Friday, July 30, 2010

Praise for Ryohei Tanaka

Lots to report today.  I was psyched that The Stranger's Jen Graves highlighted Ryohei Tanka's paper cuts on The Slog this week.  If you haven't seen the show in person yet, swing by the gallery next Thursday for the monthly First Thursday Gallery Walk, from 6 to 9 pm.  I am also putting up a good selection of matchbox labels, vintage postcards, black & white photos of Japan in the 1920s, old commercial goods and hotel luggage labels, and one cool Pro Wrestling poster, all part of Cullom Gallery's Third Annual Summer Ephemera Show, which will run only through Saturday, August 14.  The International District is also hosting JamFest this summer on every first Thursday of the month through September.  The music lineup and ticket info can be found here.

First Thursday Gallery Walk
August 5th, 6 - 9 pm
Cullom Gallery
603 S Main Street
Seattle, WA  98104

On View:
Cuttin' It Up: Paper Cuts by Ryohei Tanka
Third Annual Summer Ephemera Show
Both through Saturday, August 14, 2010


Monday, July 26, 2010

Ryohei Tanka Exhibit Online

It's up!  A selection of 36 of the nearly 70 amazing hand-folded and cut kirigami, featured in our current exhibit, Cuttin' It Up: Paper Cuts by Ryohei Tanaka continuing through August 14, 2010.  Stop by on the First Thursday in August, 8/5, for the monthly Gallery Walk, to also see our 3rd Annual Summer Ephemera Show, a short run from 8/5 - 8/14, so don't miss it!

Breath In Breath Out.
Praying Angry Man.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bon Odori in Seattle this Weekend

Bon Odori is a centuries old Japanese Buddhist festival, which celebrates and honors the lives of deceased family members and friends. Loved ones are remembered through folk dances performed to traditional and contemporary Japanese music around a central platform (middle of South Main Street at 12th Ave S).  Bon Odori offers many cultural exhibits such as Ikebana (flower arranging), mizuhiki (paper cord art), and demonstrations of judo, aikido and taiko.  Traditional Japanese foods such as teriyaki chicken bento (lunch box), niku domburi (beef & rice bowl), somen (cold wheat noodles in broth), kori (shaved ice) and many other delicious selections can be purchased. Beer & sake garden with live music by Deems Tsutakawa on Saturday evening and Emerald City Jazz Ensemble on Sunday evening.  Location: South Main Street at 12th Ave S.

Saturday, July 17, 2010
4 PM   Food booths, exhibits, cultural demonstrations open
5:30 PM Obon Service in the Temple
6 PM Dancing begins, Deems in the Beer Garden
10: PM  Dancing ends

Sunday, July 18, 2010
3:00 PM Food booths, exhibits, cultural demonstrations open
4:30 PM Obon Service in the Temple
5:00 PM Dancing begins, Emerald City Jazz Ensemble in the Beer Garden
8:00 PM Dancing ends