Bushwick Open Studios 2015 and Other Events

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Tim Okamura’s Studio 1717 Troutman No. 303 was open June 6 & 7, 12-6pm, during Bushwick Open Studios 2015.

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by!

Tim's Studio

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“The Red Scarf,” 82 x 60 inches, oil, aerosol paint on canvas, 2015

 The “Red Scarf” was on view at The 48th Annual Spring Show, May 23-June 6, 2015, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB

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unnamed (13)Tim was happy to donate a painting for the silent auction in support of MoCADA’s Inaugural Masquerade Ball May 14th.

This special evening serves as MoCada’s primary fundraising and cultivation event, benefiting the museum significantly, as it embarks upon a new capital campaign to raise monies for online and in-gallery educational programs and to fund the development of a new larger museum in Brooklyn.

 

Rosario Dawson speaking at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts Inaugural Masquerade Ball Fundraiser.

 

 

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Artist Jerome Lagarrigue, Actress Rosario Dawson, and Tim Okamura at the MoCADA Inaugural Masquerade Ball May 14th.

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Actress Michaela Conlin (“Bones”), Tim Okamura, and Eddie Kaye Thomas (“American Pie,” “Scorpion”), at the 2015 Olevolos Brunch Project Party on May 16. Tim was honored to donate a Limited Edition Print to the Olevolos 2015 silent auction to raise funds to support youth education in Tanzania.

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Artist Jonathan Mannion, Actress/Model Ya Ya Da Costa, Model Majorr Smith, Tim Okamura, and Model/Blogger Taren Guy at Jonathan Mannion’s Exhibition and Celebration at Fedora, NYC, celebrating women’s empowerment.

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Model/Director/Activist Monica Watkins, Miss Haiti Universe Christie Désir, Tim Okamura, Miss New York U.S. Iman Oubou, and Reality TV Star ("Newly Weds") Kimberly V. Gedeon at the Power Forward Gala, NYC. Tim was proud to donate a Limited Edition Print to the POWERforward Gala to help raise funds for an incredible athletic and educational youth program.

Model/Director/Activist Monica Watkins, Miss Haiti Universe Christie Désir, Tim Okamura, Miss New York U.S. Iman Oubou, and Reality TV Star (“Newly Weds”) Kimberly V. Gedeon at the Power Forward Gala, NYC. Tim was proud to donate a Limited Edition Print to the POWERforward Gala to help raise funds for an incredible athletic and educational youth program.

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Spring at Tim Okamura’s Studio

Spring 2015 has been flying by, with numerous charity events, group shows, and other events.

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Tim Okamura in his studio

Tim Okamura grinding in the studio (having to ignore beautiful Spring weather)…

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Tim was honored to be interviewed by Jane O’Brien for BBC Word Radio. You can listen to the interview HERE.

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"Spring Thaw", oil, encaustic wax on wood panel, 18 x 24", 2015

“Spring Thaw”, oil, encaustic wax on wood panel, 18 x 24″, 2015

New Artwork on View at ARTIZ Jumping the Line Group Show, May 12-26, 2015, Opening Saturday, May 16, 4-10pm, at 601 West 149th Street at Broadway, NYC.

A new work titled “Spring Thaw” will be on view at the ARTIZ space, an artistcurated and artist run exhibition venue in Harlem. Renee Cox has organized this incredible group exhibition of small works by some amazing artists.

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Tim was delighted to be a part of the film “Urge,” directed by Aaron Kaufmen and starring Pierce Brosnan, Alexis Knapp, and Ashley Greene, due to be released later this year.

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Brooklyn Lives: Selected Prints A great preview night of the permanent, limited edition giclee print exhibition of Tim's work at the CAMBA Adult Literacy Center organized by Dexter Wemberly, Krista Saunders Scenna, and Art Connects NY. Thanks so much to the friends, models and CAMBA students who came to the preview night, including City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene.

Brooklyn Lives: Selected Prints

A great preview night of the permanent, limited edition giclee print exhibition of Tim’s work at the CAMBA Adult Literacy Center organized by Dexter Wemberly, Krista Saunders Scenna, and Art Connects NY. Thanks so much to the friends, models, and CAMBA students who came to the preview night, including City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene.

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Check out THIS PODCAST in which Tim discusses his career in art, advice for young artists, etc., with ArtNXTLevel.

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Mohawk

Tim was happy to donate his painting “Mohawk” for silent auction in support of MOCADA’s Inaugural Masquerade Ball May 14th!

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