This exhibition is a sequel to the 2015 Exchange exhibition in Japan at the Tokyo Metropolitan art Museum selected by Mr. Yasunari Nakagomi, the director of the Association of International Exchange in cooperation with Professor Suguru Hiraide of MSU. For the 2016 Exchange exhibition at the WFMA, Mr. Nakagomi has selected eleven artists from Japan who will come to Texas to exhibit their art. The American artists who participated the 2015 Exchange have also been invited to exhibit their art in the 2016 Exchange exhibition.
The eleven participating Japanese artists include: Katsuyuki Gibo, Hideo lida, Manami, Ishimura, Mari Ito, Yasuyo Maruyama, Sachiko Miki, Yasunari Nakagomi, Noboru Nakamura, Haruyo Nakanishi, Rie Sato, and Izumi Tanabe. The fifteen American artists whose art will be represented in the exhibition include: sculptor Robbie Barber of Waco; sculptor Joe Barrington of Thockmorton; printmaker Danny Bills of Wichita Falls, sculptor Geoffrey Broderick of Abilene; sculptor Erin Cunningham of San Marcos; photographer Gary Goldberg of Wichita Falls; sculptor Suguru Hiraide of Wichita Falls; sculptor Greg Reuter of Corpus Christi; printmaker Catherine Prose of Wichita Falls; sculptor Kurt Dyrhaug of Beaumont; sculptor Dewane Hughes of Tyler; sculptor Lore Eckelberry of Los Angeles, California; painter Alexis Serio of Tyler; sculptor Tanya Synar of Denton; and painter Elizabeth Yarosz-Ash of Wichita Falls.
The exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, which invests in a creative Texas.