Intersect: Trace Fukuhara Is Creating Opportunities

Trace Fukuhara was the recipient of the Arts Council for Long Beach Distinguished Artist of the Year award in 2012, and has been the recipient of countless public art commissions throughout the city. His Pacific Wind Arts Sculpture Garden continues to be both an iconic local landmark and an acclaimed example of urban place making.

He, along with Paul Hogue and Yoshino Jasso, are installing new and existing works in The Collaborative gallery space as part of an exhibition titled Intersect, which runs from September 15th through November 10th. The opening reception takes place on Thursday, September 19th, from 6-9 PM.

In this interview, Trace speaks about his early training as an artist, his work in Japan, and the role that Long Beach continues to play on his artistic evolution.

Watch video interviews with the other two Intersect artists, Paul Hogue and Yoshino Jasso.

To learn more about Pacific Wind Arts & Sculpture Garden, visit

To learn more about the Arts Council, visit

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