Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Junko Yamada Art Exhibition: Rice Paper "Harie" Collage

レセプション:4/12 午後3時より
開催期間: 4/1 () - 6/13 ()
会場NC ジャパンセンター
705 Barbour Drive, Raleigh

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NC Japan Center will hold an art exhibit from April 1 through June 13th.This exhibit will showcase  21 pieces of  art work created by Ms. Junko Yamada, an artist residing in New York City.You will have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Harie” collages depicting Japanese traditional culture and sceneries from sweet old Japan by using a variety of paper. A reception with Ms. Yamada will be held between 3pm and 5pm on Saturday, April 12th.Everyone is invited, free of charge. 

Reception: Sat. April 12 3-5pm (Free and Open the public)
Work shop: 2:30pm, Presentation:3:30pm
Exhibition Date: April 1 –June 13, 2014
(Open by appointment Monday – Friday 9am-5pm)
Presented by NC Japan Center
Location: NC Japan Center
705 Barbour Drive Raleigh, NC 27603

Junko Yamada Biography

By applying modern subject matter and vibrant colors to a traditional Japanese art form, Junko Yamada creates truly unique works of art on rice paper. Her collages compose with thousands of pieces of fine paper in the tradition of “Harie”, a style of art that dates back several centuries in Japan.

Born in Kyoto, Japan, Junko grew up along the pacific coast outside of Kyoto where she was impressed and influenced by spectacular scenery. Her academic training includes the Art Institute of Boston in the late 1980’s and the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia throughout the 1990’s.

Now having come full circle, her Japanese origin is reflected in her American training just as the natural beauty of the Japanese seashore is reflected in her choice of color and style.  Junko Yamada hopes that, like the ocean and mountains of her youth, her work instills a sense of tranquility and inner peace, a visual escape from everyday life.

Junko was selected as a final artist of 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

In 2011, Junko Yamada’s piece titled “Vegetable Garden” won the Gold Medal for Collage and Mix Media at the Salmagundi Gallery Exhibition in NYC.