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Manga Hokusai Manga

Published: 8/21/2019

Manga Hokusai Manga

Exhibition Dates: September 6th-October 5th, 2019
Opening Reception: September 6, 2019, 5-8pm at Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts
Closing Reception: October 4, 2019, 5-8pm at Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts

In conjunction with the Japan Foundation and Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation, Emergent Arts presents the traveling exhibition, Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics. The exhibition contains a collection of work exploring the influence of artist Katsushika Hokusai, as well as more modern takes on the medium. The viewer is invited to widen their own concepts of manga by comparing works from different periods. 

Manga is comics or graphic novels unique to Japan and includes works in a wide range of genres including comedy, drama, horror, and sci-fi. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), a painter/illustrator, became renown in Europe and North America in the late 19th century for his manga, and many consider him the creator of the modern-day manga. Manga has evolved greatly into the 21st century, and the link between Hokusai Manga and modern-day manga is not always visually evident, though the tradition remains strong in the pictorial storytelling.  

The opening reception is September 6th, 2019 at the Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts, from 5-8pm. The event is free, and all ages are welcome. Additional events are being planned around this exhibition and will be included on the Emergent Arts website at Weekly gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays, from 12-5pm.

Visiting school groups are welcome to tour the exhibition. Please contact Erin Holliday to schedule a field trip at

The Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts is located at 341-A Whittington Avenue, HSAR, 71901. Please visit or call 501-613-0352 for more information. Emergent Arts

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