Hiroyuki Imanaka, a compassionate visionary started Atelier Incurve in 2003, an organization which nurture artists with disabilities. He wanted to create a space where they could concentrate on creating their artwork. He eventually built an atelier/studio for artists. It is located in the outskirts of Osaka City. A trained architect, he designed the space. Some of the artists in his organization are quite successful. Phyllis Kind Gallery in New York carries their pieces. Since the artists Hiroyuki works with are self-taught and never received academic training, they belong to the genre called “Outsider Art.” Hiroyuki is visiting New York along with his staff to visit museums and have meetings with potential collaborators. Atelier Incurve is having their next exhibition at the Nariwa Museum in Okayama Prefecture. I asked Hiroyuki if there is anything that he is paying attention to these days. He immediately answered that he was looking forward to the World Baseball Classic, which takes place next March. Yes, he is a big baseball fan and obviously the name of his organization Incurve comes from baseball. Atelier Incurve will be also having an exhibition at Japan Society in summer 2011.