Friday, November 30, 2012

Upcoming... The Bomb Shelter Show

My drawings are included in this show.
This is an eclectic salon style show with many local artists.

The Bomb Shelter Show
Date: For a month from Nov. 30th, 2012
Opening Reception: Nov. 30th, 7:00pm - 12:00am
Place: R Coffeehouse, 1144 N. Bitting, Wichita, KS

The opening reception will be streaming live online.
Artist interviews, music, and artworks will be seen.  The streaming will start at 7:00pm.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

B & A + C 2012 Show in Yokohama, Japan

     I just received the photos of the show in Yokohama, Japan. I am going to post these photos here with their permission.  I am so grateful to be able to participate in this show!  Big thanks to Rev. Machida, the representative from B & A Ministries, and many people who were involved with the show.  

  'Sojourning #12' exhibited at the show  (photo: B & A Ministries)

   The members and the artists at the show (photo: B & A Ministries)

     About 70 postcards with printed images of my paintings for sale were sold out.  The profits will be used to support the recovery efforts from the Great East Japan Earthquake.  These efforts include the project of mural painting for St. Timothy Kindergarten in Iwaki-city, Fukushima.  The members of B & A Ministries volunteered for this project this summer to cheer up the children in the area who were affected by concerns for radioactive contamination as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.  It was a blessing for me to be a small part of these efforts through my art even though I am many miles away.  My prayer is that people in this area are protected and the day will come that they will fully have their lives back.

 横浜での展示会の写真を受け取りました。許可を得て、写真をこちらで掲載させていただきます。このように今回の展示会に参加できて、感謝でした。B & A ミニストリーズ代表の町田先生はじめ、お働きに携わった多くの方々に感謝します。

 販売用として置かせて頂いた私の絵を印刷した約70枚のポストカードは完売したそうです。収益金は東日本大震災の復興支援として用いられます。この支援の一環として、福島県いわき市の聖テモテ幼稚園の壁画プロジェクトがあります。福島第一原子力発電所の事故による、放射能汚染の心配のある地域の子供達を励ますために、この夏、B & A ミニストリーズのメンバーのアーティストの方達がこの壁画制作にボランティアで携わられました。私もアートを通して、このような支援にささやかながらも協力させて頂けたことを感謝しています。この地域の人達が守られ、日常の生活が戻ってくる日が一日も早く来ますように、お祈りします。