January 6th, 2021 to February 2nd, 2021 at the Witherspoon St. Cafe
This show features marine creatures and other nature paintings by an award winning Japanese painter, Minako Ota. Minako started painting marine creatures in spring 2020, when COVID-19 became a serious threat in the US. People were being challenged not only in health and economic aspects, but so many others as well, such as social, political, racial, spiritual... She started creating this series with the hope to inspire people to live more fully and joyously, no matter their circumstances. Life began in the oceans and we are still a part of this amazing living ecosystem, connected by this vast body of water.