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Exhibition: Elements of Nature: Water / Dayton, OH

07/16/2016 - 10/16/2016

A 12-foot video projection of a waterfall by the Japanese interdisciplinary technology group, teamLab, will be on display at the Dayton Art Institute as part of the summer suite of exhibitions. Informed by the tradition of ancient Japanese Art, ukiyo-e woodblock prints, and contemporary forms of anime, the work demonstrates teamLab’s keen interest in the transcendental qualities of water and the combination of both two and three-dimensional space in digital form. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: teamLab, Universe of Water Particles, 2013, 5 channel digital work, Continuous Loop, No. 58607.EC2. Image courtesy the artist.]

Exhibition: Impressions of the Natural World: Japanese Prints from the Special Collection Division / Newark, NJ

04/18/2016 - 08/06/2016

The exhibit of woodblock prints and ehon (illustrated books) at the Newark Public Library will feature a selection of kachō-ga ("pictures of birds and flowers") by artists such as Hiroshige, Koson, Utamaro, Bairei, Yoshida, and many others. The show coincides with the celebrated Cherry Blossom Festival at Branch Brook Park and the 350th Anniversary of the City of Newark. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 21, from 6:00-7:30pm. These events are supported under the Institutional Project Support (IPS) -Small Program Grant.

[Image: Hoitsu Sakai, et al. Illustration from Flowers of the Four Seasons (Shiki no Hana), Volume 1 (Spring), 1908. Woodblock. Special Collections Division, The Newark Public Library.]

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