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Friday, Dec. 17, 2004


Artist views world with child's eyes

An exhibition showcasing the oil paintings of Toronto artist and teacher Daisuke Takeya is being held at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo's Asakusa.

At the "Eyes of a Child" exhibition, Takeya's portraits of his students (kindergarten through high-school) in oil and pencil are displayed alongside reproductions of the students' works.

To reconsider his own way of painting, Takeya attempts to understand the style of each student and the feelings expressed within it and then compares it to his own portrait of the student.

Takeya graduated from New York's School of Visual Arts in 1993. He studied medieval European painting and sculpting techniques at New York Academy of Arts. He moved to Canada in 1999.

"Eyes of a Child" is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays at the Canadian Embassy Prince Takamado Gallery (closed on Dec. 25, 27). Admission is free. The Canadian Embassy (7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo; tel. [03] 5412-6200) is a 5-min. walk from Aoyama Itchome subway station.

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