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PERFORMANCE: New York State Puppet Festival / Perry, NY & Buffalo, NY

06/20/2018 - 06/23/2018

The New York State Puppet Festival is a festival showcasing performances of nationally and internationally-recognized puppet artists, curated exhibitions of puppet arts, as well as educational programming offered by these artists. Koryu Nishickawa V, who is the fifth-generation headmaster of Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo, will present traditional performances and workshops in Kuruma Ningyo style. This festival is supported through the JFNY Grant for the Arts and Culture.

The festival takes place from June 14 to June 24, 2018 in Perry, NY and Buffalo, NY. For details, please visit the festival's website

Koryu Nishickawa V's performance takes place on June 21 - June 23, 6pm at Theatre@37, 37 S. Main Street, Perry NY 14530. WorkShops with Koryu Nishickawa V on June 20, 6pm at Theater@37 (Perry, NY) & June 23, 2pm at Buffalo and Erie County Central Library (the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.


EXHIBITION: Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927) / New London, CT

06/16/2018 - 10/14/2018

Featuring over 50 Japanese color woodblock prints by artist Tsukioka Kogyo along with several masks, this exhibition explores the art of woodblock prints and the history, stories, and costumes of Japanese Noh theater at the turn of the 20th century. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

This exhibition is on view from June 16 through October 14 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320.

[Image: Image: Kumasaka (Kumasaka the Robber), 1897 from Nogaku Hyakuban (One Hundred Noh Dramas), woodblock print, 15 x 10 in. Collection of Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst.]

EXHIBITION: Objects of Use and Beauty: Design and Craft in Japanese Culinary Tools / Brockton, MA

06/02/2018 - 10/28/2018

This exhibition demonstrates the beauty of design and use in Japanese cooking and reveals the artistry of craftsmanship in such tools as knives, whisks, ceramic kama, and other important items. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from July 2 through October 28 at the Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

[Image: Chopstick Rests (Hashi-oki), Origami Crane (Orizuru), Photo Credit: Joanne Rathe Strohmeyer]

EXHIBITION: Silk Canvas -- Digital Effects, Craft Techniques / Lincoln NE

06/01/2018 - 06/30/2018

Chie Hitchner is a textile artist working in a variety of media including silk, linen and wool, using natural materials as dyes whenever possible. This exhibition will showcase examples of her work, which is a modern reinterpretation of Japanese weaving and dyeing techniques that are hundreds of years old. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from June 1 through June 30, 2018 at LUX Center for the Arts, 2601 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504. The First Friday reception will be held on June 1, 5 - 8pm.

EXHIBITION: Masayuki Koorida: Sculpture / Hamilton, NJ

05/06/2018 - 03/17/2019

This show is an extensive survey of work by Japanese artist Masayuki Koorida in his first major exhibition in the United States. It will include large scale works in granite and marble as well as small playful works in stainless steel and cast acrylic, and new drawings. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from May 6, 2018 through March 17, 2019 at Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619.

[Image: Masayuki Koorida, Light-Twin, 2014, stainless steel, 11.02 x 18.11 x 11.42 inches, Collection of the Artist]

EXHIBITION: Excavating the Future City: Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama / Minneapolis, MN

03/04/2018 - 07/22/2018

Naoya Hatekayama's photographic explorations have consistently traced the ways that human intervention alters nature and transforms it into the built environment. The artist's first thematic exhibition organized by a U.S. museum features approximately 90 works created over the last 30 years. This exhibition is supported through Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

The exhibition is on view from March 4 to July 22 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404.

[Image: 05/02/2011 - Takatachô-Morinomae, from Rikuzentakata, 2011. Chromogenic print
17.48 x 21.65 inch (print); 20 x 24 inch (paper). Minneapolis Institute of Art]

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