Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The City Girl Farm's 'When Feathers Come Together" A Global Chicken Collection Opening Reception

      The opening reception of The City Girl Farm's 'When Feathers Come Together' - A Global Chicken Collection - was a blast! Both of my chickens, Eiko and Minako, were there greeting many people with 10 other chickens all brilliantly dressed with their artistic feathers. Congratulations to The City Girl Farm for this over-a-year long incredible project! So thankful for all who worked on this project in many different ways!



I was the only artist who made it to the opening as other artists were overseas. I felt responsible to witness this show for them, too. My husband and I also enjoyed staying at the Crossroads Hotel and their hospitality, in the middle of the Kansas City's Crossroads Art District. Both of my chickens were sold within 10 minutes of being released.

@bl00mfelt ​​​​​​​


You can find out the story behind my chickens and the process of making here.

EXHIBITION @Crossroads Hotel Kansas City
April 22 - May 3rd 2022

Tuesday, April 26th / 6 pm​​​​​​​​

  シティガールファーム の「羽が集まる時 ―グローバルチキンコレクションー」のオープニングレセプションは大盛況でした。私のチキン、栄子と美名子も、他の10羽のチキンと一緒に、大勢の人たちにご挨拶していました。この一年越しのプロジェクトに様々な形で関わって下さった方々に、本当に感謝です。他のアーティストさんたちは皆さん海外在住なので、参加できたアーティストは私だけ。このショーを皆さんの分までしっかり見とどけなければ、と写真をいっぱい撮りました。カンザスシティのクロスローズアート地区にあるクロスローズホテルでの滞在、ホスピタリティを楽しむことができたのも感謝でした。
#whenfeatherscometogether #thecitygirlfarm #globalchickencollection #kansascity #シティガールファーム #羽が集まる時 #カンザスシティ

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The City Girl Farm's Show in Kansas City Opening Soon

     I'm excited and humbled to be included in this show with five other artists who are all masterful and incredible.  I love how the City Girl Farm brought us together from different parts of the world.  The opening reception is April 22 at Cross roads Hotel in Kansas City.  If you are in this area, hope you can check it out. 

The City Girl Farm
When Feathers Come Together’ ​​​​​​​​
A Global Chicken Collection​​​​​​​​
GERMANY • JAPAN • UK • USA​​​​​​​​
This special collection showcases the work of six fiber artists from around the world. We are honored to present this collaboration, expressing the joy and inspiration we experienced in coming together with these remarkable women. ​​​​​​​​
P L E A S E J O I N U S !​​​​​​​​
April 22nd - May 3rd, 2022​​​​​​​​
Friday, April 22nd / 5-7 pm​​​​​​​​
Tuesday, April 26th / 6 pm​​​​​​​​
2102 Central Street​​​​​​​​
Kansas City, MO 64108​​​​​​​​
@bl00mfelt ​​​​​​​

A R T I S T S 
CHIYOKO MYOSE | Japan/United States​​​​​​​​
We had the pleasure of collaborating with Chiyoko in person at our studio as she lives (relatively) close in Wichita, Kansas. We were touched by her intentionality in combining traditional kimono fabric with our felted fiber, creating chickens that artfully express the cultural hybridity she experiences every day as a Japanese American woman. Learning more about this traditional style of dress was fascinating. Thank you for sharing this experience with us, Chiyoko. - Sally ​​​​​​​​
Chiyoko Myose is originally from Japan, and now lives and works in Wichita, Kansas. She holds a BA in English Literature from Doshisha Women’s College in Kyoto, Japan, and a BFA in painting from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. Her works are primarily painting and installation arts. For her installation arts, she often uses fiber materials and found objects.

Photo Credit: The City Girl Farm 

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Pinning Day at The City Girl Farm

     I finished making the elements for the collaboration with sculpture/furniture artists/artisans in Kansas City.  I went to the studio of The City Girl Farm for the pinning process the other day!  

     Sally, Carly and I worked together to pin my kimono and obi 'feathers' onto their chicken footstool armatures.  Their feathers and red combs are going to be added later.  To me, this mixture represents cultural hybridity which I face in every day life. Can't wait to see the finished work!   These chickens are going to be in their show called "When Feathers Come Together: A Global Chicken Collections" in April with five other artists living in various parts of the world.  


1807 W 45th St., Kansas City, MO, 64111

Sunday, February 6, 2022

KMUW's Video- Chiyoko Myose Selected Installations, Collaborations, and Solo Show - is now on YouTube

     I am so grateful for the incredible year as the featured artist for the KMUW (Wichita's NPR) 2021 Artist Series!  Their 2021 events have ended and now the video that they made for the show is available to watch on YouTube.  You can see my selected installations, collaborations and solo exhibitions over the last 10 years all at once.  Hope you will check it out.

 2021年度KMUW (ウィチタ市の米国公共ラジオ局)のアーティストシリーズのアーティストに選んで頂いたこの一年、色々と経験させていただけて本当に感謝でした。ショーのためにKMUWが制作して下さったビデオがYoutubeでもご覧になれるようになりました。過去10年間の私の主なインスタレーション作品、コラボレーション、個展風景などが一気に観られるようになっています。どうぞお楽しみ下さい。

Chiyoko Myose -Selected Installations, Collaborations, and Solo Exhibitions Video created by Karlee Cooper. 

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Collaboration with Furniture Artists/Artisans

    I have done several collaborations with other forms of art such as classical music, contemporary dance, short film, and even with engineering. Right now, I'm working on a collaboration with sculpture/furniture artists/artisans in Kansas City area.  This is going to be in a group show in Kansas City in spring.  I'm using vintage kimono fabrics and obi fabrics.  This particular obi fabric is ca.1930 according to the seller of it.  Fun! 



Saturday, January 15, 2022

Final Two Weeks at KMUW - Thank You!

Only a couple of weeks left for my show at KMUW! Thank you so much to KMUW for giving me this opportunity to showcase my work for so long! I am so grateful to those of you who visited the show in this difficult time and who gave wonderful new home for my work. For the final two weeks, I put some special discounts on some works for those of you who enjoy owning original art. I hope you can check it out but please be sure to stay safe. If you have some questions, please send me a PM!


The video presentation of my installation has been running continuously for these past five months. インスタレーション作品のビデオはこの五か月間、ずっと流して頂けました。

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
KMUW 121 N. Mead, Ste. 200 Wichita, KS (2nd floor)
Through January 31st.

Monday, November 15, 2021

KMUW Interview on "The Range"

     I was interviewed about my exhibit that has been going on at KMUW currently.  It was aired on the radio the other day and you can listen to it now on their website.  It is in the Range section, November 5, 2021.  The link is here:  KMUW Interview featured in the Range  Thank you, Torin Anderson for making this nice interview. 

     My work resonate in the space...  I like the word "resonate".

Painting "Sojourning #27"
Photo Credit: Torin Anderson

Chiyoko Myose KMUW Exhibit 

Open through January 2022,  Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 6:00 pm   

121 N. Mead, Ste. 200 Wichita, KS (2nd floor)