ASIAN INFLUENCES strives to keep a fresh look to our Gallery. Through out the year we offer shows which may feature a local artist with works that offer an Asian Aesthetic. We may also feature a particular porcelain collection or a grouping of wood block prints.
Our one constant is the annual Spring Sale which takes place in March. We greatly reduce prices on furniture, china & art works.
► Japonism Past and Present will open on June 27th and run through the summer featuring paintings from local artist Jim Studeny. Jim takes his inspiration from Japanese wood block prints creating a new color palette more suited to the 21st century. Also included are traditinal wood block prints by Hokusai, Hiroshige, Kunisada and others.
► Hongshan Culture Jades from China will be on display from April 18th through the summer. These pieces were typically shaped as animals, fish or birds and as mythical creatures.
► Local artist Carolyn Olbum currently has four pieces on display including a wonderful bronze candle holder made up of stylized leaves. Her unique artworks have inspired a dedicated clientelle in both Pittsburgh and Sun Valley.