Art: Gail Robertson. Photo: Jeremy Thornton
THE BEAUTY OF IMPERFECTION
10th Annual Wabi Sabi Exhibition
June 4 –27, 2013
juried by Miwako Nishizawa
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
Artists’ Roundtable Dialogue: Tuesday, June 4, 4 – 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., O’Hanlon Center for the Arts will present an Open House and Reception for June’s show “The Beauty of Imperfection: OHCA’s 10th Annual Wabi Sabi Show,” a mixed-media group exhibit.
The show runs through June 27, 2013 and will be juried by Miwako Nishizawa, Japanese woodblock print artist.
Also on June 4 from 4 to 6 p.m., the Center will host a Roundtable for the Arts dialogue, where artists whose work is in the Wabi-Sabi show will discuss issues relating to their creative processes.
What is “Wabi Sabi?” Wabi Sabi is based on a Japanese aesthetic and is the beauty of things impermanent, imperfect, and incomplete. It honors the simple, the rustic, the unpretentious, the modest, and even the decayed. A quote from Leonard Cohen’s song “Anthem” describes the feel of the subject:
Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering
There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
This group show will be the 10th year OHCA has explored the Wabi Sabi theme and the Center will host related programs during the month of June. The opening show on June 4 is part of the Mill Valley Art Commission’s monthly Gallery Walk, First Tuesday.
The event is free of charge and open to all ages. Artwork on display is available for purchase. Sales support local artists and the O’Hanlon Center non-profit. Signed copies of Leonard Koren’s book, “Wabi Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers” will also be available for sale.
Photo: Joan Sadler.
Also on Exhibit:
RUTH GENDLER: “Seekers and Dreamers”
Artist, writer, and teacher J. Ruth Gendler is committed to the transformational potential of the arts. Her experience with the rhythms of creativity is evidenced by a diverse background in art, writing, publishing, teaching, and lecturing. Her first published piece (when she was 8) described how she wanted to go to the Louvre and see the paintings. This was followed the next year by three poems about color. She has been interested in the intersection of art and writing, language and vision ever since then. See Ruth’s newest drawings, paintings, and prints in her exhibit, Seekers and Dreamers. The Loft Gallery is adjacent to the O’Hanlon Gallery on the Center grounds.
O’Hanlon Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues. through Sat., or by appt.