The group exhibit features nearly three-dozen artists whove been asked to give their take on all types of Japanese yōkai ranging from friendly to fearsome. Some of them are extra cute and helpful, like the Akaname, a spirit who seeks out dirty bathrooms so she can lick them clean. There are others youll want to steer clear of, like Japanese artist Naoto Hattoris Nopperabo, an apparition who lures travelers with her beauty only to wipe her face clean off afterwards. There are tons of the little buggers to explore, so come check them out and meet with the many of the artists at tonights 7 p.m. reception. The shindig is free, plus therell be complimentary sushi, cold sake, and Japanese treats for all. Call 954-748-0181, or visit www.bearandbird.com.
June 14-July 26, 2008