August 13, 2020
Note: This event is online only. A link to the livestream will be posted on the Museum’s home page at 5pm.
“Join AMSET curator Mariah Rockefeller for a virtual conversation via Facebook Live with artist Kana Harada, whose exhibition Celestial Garden is currently on view at AMSET. Mariah and Kana will be joined by Patrick Kelly, Executive Director and Curator of Exhibitions at The Old Jail Art Center in Albany, TX. Their conversation will stream live on Facebook @ 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
Harada’s exhibition features paintings and sculptures by the Dallas-based artist who works with hand-cut foam sheets, along with watercolor, paper, and natural materials to create pieces that embody a wish for peace, a love for humanity, mother earth, and the universe. Celestial Garden includes a site-specific installation, suspended sculptures, and two-dimensional cut paper and watercolor paintings.
Harada studied graphic design, Japanese fine art, and drawing at Ochanomizu School of Fine Arts in Tokyo, Japan. Harada is the recipient of the Beth Lea and John L. Clardy Memorial Award at 23rd Annual Exhibition, Art in The Metroplex at Texas Christian University. She has had both national and international solo and group exhibitions and her work is featured in several print and online publications and reviews, including Vitamin D Magazine, Glasstire, Star Telegram, Houston Press, among others. Her work is included in the collections of Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, Texas, and the Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas.
**The link to the live stream will be posted on the Art Museum of Southeast Texas home page as well as the event page as soon as we begin at 5:00!
Be sure to watch the virtual tour of the exhibition before our chat!”
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