Friday, December 7, 2018

Opening Reception and Artist Talk Event for "Origami Cranes in Blue"

     I was so overwhelmed by the support and love of the people who came to the opening reception for my show "Origami Cranes in Blue" on Final Friday last week!  When I am thanked by people as they say they were encouraged by seeing my work, I feel so humbled and so happy!






      For those of you who may not have noticed that the piece had sound effect, here is a little video clip.  When it's quiet, you should be able to hear the sound of an ocean and cranes crying.  If not, there must be something wrong with the audio setting.  Please ask the gallery people about it.



     I was also given an opportunity to talk about the work at Art for Lunch artist talk event this week.  I really appreciated the many meaningful questions and comments from the audience.  Actually, it was my fourth art-related public speaking event this year.  I am glad I didn't faint at any of them!

Photo from Newman University Twitter Account





Origami Cranes in Blue
Place: Steckline Gallery, De Mattias Fine Art Center, Newman University, 3100 McCormick, Wichita, KS
(316)942-4291
Date: Nov. 30, 2018 - Dec. 21, 2018
Regular gallery hours: 9 - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday or by appointment

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Installing "Origami Cranes in Blue" in Steckline Gallery

I worked on installing my origami cranes in the Steckline Gallery of Newman University for the last three days.  My cranes are ready to meet you at the opening reception today from 5 -7 p.m.  I encourage you to wear clothes with white color in them!

Here are some photos of the process of installing the piece.










You're welcome to be inside the piece to experience it and take photos.  It is dark, so make sure that you hold your camera tight.  Feel free to post the photos on your SNS.  When you do that, please tag my name "chiyokomyose" and the title of the work "origamicranesinblue".   Thank you. 

Origami Cranes in Blue
Place: Steckline Gallery, De Mattias Fine Art Center, Newman University, 3100 McCormick, Wichita, KS
(316)942-4291
Date: Nov. 30, 2018 - Dec. 21, 2018
Opening reception: Nov. 30, 5 - 7 p.m.
Regular gallery hours: 9 - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday or by appointment
Art for Lunch: Dec. 4, 12 - 1 p.m.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Upcoming Show "Origami Cranes in Blue"

      "Origami Cranes in Blue" that I showed at Oklahoma Contemporary is going to be shown again.  This time is going to be in my city, Wichita, at Newman University Steckline Gallery.  Steckline Gallery is a beautiful gallery and a perfect sized space to show my origami cranes.  I hope you will be able to come and experience the piece.

Date: Nov. 30 - Dec. 21
Opening Reception: Nov. 30 (Fri.), 5 - 7:00pm
Artist Talk: Dec. 4 (Tue.), 12 - 1:00pm

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Photos from "Sojourning Threads" Performance at Oklahoma Contemporary

     I received professionally taken photos at the music event from Oklahoma Contemporary the other day.  At this event, the chamber music piece "Sojourning Threads" composed by Daniel Racer based on my four installations was performed.  The visitors were encouraged to walk around the space looking at the installations while listening to the music.  

Viola: Kay Buskirk
Oboe: Cindy Thomson
Double bass: Daniel Racer

Photos: Brandon Seekins, Courtesy Oklahoma Contemporary









     The show ended successfully with many visitors and tours.  Several events and summer camp activities happened inspired by my show.  Thank you again to Oklahoma Contemporary for choosing and hosting my show and to the people of Oklahoma City for visiting my show and contributing to my work by adding threads.  My piece has become even more meaningful.  

Photos:  Chiyoko Myose

 

      Here is how the wall piece in the Learning Gallery developed.

        



Sunday, August 5, 2018

Origami Cranes in Blue

     I am showing a new installation art piece, "Origami Cranes in Blue" in my show at Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City.

     "Origami cranes in Blue" symbolizes my hope for the future even in times of uncertainty.

     



     On the second Saturdays, the gallery hosts an event called, "Make + Take."   On August 11th, they will do origami inspired by my "Origami Cranes in Blue."  The event is free and is from 1:00 through 4:00 p. m.  Hope visitors will have fun!



    August 11th is also the closing day of my show.  Installations are not for sale, but the paintings are.  For inquiry of purchasing my paintings, please contact me directly though my website.


Sojourning
Place: Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK, 73107
(405)951-0003
Oklahoma Contemporary
Date: June 2, 2018 - August 11, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

"Sojourning threads" in Oklahoma City -- Music Event at Oklahoma Contemporary


     Last week, at Oklahoma Contemporary, "Sojourning Threads" composed by Daniel Racer was performed.  I'm so grateful that the musicians came all the way from Wichita, KS and Austin, TX.  So glad everything worked out well!  It was a very special and moving moment for me to be able to be immersed in the sound of music and the art that became the inspiration for the music.  Oboe: Cindy Thompson, Viola: Kay Buskirk, and Double Bass: Daniel Racer


Sojourning
Place: Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK, 73107
(405)951-0003
Oklahoma Contemporary
Date: June 2, 2018 - August 11, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Learning Gallery at Oklahoma Contemporary

One of the unique things about Oklahoma Contemporary is that they have a space called the "Learning Gallery."

This is a wall piece that they made in response to my show for the visitors to interact with.

The first photo shows the image at the beginning of the opening reception and the third photo shows the image after three hours.
Sojourning
Place: Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK, 73107
(405)951-0003
Oklahoma Contemporary
Date: June 2, 2018 - August 11, 2018
Chamber Music Trio Recital:  July 14, 2018, 3:00 pm

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."    Here are some beautiful faces that I found at the opening reception.









     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!

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 video projection.  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.