura, visit makotofujimura.com.



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