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Next Friday, La Luz de Jesus gallery in Hollywood will dot their walls with thousands of coasters for the third year in a row. As most artists will tell you, it is the smallest works that are the most challenging to create. In the case of the Coaster Show, where the coasters measure 4″ inches round, they require confidence in one’s technique and precision. Their sizes aren’t the only aspect of the show that is small. The affordability of the works attracted hundreds of fans to last year’s show, who scrambled to get a piece by one of their favorite artists. This year, that list includes well-known names alongside emerging talents.

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Japanese painter Yumiko Kayukawa will debut new work on June 11th at Foley Gallery, New York. Kayukawa grew up in a small town in Hokkaido, Japan. She found a love of animals in her natural surroundings, and they continue to embody important themes in her work. Except for the show’s titular piece “Fire Horse” (Hinoe Uma), don’t expect 11 paintings of horses in this show. Depicted in her contemporary Manga (Japanese comics) inspired style, girls appear in fantasical scenes with a variety of new animal counterparts. See more after the jump!