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When I was 9 or 11, and didn't know English well, I used to sing the Vapor’s song “Turning Japanese” riff as, “turning Japanese, ni ka ni ka, turning Japanese ni ka ni ka, thin-so”. Well, as funny as that is, the reason I am writing this newsletter is that I have two group shows coming up with Japanese connections.
Firstly, I am showing in downtown NYC, with the Japanese Artist Association at Tenri Gallery, 43 West 13th, btw 5th and 6th Avenues.
The reception is Friday, September 6, 6-8:30.
If you come early, you may get a piece of sushi roll.
Location: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
Date: September 3, 2013 (Tuesday) – September 16, 2013 (Monday)
Opening Reception: September 6, 2013 (Friday) 6pm – 8:30pm
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Next, I was invited to show several pieces at the New York Buddhist Church, Upper East Side/Columbia U area, as a part of their 75th Anniversary Event.
The Buddhist church of America is the one of oldest Buddhist organizations in the US dating back to late 19th century, originating from the Nishi Honganji Temple of Kyoto.
The New York temple opened its doors in 1938.
This is a weekend show that opens on each Saturday and Sunday 12- 3PM from September 7th to October 13th.
The reception is Friday, September 13th, 6:30-9.
Location: The New York Buddhist Church is located at 331-332 Riverside Drive between West 105 Street and West 106 Street, on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Show dates: Sept 7, 8,13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and Oct 5,6 12, 13
I am operating and generating new life, new life.
How's your summer so far!?
little update about what I have been doing...
I have been busy making a studio space at my apartment and it is done. Now I can work on pieces bigger than 32", which was the previous limitation. The new life had started. I used to call this new studio area "the room of the terror" and it was 98% stuffed from wall to wall, floor to ceiling, with things I own. Some of boxes were never examined since I moved to the Park Slope 6 years ago. I also closed a storage place I was renting for nearly 10 years, which had my own art fair booth there which I used once. So, now I own the most expensive plywoods of the world, and I intend to chop them up to build things to fit my new life. (Did I mention that I acquired a brand new Milwaukee 6394, heavy duty circular saw with electric brake?)
The piece with the green tree in the photo above is my very latest work. It will be reunited with this blue piece blow from some years ago. The owner requested a match to this winter scene, titled "The corner of the midnight dream."
This is the latest piece I created. It was a commissioned piece and will join another piece I made many years ago.
Documentation of the painting making process. The painting is 4" x 4", acrylic on canvas, This painting was inspired by my Summer trip to Izu peninsula in 2012, a country side, of Japan where I visited a few famous water falls.
In addition, I would like to mention that this piece is a part of the bigger sculptural piece in progress..The final piece contains 6 paintings in an aluminum attache case with build in lighting system.
I was accepted to the Element show at Annmarie center, Dowell, MD.
Show dates are June 7-August 18, 2013
If you plan to go to Summer trip to Chesapeake Bay, please stop by there!!
I want surprises! (Singing to my old website)
Your sweet nature, darling
Was too hard to swallow
I've got the solution
I'm leaving tomorrow
And now as I stand
And stare into your eyes
I see safety there--
I want surprises
What I really need to do
Is find a brand new loverMade a brand new website! Yes, I relunched my website!! I have been on internet since 1997, but my webpage was stucked on 2003 look for too long. Yes, TOOOO long. Well, how about this! I will be updateing my site, blog moew often!! And my current art blog, http://themonkeyinprogress.blogspot.com/ will be end there. Thank you for your past support!