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Pucker Gallery


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240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor

Boston, MA 02116


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Saturday, 10 September 2022

3:00 to 6:00 PM

240 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor

The exhibitions In Pursuit of Poetry: A Discovery by Geoff Dunn and Zen Spirit: Work by Miraku Kamei XV and Hisaaki Kamei will be on view at Pucker Gallery from 10 September through 9 October. A virtual tour of the installation will also be shared upon the exhibition’s opening. We look forward to welcoming you in person and virtually!

We are focused on providing more in-depth educational materials with each exhibition, including our free virtual WebinART events. Stay tuned for details on the WebinARTs that will coincide with this exhibition!

Geoffrey Dunn

Fall maples, Dunstaffnage, 2021

Oil on canvas board

20 x 16″ | GD12

View the Exhibition Catalogue!

Miraku Kamei XV

Axel shaped water container (mizusashi) with lacquer lid, yellow glaze


7.5 x 6.5 x 6.5″ | XV181

with wooden box

View the Exhibition Catalogue!
Geoffrey P. Dunn, MD, FACS, is an Emeritus member of the Department of Surgery of UPMC Hamot, former Medical Director of the Palliative Care Consultation Service there, and has been a visiting professor in India, Great Britain, Canada, China, and Norway.


Painting has been an important activity in Dunn’s life ever since it was recommended it to him at age 13 by his mother when he was confined to quarters for misbehavior at school. Upon graduation from high school, he had a oneperson show of his work, earning him the school prize in fine arts. He also received the school’s prize for best historical essay in which he chronicled the development of American landscape painting during the nineteenth century. In college, Dunn majored in religion and minored in fine arts, studying with the Dutch painter Charles Stegeman. Professor Stegeman first suggested to Dunn a career in medicine: “You are a very competent painter and do fabulous work, but I believe your heart is elsewhere. I think you should be a doctor.” Dunn continued to study privately with Andrew Sanders, then after a long hiatus resumed painting during trips to the Georgian Bay region of Ontario, where he was strongly influenced by the Canadian school The Group of Seven. During the late 1990s Dunn recognized a deeper and more spiritual purpose to painting through the inspiration and counsel of Brother Thomas. At that time plein air painting had increasingly become the counterpoint and catharsis for Dunn’s career in hospice and palliative care and the substance of much of his professional writing and lecturing.


Dunn has had solo exhibitions at Glass Growers Gallery and the Erie Insurance Group’s gallery and exhibited at the Mercyhurst faculty exhibit and the Erie Art Museum Spring Show. Dr. Dunn is a member of the Northwest Pennsylvania Artists Association and in 2012, he was accepted as a non-resident artist member of the Salmagundi Art Club in New York.

Miraku Kamei XV was born Masahisa Kamei in 1960, the eldest son of Miraku Kamei XIV, master potter of Takatori ware. He completed his university degree in Ceramics at Kyoto Saga University of Arts and took the title of the fifteenth generation in 2001. Mr. Kamei has been carrying on the tradition of Takatori ware for more than thirty years. In addition to exhibiting and promoting Takatori ware around Japan, he is an active teacher, training students in ceramics at a number of institutions around his home city of Fukuoka. He is also president of the Fukuoka/Hakata branch of the Japan Ceramics Association and a member of numerous arts organizations. In 2016, Kamei received the award of Contemporary Master Craftsman, designated to a craftsman with excellent skills from Fukuoka, Japan.
Hisaaki Kamei was born as the first son of Takatoriyaki Miraku Kamei XV. Takatori started as Kuroda Clan’s kiln and has been creating pottery for tea ceremonies for 400 years. Based on tea master Enshu Kobori’s kirei sabi (bright sabi), each generation has inherited from previous masters several techniques, including symmetrical shapes, thin structures, and gradation using seven different traditional glazes. Each master has moved forward creating his own pottery. Hisaaki Kamei received a B.A. at the School of Business at Hosei University and graduated from the Forming Department, Kyoto Prefecture Pottery School. He is a Board Member of the Japan-France Tea Ceremony Association and has recently lectured in Cameroon and France.

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