Ken and his family were invited to Al Smith Day at the Swanton Pacific Railroad in Davenport, CA on April 24, 2016. This annual event was organized by the “Cal Poly” Swanton Pacific Historical Railroad Society to honor Albert B. Smith, the former president of Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) and the founder of the railroad. Five hundred people got together to enjoy train rides, BBQ, and more. Ken exhibited his original arts, sold his art cards and prints, and autographed more than 100 OSH train calendars! Special thanks to Ed and Mary Ann Carnegie and Mary and Lloyd Yoshida for their kind support. Ken is planning to have another exhibit at Swanton’s next event, “Cal Poly Day” on Sunday, October 9, 2016.
We are pleased to let you know that Ken was selected as the featured artist for the Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) Train Calendar two years in a row! The 2016 calendar will be available at OSH stores throughout California and Oregon from Monday, November 16. Enjoy his 13 arts on the US and Japanese railroads.
Ken Muramoto’s art exhibition at the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC)’s Office downtown Santa Cruz will begin on September 8. The exhibit showcases 21 pieces of his work including his new original train arts for the 2016 OSH Train Calendar as well as watercolor pieces of local landscapes. The SCCRTC office (1523 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060) is located on the second floor of the Chefworks across the street from the Bookshop Santa Cruz. It opens weekdays only (8-5) until October 30. Please visit and enjoy his work!
Ken’s first solo show at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) “One Track Mind” was a big success. Ken received many positive comments and encouragements. We thank those who visited the show. Here’s some comments from the guest book.
“Stunning work. Kudos from one artist to another. You have truly captured “the song of the rails””
“Such skill!! Congratulations on a fabulous exhibit”
“Your work is beautiful and full of perfect moments. Thank you for sharing your talents”
“Wonderful work. We love the trees in “Steam at Bear Mountain” and the billowing steamy snow in “Winter Cascade Express””
“Very impressive to see the same details with watercolor and pencil”
“Gorgeous trains! Self-portrait is my favorite”
“I love the realistic yet drawn art. The train drawings are amazing”
“Wonderful work! I can’t wait to see future projects!”
Special thanks to Marla Novo, Curator of the Collections, and Justin Collins, Exhibitions Manager, both of MAH, for creating such a wonderful space for Ken’s arts.
With Justin and Marla of MAH
Ken Muramoto’s train arts are featured in Orchard Supply Hardware® (OSH)’s 2015 Train Calendar, which will be available at OSH stores across CA and OR from Friday, November 28th, 2014.