Time: April 8, 2011 at 12pm to May 1, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Portland Japanese Garden
Street: 611 SW Kingston Avenue
City/Town: Portland, OR 97205
Website or Map: http://japanesegarden.com/eve…
Event Type: art, exhibition
Organized By: Mary Keith Agnew
Latest Activity: Mar 4, 2011
Art in the Garden Spring 2011: Come Back Koi!
The second exhibition in the Living in Harmony with Nature series for 2011 celebrates koi as a vital part of the Garden’s ecology. It is the colorful koi that bring the ponds to life and have always held a special place in the hearts of Garden visitors. Featuring the delicately beautiful woodblock prints of Tokyo artist Kunio Kaneko, this exhibition also displays an array of hand painted Edo and Meiji period koi-nobori wind socks and giant nobori-bata banners from the private collection of Mr. Naoteru Hayashi of Yoshitoku Doll Company, a 300-year-old doll shop in Tokyo. Demonstrations of woodblock printing by Mr. Kaneko highlight this Art in the Garden exhibition. The exhibition honors the koi lost in the winter storm of 2008, and celebrates the anticipated arrival of new koi to the Garden on Children’s Day, May 7.
Free with Garden admission