"Revival of Tohoku-Tome City Satoru Sato Art Museum Special Exhibition"
The exhibition starting from September 2013 displayed formative models
and drawings which pay much attention to direction,climate,history,and
environment. Over 40 works by artists from over 30 countries including
Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, and Germany,were connected by geometrical
lines and the space in between represents wishes for world peace through
co-existence and co-prosperity with different cultures. This display really
reflects Sato's message that "the world ,tied up strongly with each
other, is supporting Japan and Japanese people who were hit by the devastating
Various people from amateurs to professionals presented their products
in the exhibition:collaborative works of "kizuna"or ties by school
children of Tome City and Minamisanriku Town hit by the tsunami, a model
set up outdoor by children and parents who participated in the workshop
,and great works by first rank artists in the area of abstract art. The
residents in Katahira, Sendai, participated in the exhibition in the form
of producing their works after the workshop.Moreover,another workshop was
done on folding papaer after the Miura-ori style,which is applied the panels
of an artificial satellite and might give an inspiration amateurs as well
as artists. All of these works were dedicated to the theme of revival and
also contribute to the high quality of the exhibition.
First Visit to the Museum by a Tourist Group
On December 1, 2008, a tour group of about 50 people visited the Satoru
Sato Art Museum and enjoyed contemporary art.
They were tourists on a tour called “Hotel Kanyo and Time Travel to the Meiji
era,” planned by JTB (Japan Travel Bureau). The itinerary of this two-day tour
includes staying in the Minami-sanriku hot spring, visiting Toyoma, Miyagi’s
Meiji-mura, Satoru Sato Art Museum, the birthplace of Syotaro Ishinomori, a
world-famous cartoonist, and shopping for farm-fresh vegetables at Nakada
Aisan-kan. This tour will run through January, 2009.
A Practice Class
on Paintings by Straight Lines Held
Satoru Sato’s painting class, which aims to have
participants experience the pleasure of art, was held at the museum on
September, 30, 2008. This time, 26 fourth-graders of Yoneoka Elementary School
in Tome City, joined the class and worked on a joint production. After these
schoolchildren appreciated the exhibition, “Paintings by Straight Lines and
Visual Art”, they, imitating the favorite works they had seen there, painted on
rectangular foam polystyrene of various sizes by water color and pasted their
works on the wall of the corridor, instead of the canvas.
“Paintings by Straight Lines and
Visual Art” on Exhibition
This exhibition, starting on September 1, 2008,
displays 63 pieces on the third floor, selected from the collection, which are
paintings using straight lines on a surface plain, relief, objet ,and
works of visual art. In addition to this, a cubic work is displayed in the
entrance hall. Here in these works, there lies the world of a straight line, or
a world beyond the line.
Grand Opening Party Held
On September 13, 2008, a grand opening party was
held in the hall next to the museum to celebrate the publication of the
catalogue of the museum collection with the attendance of about 200 people from
within and outside the city. There were visitors from Sendai, the metropolitan
area, and the Kansai region, far from here. At the start of the party, Sato
remarked to the audience, “Art is indispensable to character building and can
nurture one’s heart to appreciate beauty. However, unlike in Western countries,
in Japan the budget for art or culture is the first one to be cut, particularly
during periods of economic downturn. I would like you to support the world of
art even in tough economic times.” The participants enjoyed the DVD which
traces Sato’s career as an artist and a piano performance by Eriko Hatta, a
composer born in Tome City. The various local foods were also served.
“Paintings by Satoru Sato’s Fellow Artists” Held
Many works of
art donated to this museum by Sato’s friends show the trend of geometrical
constructive painting, rare in Japan. Visitors can see some aspects of European
art history in the abstract paintings in the collection of over 255 pieces by
over 140 artists from around the world, particularly in geometrical constructive
This exhibition, starting on July 28,
2007, displayed 45 pieces by Sato’s fellow artists from the collection.
Satoru Sato’s Contemporary Art Class Held
Sato offered a class on contemporary
art at the museum on February 23, 2008.
Satoru Sato's move art classes held
21, 2008: Nakada Tome City Center, second floor of lifelong learning "creative
room" to be held.
Yoneoka Tome City Elementary School (the principal Naohisa Tiba), second
grade 28, said Satoru Sato directly by the leadership of engineering drawing.
Children over a half an hour, using a piece of wood molding and paint the
artwork preoccupation with one's eyes alight with the excitement of a modeling
Satoru Sato drawing class exhibition
August 19, 2007 held
Satoru Sato Art Museum opening ceremony
July 28, 2007 (Saturday), 10 am: Nakada Tome city center in the third floor
of lifelong learning, "Satoru Sato Art Museum " opened the ceremony will be