6-8 p.m. Friday, May 15 / Fresno Art Museum, 2233 N. 1st St. / www.fresnoartmuseum.org, (559) 441-4221 / $10, free for members
The Fresno Art Museum kicks off its summer season of exhibitions with a reception on Friday, May 15, with four new solo shows.
▪ Rodney Harder, a well-known Fresno artist and teacher in the 1970s and 1980s, is represented in “world.”
Curator Mark Rodriguez selected intimate, small abstract paintings by Harder that are expressions about humanity, heritage and “paying homage to the human spirit.” Harder, who lives in New York City, has maintained close ties to Fresno.
▪ Noted Bay Area printmaker Karl Albert Kasten is featured in “Graphic Knowledge: Six Decades of Printmaking.”
Curators Linda Cano and David Keaton selected pieces that range from early representational woodblock prints of the 1930s through a multitude of styles and processes he utilized throughout his career, including etching, aquatint, lithography, and collagraphy.
▪ “Bob Kolbrener: In Real Time, Celebrating 50 Years in Photography,” black and white land and seascape photographs are featured in a show originally assembled by the Monterey Museum of Art.
▪ Fourteen works by Seiji Kunishima, the internationally renowned Japanese sculptor, painter and printmaker, are featured in an exhibition selected from the Fresno Art Museum’s permanent collection by Kristina Hornback, museum curator.
The exhibitions run through Aug. 30.