Celeste Pfau, a gifted young Birmingham artist, will soon begin work as an artist-in-residence at Moriumius in Ogatsu, Japan. Moriumius is an area of Tohoku hard hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami; the organization aims to bring about healing through nature-focused programs. Celeste’s work includes creating beautiful prints using plant materials and will contribute to the mission of Moriumius, reconnecting children with nature.
Celeste received the honor of “emerging artist” at the Magic City Art Connection and is one of the driving forces as a community organizer in the Art Town East Lake Project working to make East Lake a hub for the arts in Birmingham.
During her time in Japan, Celeste will be traveling to Gunma prefecture, home to Birmingham’s sister city, Maebashi.
http://moriumius.jp/en/ (Learn more about Moriumius here)