Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chiyoko Myose: Sojourning Video Created by [Uncovering Oklahoma]





     This video was created and shared by Uncovering Oklahoma from my solo exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary, "Sojourning."   It is very nicely made!  The commentary by Jennifer Scanlan, Curatorial and Exhibitions Director at Oklahoma Contemporary, is lovely, too.  Please check it out!




Thursday, June 14, 2018

Opening Reception "Sojourning" at Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City

     I had a really lovely time at the opening reception at Oklahoma Contemporary the other day!  It was so nice to meet many people in Oklahoma City.  



     The show looks beautiful.  Because of the L-shaped gallery space and the dark room at the hidden corner, the works reveal gradually as we walk though, which evokes excitement.  I like the reflections of the works on the newly waxed floor, too.  The Learning Gallery activities created by the gallery education team looks well-thought-out and makes me feel so honored.  I can't wait to see how the interactive pieces will look like at the end of the show.

A Thread X (Meets) A Thread

       I saw many families including little ones adding threads to my piece, "A Thread X A Thread."    










     I am going to post photos of other works and the Learning Gallery in the next couple of blogs.  

     Many other events are planned by the gallery.  Curator talks led by Oklahoma Contemporary Curatorial and Exhibition Director Jennifer Scanlan are planned for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 and Aug. 7.  Additional gallery talks are scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 12, June 19, June 26, July 17, July 24, and July 31.

     "Sojourning Threads," a chamber music piece in response to my four installations composed by Daniel Racer is going to be performed at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14.  I will be there for this music event.

     I am really thankful to the gallery and the people in Oklahoma City for supporting this show!
 
Here are some articles on the show that I found.
The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma City's daily newspaper
405 Magazine, Central Oklahoma's monthly city and lifestyle magazine
Territory OKC, Oklahoma City's City magazine

Sojourning
Place: Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK, 73107
(405)951-0003
Oklahoma Contemporary
Date: June 2, 2018 - August 11, 2018
Opening Reception: June 2, 2018, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Chamber Music Trio Recital:  July 14, 2018, 3:00 pm

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Solo Exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City

     I'm very excited to announce that I'm expecting a show at Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City this summer.  Here is the page for the description of the show.  Sojourning




     I'm showing four installations from my Sojourning Threads Series plus one new work.  Oklahoma Contemporary's education department is going to create an activity responding to my work for their Learning Gallery.  The recital for the chamber music piece "Sojourning Threads," the trio version based on my work by Daniel Racer, is scheduled in mid-July.  Please stop by if you're in this area.



Sojourning
Place: Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK, 73107
(405)951-0003
Oklahoma Contemporary
Date: June 2, 2018 - August 11, 2018
Opening Reception: June 2, 2018, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Chamber Music Trio Recital:  July 14, 2018, 3:00 pm

Monday, April 16, 2018

Friends University Sinfonietta Orchestra Spring Concert and the Premiere of "Pieces of Threads"


      Friends University Professor, Daniel Racer's "Pieces of Threads," the orchestra version based on his trio for oboe, viola, and double bass, "Sojourning Threads" was premiered on April 5th.  I am so thankful and humbled that my art work became an inspiration for a classical music piece.  The  images of my four installations were shown with the overhead slide.  I also did a little artist talk on my work and art and music collaboration.   I want to thank each member of Friends University Sinfonietta Orchestra, for performing the piece.  The recital was beautiful.  It became a very special once-in-a-lifetime moment for me.  





      My installation piece "A Thread X (Meets) A Thread" was installed right outside of the auditorium and more pieces of threads were added by the audience and the chamber orchestra members after the recital.  

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

“Sojourning Threads” Friends University Sinfonietta Concert

From my solo exhibition at CityArts,Wichita, KS  Photo by Dimitris Skliris

     The chamber music piece "Sojourning Threads" which was premiered at my solo exhibition last year, has been arranged to a chamber orchestra version by the composer Daniel Racer.  Its world premiere is going to happen on April 5th at Sebits Auditorium of Friends University.

     Friends University Sinfonietta Orchestra is going to perform this piece in their spring concert conducted by Kay Buskirk. 

     I’m going to talk about my installations briefly before their performance.   One of the installations, "A Thread X A Thread" is going to be installed right outside of the auditorium for only one night and will welcome the people to add threads. 

Friends University Sinfornietta Concert
Sebits Auditorium, Friends University
2100 W University Ave., Wichita, KS, 67213
Date:  April 5th, 2018 7:30pm
Admission is free, cookies afterwards

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sojourning Threads at Mid-America Arts Alliance in Kansas City

     I had a blast in Kansas City on the September First Friday!  Many threads were added to my piece.  I had several good conversations, too.  I am so thankful to Mid-America Arts Alliance, for inviting me to do this exhibit and for their generous support!










I like to see people taking photos of my work.

     I did not have much time to see the city this time, but at least I could see a little bit of the skyscrapers from the Baltimore Street in front of the gallery.







    
     After they closed the gallery, they opened all the front window screens for the people to see it from the outside.  It was pretty beautiful with the lighted space in the dark.  The height of the installations is about 16' this time, which is the highest orientation that I got for these two pieces so far. 


     I am thrilled to know that Alice Thorson, the editor of KC Studio Magazine and a well known Kansas City's art critic for many years, picked my show as one of the 15 events from many other art events that happened in Kansas City on this First Friday.  KC Studio Editor's Picks

     If you are in Kansas City area, this will be on display till September 20 by appointment.

Sojourning Threads
Place: Mid-America Arts Alliance
2018 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City MO, 64018
Date: August 16 - September 20, 2017
Open by appointment
(816)421-1388

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Remain in LIght

     This month, I had an opportunity to be involved in a group show in Wichita.   The title of the show was "Remain in Light.'    It was an immersive installation and performance art show using light as a medium organized by Meghan Miller and Hallie Linnebur.   The show was created by collaborative team efforts by eight artists.  The live music was provided by Golden Living Room. 








Photo: by Nam Le 











Remain in Light
August 25, 2017 9:00 - 12 am
Harvester Arts
215 N. Washington St., Wichita, Kansas 67202