Friday, September 27, 2013

Of interest in SAAM

by aleks
I haven't seen it yet, but plan to do so, and hope so are YOU :)

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Poem Scroll with Deer (detail), 1610s, painting by Tawaraya Sotatsu

A Fuller View of China, Japan and Korea 
August 10, 2013–April 13, 2014
SAAM Foster Galleries

Dr. Richard Fuller’s 40 years as the museum’s founding director are the bedrock of its history, and his passion for art resonates with collectors of his time and beyond. In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, this installation shows how Dr. Fuller, his family and friends, and several more recent Seattle collectors, built SAM’s celebrated Asian art collections. Featuring some of SAM’s best-loved works such as the Poem Scroll with Deer, the installation showcases the incredible quality and diversity that make SAM’s Asian art collection one of the finest in the country. The selected Chinese paintings and calligraphy also celebrate the launch of an innovative online scholarly catalogue, a multi-year project sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Foundation.
–Xiaojin Wu, Associate Curator for Japanese and Korean Art
I think my favorite poem scroll with deer (17th century) is on view, again! YAY!

SJG • 9/23/13 - Cotoneaster hybrid in area N, bearing fall fruits

Thursday, September 19, 2013

3 films coming to TCR + butoh dance announcement

Harvest moon over Seattle - 9/17/13

by aleks

The film non-committe (Shizue P., Joan K., Dewey W. and aleks) wants everyone to know about the great program  they have put together for you:  the fall film series for all garden volunteers and their friends (if you are NOT a volunteer and want to come, please show up and befriend me for a day, my pleasure). Please mark your calendars for these films:

•   opens with 'My neighbor Totoro' 1998, 1 pm Thursday, September 26, Tateuchi Room - a highly popular animated movie about the adventures of two sisters and magical creatures called Totoro.  Join us to watch this delightful film and discuss it afterward with refreshments.

'Dream Window', 1992 - 1 pm Thursday, October 24

'Hula Girls', 2006 - 1 pm Thursday, November 14

Also, while reviewing the many films before we chose the ones above, Joan K. put this FILM BANK feature for you - suggestions from all members of film non-commitee; it is residing on google docs here - check it out!

Harvest moon over Seattle - 9/17/13

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BUTOH dancing:

The Engendering Project: Casting Shadows
Butoh artist Joan Laage (one of our guides!) with Kaoru Okumura (video/photography) and Jackie An (music) - October 4 & 5, 2013, 8 pm  Ticket Prices: $12/$15

Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave, Seattle WA 98122

Directed by Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh), The Engendering Project: Casting Shadows emerged out of investigating how gender fluidity and transformation have continued to shape the artist’s work over the past two decades. Joan’s collaborators are Kaoru Okumura (video and photography) and an electric string trio directed by Jackie An with Doris Bartha and Emily Price. The Engendering Project is supported in part by the CityArtist Projects 2013, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

The Engendering Project: Ever Betweening
Velocity’s SPEAKEASY Series

October 6, 2013   5-6:30pm Donation

Join director/performer Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh), her project collaborators Kaoru Okumura and Jackie An, and invited guests Michelle Miller, Douglas Ridings, and Tanja Woloshen who recently wrote a thesis on queer identities and butoh (Canada) in a roundtable discussion hosted by Velocity’s Tonya Lockyer focused on gender fluidity and transformation in performance.

Harvest moon over Seattle - 9/19/13