“Home Away From Home XVII : Art and Haiku” Exhibition

Tenri Cultural Institute

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Tama Art University Alumni Association’s NY Club has been holding annual exhibitions since 2004. The theme this year for our Home Away From Home XVII Exhibition (HAFH XVII) is Art and Haiku. Each of the 20 participants will display haiku informed by their own art work. The works include oil paintings, Japanese-style paintings, water colors, dyed fabrics, prints and ceramics.

This year, we’d like to ask those who attend the exhibition or see it online to participate in the creative process. We hope that the individual works in the exhibition inspired you to compose your own haiku. A submission box will be available in the gallery. Haiku can also be submitted online. Haiku updates will be made to our website and Facebook until September 30th.

This is our 17th annual Home Away From Home Exhibition. We left our homes in Japan to make our homes here. We remain conscious of our identities while making efforts to break through our own artistic confines here in New York, the center of the art world.

This year, we feature Tomoko Tachibana, our fellow alumna, in her solo exhibition. At the University, she majored in Japanese-style painting. She switched her medium to oil painting and over the years has held solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Tokyo. After turning 50, she became a middle school art teacher and was beloved for encouraging her students to express themselves freer through her unique methods. At the age of 80, her classmates announced that they would no longer exhibit their work. Tomoko took that as a sign to move to the U.S. and absorbs herself in painting every day.



from September 22, 2021 to October 05, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-09-24 from 18:00 to 20:00

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