Friday, March 20, 2020

Show in Japan is Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

     I was expecting to hold a solo exhibition in Asuka, Nara, Japan this April, but this trip highly likely will be cancelled due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19.  I am profoundly disappointed and regret that I had to cancel the show.  It was a difficult decision because I was really looking forward to exhibit my work in the traditional Japanese Machiya-style gallery in Asuka, the ancient capital of Japan.  I hope I will have another chance like this in the future.

 今年の4月、奈良、明日香村での個展を予定しておりましたが、新型コロナウィルス感染症の拡大防止のため、私の渡航も難しくなってきました。大変残念ながら、今回の個展は中止せざるを得なくなりました。日本のいにしえの都、飛鳥を訪れ、伝統的な町家風のユニークな画廊での展示をとても楽しみにしていましたので、大変難しい決断でした。いつかまたこのような機会が訪れることを願ってやみません。




Garo Asuka, Asuka, Nara, Japan
画廊飛鳥、奈良県高市郡明日香村大字平田260
Dates: April 15 - April 17, 1 pm - 6 pm, 2020
Cancelled -- 残念ながら、中止になりました。
本当に次回の機会がありますことを願っております。ウェブサイトはこちらです。

Friday, March 6, 2020

Artist Talk at Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity

      At Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity, I was given an opportunity to do an artist talk.  I had been very nervous about speaking in front of the huge projector screen, but I have to tell you, I really like PowerPoint!


     I talked a little about myself, and shared 11 works and the stories behind them.  I realized I have quite a volume of works under a consistent theme.





    Many good questions were asked.  It was fun!  Gallery directors and curators, if you are interested in giving me more opportunities to do such artist talks and exhibit my works, please contact me through my website! Chiyoko Myose Website

Tulsa Community College, McKeon Center for Creativity, Tulsa, OK
910 Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74119
Dates: March 2, 2020 - March 27, 2020
Opening Reception: March 3, 2020 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Artist Talk: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Workshop: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Admission is free.
Registration is required for the workshop.
If you join the workshop, please bring an unopened 2-liter bottle!

For more information, click the TCC event pages:
Reception & Art Workshop with Chiyoko Myose
Chiyoko Myose Installation Exhibit

Here is the link to a Discover C4C Podcast Interview: Discover C4C

Dean of Center for Creativity introduces the event on Good Day Tulsa:  Guest Artist Chiyoko Myose Reception & Art Workshop on Good Day Tulsa

Good Day Tulsa

My Guest Artist Visit to Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity was introduced by Dean of Center for Creativity on Good Day Tulsa.    Good Day Tulsa is Channel 8 in Tulsa.  Here is the Link:

Guest Artist Chiyoko Myose Reception & Art Workshop on Good Day Tulsa


Guest Artist Exhibition at Tulsa Community College Center For Creativity

     For the show at Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity, I arrived in Tulsa a couple of days before.  The weather was gorgeous.  I took some pictures of TCC's McKeon Center for Creativity, the home of my work for the month of March.

   




     

     The installation went very well thanks to two people's help.  The standing tables were very helpful for me.



     The works started to appear in front of the outside background with some running vehicles.   They are looking  nice from the outside, too.



Here are some images of the finished works.









     "LOVE" letters that were added in Chiba, Japan appeared nicely this time.  At some exhibitions they do, and at some other time, they don't.  It just depends on how I hang the piece.  



     The students from the class that I visited for a lecture were the first people who added new pieces of thread to my work in the city of Tulsa.  


     The paintings are here, too!  My paintings are available to purchase.  If you are interested in purchasing them, please contact me through my website Chiyoko Myose Website or just email me at cmyose@hotmail.com




Tulsa Community College, McKeon Center for Creativity, Tulsa, OK
910 Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74119
Dates: March 2, 2020 - March 27, 2020
Opening Reception: March 3, 2020 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Artist Talk: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Workshop: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Admission is free.
Registration is required for the workshop.
If you join the workshop, please bring an unopened 2-liter bottle!

For more information, click the TCC event pages:
Reception & Art Workshop with Chiyoko Myose
Chiyoko Myose Installation Exhibit

Here is the link to a Discover C4C Podcast Interview: Discover C4C

Dean of Center for Creativity introduces the Guest Artist Events on Good Day Tulsa:   Guest Artist Chiyoko Myose Reception & Art Workshop on Good Day Tulsa

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Revisiting Previous Works -- Tumbled, Dried, and Softened (2013)

     This installation is called "Tumbled, Dried, and Softened."   It was first exhibited at Mid-America Fine Arts Gallery, Wichita, KS, as a part of the WSU Sculpture Guild Show in 2013.    I collected about 1,500 sheets of used dryer sheets and hand sewed them together.




For more images and the artist statement visit this page on my website:  Tumbled, Dried, and Softened on Chiyoko's Website

Guest artist events at Tulsa Community College:

Tulsa Community College, McKeon Center for Creativity, Tulsa, OK
910 Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74119
Dates: March 2, 2020 - March 27, 2020
Opening Reception: March 3, 2020 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Artist Talk: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Workshop: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Admission is free.
Registration is required for the workshop.
If you join the workshop, please bring an unopened 2-liter bottle!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Revisting the Previous Works -- White Bird Parabola (2012)

     Continued from the last post --  I've been revisiting my previous works to prepare for a Powerpoint presentation for the Tulsa Community College guest artist talk.

    This work is called "White Bird Parabola." I made it in 2012 and it was exhibited in a WSU Sculpture Guild Show at Diver Studio, Wichita, KS.  Each feather ball was suspended by thread from the top. 

Photo Credit: Nam Le

Photo Credit: Nam Le




For more images and the artist statement, please visit my website : White Bird Parabola on Chiyoko's Website


Guest artist events at Tulsa Community College:

Tulsa Community College, McKeon Center for Creativity, Tulsa, OK
910 Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74119
Dates: March 2, 2020 - March 27, 2020
Opening Reception: March 3, 2020 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Artist Talk: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Workshop: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Admission is free.
Registration is required for the workshop.
If you join the workshop, please bring an unopened 2-liter bottle!

For more information, click the TCC event pages:
Reception & Art Workshop with Chiyoko Myose
Chiyoko Myose Installation Exhibit

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Revisiting the Previous Works -- Snow Ball Tower (2013)

     To prepare a Powerpoint presentation for the artist talk at Tulsa Community College Center 4 Creativity, I'm re-visiting my old photos and videos of my works.  I am going to share them here, too.

Snow Ball Tower (2013)

     In the winter 2013, we had a lot of snow in Wichita.  My kids and I started making a snowman, but instead, we ended up with this snow ball tower.


     That night, the tower touched the moon...!



     Next morning, it fell down unfortunately, but I made more towers after that.  



     Then we had another round of snow...


     Nest morning, it looked like this.


     The fresh snow covered all the footprints of mine.  


     Some animals' footsteps in the fresh snow proved the presence of early risers.  


     I found that stacking multiple snow balls in cold weather was just a tedious and tiresome job.  However, during the process, I encountered things from nature that were alive and interacting with the towers, which made me discover the beauty of this process-oriented ephemeral land art.

Tulsa Community College, McKeon Center for Creativity, Tulsa, OK
910 Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74119
Dates: March 2, 2020 - March 27, 2020
Opening Reception: March 3, 2020 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Artist Talk: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Workshop: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Admission is free.
Registration is required for the workshop.
If you join the workshop, please bring an unopened 2-liter bottle!

For more information, click the TCC event pages:
Reception & Art Workshop with Chiyoko Myose
Chiyoko Myose Installation Exhibit