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
My work on their site:
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