Monday, November 27th - Saturday, December 15th
Open during regular cafe hours
11:00am - 7:00pm
Closing Reception will take place Saturday, December 15th 2:00pm - 4:00pm
BIKKURIBAKO, an interactive art gallery/shop inside of Kaz Okochi's casual lunch establishment, Oh Fish! Okochi is also the chef-owner of Kaz Sushi Bistro and a supporter of DC philanthropic and art communities.
You may be wondering "What in the world is BIKKURIBAKO?" Well, it is a Japanese concept which essentially means “lovely surprise box.” This pop-up gallery at Oh Fish!, located in the heart of DC's Golden Triangle is an experiment in the synergies possible between the business and art communities.
Curated by local curator, manager, philanthropist (and my friend) Lisa Markuson, the installation will feature the work of a developing cast of DC-based artists using multiple mediums. All art displayed will be available for purchase on and off-site. Artists include:
- Sharlaine Anapu - jewelry
- Analya Cespedes - jewelry
- Matt Hollis - botanical soft sculpture and wall-hangings
- Magida Hyatt - fine art enamel abstract painting
- Abi Kallushi - photographic print collage
- Jamie Caplinger - painting and portraiture
- Craig Kite - poetry books and art cart (periodically writing live haikus)
- Ashley Kolodner - surreal painted barbies
- Miguel Lem - metal photographic prints with vintage fixtures
- Nate and Leah Lewis - ink drawings and prints
- Gabriel Mellan - woodcuts
- Martin Swift - portraiture and painting
Mr Okochi said, “As an artist myself, I want to support artisans here the best way I can which is by giving them a platform to shine, in the center of the city during prime business hours. My sincere hope is that all their work will sell and more businesses will take time to explore partnerships like these."
(run by Kaz Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro)
1103 19th Street NW
between L and M St, NW
Metro: Farragut North or Dupont Circle south exit