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Exhibition Opening: Art from the Garden

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
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Nov 15 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

Presented by theJapan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan



Join us for a special lecture with Marc Peter Keane as he discusses his artwork and how it relates to his work as a designer of Japanese gardens!

Landscape architect Marc Peter Keane's artworks are all, in one way or another, intersections with the garden. His artwork draws from the traditional culture of Japan, such as the way his ceramics are fired unglazed in a wood-fired kiln (anagama), and yet they are also unlike any traditional Japanese forms. He incorporates garden materials such as leaves and fine gravel into the works, and in part by incorporating design ideas from the garden, like the carefully balancing of wildness and control.

To open our final exhibition of the year, Mr. Keane will join us for a special lecture to discuss his work as a landscape architect specializing in Japanese gardens, how it has influenced his artwork, and the connection to nature that is the core of his work.



ABOUT THE ARTIST


Marc Peter Keane

Marc Peter Keane is a landscape architect, writer, and artist based in Ithaca, NY. Having lived and worked in Kyoto for nearly 20 years, Keanes work is heavily influenced by the aesthetics and culture of Japan.

As a landscape architect, Keane's work focuses on gardens. Like poetry, sculpture, and painting, Keane sees gardens as being both aesthetic and allegorical compositions. Over the past 15 years, he has designed and built numerous private gardens for individuals, companies, and temples ranging from a 115 square meter (1200 square foot) tea garden for Hidenin Temple in Kyoto, to a 2.4 hectare (6 acre) park, called Awanosato, for a private company in Tokushima. His land-art installation for the year 2000 Kyoto Arts Festival, called Omega Point, won the Grand Prize for that year and the recently built Tiger Glen Garden at the Johnson Museum of Art won the gold ADesign Award (Como, Italy).

As an artist, Keane creates works that are inspired by nature and based on the long history of Japanese arts and crafts. Keane has created a series of tray gardens he calls bontei that are reflections on the natural world. Using found materials he creates assemblages that distill the natural world in abstract sculptures. Keane also works in clay creating ceramic sculptures that use plant material as a substrate.



This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes.
Program begins at 6:30 PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.
No admission or re-entry will be permitted after doors close at 7:00PM or when seating is filled, whichever occurs first.
Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.




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Art from the Garden: Ceramics and Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane

Art from the Garden: Ceramics and Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane

Nov 27 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of JapanThe Japanese art of bontei, or tray gardens, is a micro-cosmos of the natural world made from the simplest of objects…
 
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Endorsed by Curators:
Art from the Garden: Ceramics and Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane

Art from the Garden: Ceramics and Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane

Nov 28 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of JapanThe Japanese art of bontei, or tray gardens, is a micro-cosmos of the natural world made from the simplest of objects…
 
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Endorsed by Curators:
Art from the Garden: Ceramics and Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane

Art from the Garden: Ceramics and Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane

Nov 29 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of JapanThe Japanese art of bontei, or tray gardens, is a micro-cosmos of the natural world made from the simplest of objects…