Thursday, March 24, 2011

Special concert at Nordstrom Hall & classes at Tateuchi Room


by aleks
• There will be a special concert on April 15th at Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall: audio-visual presentation of Asian immigration; Japanese Garden pictures will be shown as part of the presentation.


NW Sinfonietta presents  Pictures and Exhibition
A unique multi-media presentation in collaboration with Seattle Asian Community
Friday, April 15, 7:30 pm
Nordstrom Hall at Benaroya Hall Seattle
Debussy's Prélude à l'aprés-midi d'un faune
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue - Joel Fan, pianist
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged by Julian Yu
Christophe Chagnard, conductor
Andrea Nakano, host

Tickets: $19-$29, nwsinfonietta.org - 866.833.4747

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New Arts Programs to be held at the Japanese Garden! Registration is now open for several arts programs at the Seattle Japanese Garden.  All classes will be held in the Tateuchi Community Room and will begin in April.  These programs are offered through Seattle Parks and Recreation Lifelong Recreation and the Seattle Japanese Garden.  A brief description of each class follows.  For more information on these programs, or to register, call Cheryl Brown at 386-9106.

Introduction to Ikebana   $15
One of four different ‘ikebana’ styles will be taught in each of these classes, each running from 10 - 12 :
Senke Seishin School - Wednesday, April 20, #69484
Ikenobo School - Wednesday, April 27, #69931
Sogetsu School - Saturday, April 23, #69485
Ohara School - Saturday, April 30, #69932

Japanese Calligraphy $55
Taught by Midori Kono Thiel.  Learn basic calligraphy strokes using nature oriented characters drawing inspiration from the garden.
Thursdays, April 7 – 28 12:30 – 2:30 pm        #69486

Sumi-e Painting $55
Taught by Midori Kono Thiel.  Traditional Japanese painting done with black ink and a soft brush focusing on the nature around us as inspiration.
Thursdays, April 7 – 28 10:00 am – 12 noon        #69474

Block Printing Workshop $55
Taught by Susan Waite.  Create prints of flora inspired by the botanica in the garden.
Tuesdays, May 3 – 24 10:30 – 12:30        #69487

Watercolor $70
Instructor Jan Morris.  Explore the beauty of the garden in watercolor focusing on trees, leaves and bark in the garden.
Wednesdays, May 4 – June 8 3:00 – 5:00 pm #69479

Introduction to Haiku $35
Taught by Michael Dylan Welch.  Explore the myths and realities of Haiku poetry, including techniques such as kigo (season words), kireji (cutting words), shasei (objectivity), and more.
Mondays, April 11 – 25 6 – 7 pm                           #70367
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Seattle Parks and Recreation class listing here  (they sometimes appear mixed with other classes - you may have to click 'Return to Activity Search', then choose 'Japanese Garden' location to isolate classes in Tateuchi Room - that  page doesn't seem to be designed to stand alone for  link from here).
I'll post links to these projects under 'Garden Events' soon... aleks

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