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Coinciding with the East Coast debut of his production of the opera Madama Butterfly, four venues throughout the city are exhibiting sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Jun Kaneko.

Kaneko, born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942, began his formal studies in art in the U.S. at the Chouinard Art Institute and continued at Berkeley and Claremont Graduate School. Since the mid ’90s, Kaneko has focused on an ongoing series of immensely scaled ceramic works - collectively referred to by the artist as “Dangos”.

Art installations are courtesy of the artist and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia. For inquiries, please contact the gallery at 215-629-1000 or info@locksgallery.com. For more information about Madama Butterfly performances and the On the Wings of Music project, please visit www.operaphila.org

On the Wings of Music: Art, Opera, and You, has been presented by: The City of Philadelphia, gophila.com, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Locks Gallery, The Opera Company of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Opera:
Madama Butterfly
October 9, 11, 14, 16 & 18, 2009
Opera Company of Philadelphia at The Academy of Music
Broad and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19102
www.operaphila.org

Concurrent exhibitions:
Jun Kaneko: Installation
September 8–October 24, 2009
City Hall Courtyard
1 Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Jun Kaneko: Installation
September 8–October 24, 2009
Kimmel Center, Commonwealth Plaza
260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Jun Kaneko
September 2009–April 2010
Perelman Skylit Galleria, Philadelphia Museum of Art
2525 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130