The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art Announces Japanese-Inspired Summer Exhibitions
MIDLAND, Mich., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art at Midland Center for the Arts presents five new exhibitions: "Forging the New Japan: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Collection of Sheldon and Heather Siegel," "Poetry in Print: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Collection of the Saginaw Art Museum," "Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art," "Forming: The Synergy Between Basketry and Sculpture," and "Layered: Carolyn Swift Works on Paper." All are on display in the Museum's 4th floor galleries. For exhibition dates and hours, visit www.mcfta.org.
Forging the New Japan: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Collection of Sheldon and Heather Siegel
This is a stunning exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints from the collection of Sheldon and Heather Siegel of West Bloomfield, MI. The prints from the Meiji Period (1868 1912) represent the historical topics of the turbulent times in Japan at the turn of the 20th century.
Poetry in Print: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Collection of the Saginaw Art Museum
In the spirit of collaboration, the AB Dow Museum features a special selection of colorful woodblock prints depicting a range of themes including birds, animals, domestic scenes and landscapes that display how European impressionism influenced Japanese artists (c.1830 1850).
Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art
Modern Twist explores the evocative sculptural power of contemporary bamboo art. Bamboo is a cornerstone of the Japanese culture. Seventeen artists and 38 works in the exhibition demonstrate that in the hands of master bamboo artists, a simple grass is transformed into an art. Sponsored locally by MEGlobal Americas, Inc.
Forming: The Synergy Between Basketry and Sculpture
A selection of artists from across America inquisitively open our eyes to new alternatives in basketry and fiber-based sculptural form. The craftsmanship is superb, the creative and technical finesse is complex while the vision is beyond today yet with inspiration from long-revered fiber traditions.
Layered: Carolyn Swift Works on Paper
Carolyn Swift was recipient of the Solo Exhibition Award at the 52nd Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition in 2013. Her work in printmaking and collage resonate in large scale images of power and intrigue.
SOURCE Midland Center for the Arts