Hisashi Otsuka, “Kimono Ink”

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Hisashi Otsuka, “Kimono Ink”

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Hisashi Otsuka Exhibits “Kimono Ink: The Art of the Tattoo” at Exclusive Collections Galleries

Internationally Renowned Japanese Artist Exhibition to Tour San Diego, Las Vegas, and Laguna Beach this July, 2013.

SAN DIEGO (July 1, 2013) - Exclusive Collections Gallery announces an exhibition of a new tattoo series titled “Kimono Ink” created by Japanese artist Hisashi Otsuka. Otsuka’s undeniable talent has given him the freedom to explore various multicultural art forms, and his work ethic and meticulous attention to detail translates with grace and emotion into various styles and genres. Merging East and West in is art, Otsuka’s decision to create a new series based on traditional tattoo design speaks to both his Japanese roots and the incredible popularity of tattoos in contemporary Western culture. Otsuka’s works of art have been collected by Sophia Loren, Brooke Shields, Tina Turner, and other notable figures. This unique United States tour at Exclusive Collections Galleries will be a rare opportunity to meet internationally renowned master artist Hisashi Otsuka in person. EC Galleries’ events are marked by a special artist appearance, culinary delights, fine wine, and surprises along the way. All events are free and open to the public; guests desiring to attend may simply call the hosting gallery. Collectors interested in acquiring original artwork for sale may meet with an art consultant during the show who will assist them in curating their art collection. Las Vegas July 12-14 at Exclusive Collections Forum Shops Gallery, Las Vegas, NV. 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard, Suite T06, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Friday, July 12: 11am-6pm Saturday, July 13: 11am-6pm Sunday, July 14: 11am-4pm RSVP: (702) 432-1154 or email pr@ecgalley.com. 18Anniversary_July2013_1 San Diego July 19-20 at Exclusive Collections Historic Gaslamp Gallery, San Diego, CA 568 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 Friday, July 19: 6pm-9pm Saturday, July 20: 6pm-9pm RSVP: (800) 204-0062 or email pr@ecgalley.com 18Anniversary_July2013_2 San Diego July 20 at Exclusive Collections Seaport Village Gallery, San Diego, CA 835 West Harbor Drive, Suite AB, San Diego, CA 92101 Saturday, July 20: 12pm-5pm RSVP: (800) 599-7111 or email pr@ecgalley.com 18Anniversary_July2013_3 Laguna Beach July 21 at Exclusive Collections Laguna Beach Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 417 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Sunday, July 21: 12pm-5pm RSVP: (855) 372-8213 or email pr@ecgalley.com 18Anniversary_July2013_4 Gallery Information Historic Gaslamp Gallery, 568 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, (800) 204-0062 Seaport Village Gallery, 835 W Harbor Dr, Ste AB, San Diego, CA 92101, (800) 599-7111 Forum Shops Gallery, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd, Ste T06, Las Vegas, NV 89109, (702)432-1154 Laguna Beach Gallery, 417 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, (855) 372-8213 About Exclusive Collections Fine Art Galleries (EC Galleries) EC Galleries are set apart as “America’s Finest Galleries” composed of a thoughtful and experienced team providing intelligent guidance to novice and experienced art collectors alike on the joys of collecting art. For more information on the artists, events, or galleries, please visit www.ecgallery.com.