JET Program Alumni Association of the Southeast
Filtering by: Virginia

Nov
15
to Mar 29

Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints (Richmond, VA)

Water and ShadowNovember 15, 2014 - March 29, 2015
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220


This exhibition presents a visually compelling selection of Japanese woodblock prints - as well as paintings and didactic material - that explores the dynamic early work of Japanese landscape artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). Through the work of Hasui, the exhibition explores the themes of nostalgia and longing - the search for individual and national identity in Japan during the early Taisho period, an era of dizzying social and cultural change.

It presents the best work of one of Japan's modern masters, featuring high quality objects that are compelling visually, often rare, and broadly resonant. The core themes of this art - the exploration of the native landscape and the discovery of a new urban beauty in response to the anonymity of modern life - are as relevant to American audiences now as they were to Japan in the 1920s.

For more information please visit VMFA.

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Nov
15
to Mar 29

Miwako Nishizawa: Twelve Views of Virginia (Richmond, VA)

Miwako NishizawaNovember 15, 2014 - March 29, 2015
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220


Miwako Nishizawa is a California-based Japanese-American artist specializing in the traditional shin-hanga Japanese woodblock technique that revitalized the ukiyo-e tradition in early 20th century Japan. As part of their interest in the work of shin-hanga artist Kawase Hasui, collectors René and Carolyn Balcer commissioned Nishizawa to execute "Twelve Views of Virginia" in the shin-hanga style. This exhibition uses working drawings and artist proofs from the series to demonstrate the technique. These will be exhibited at the same time as a large exhibition of works by Hasui in the Evans Court Gallery.

For more information please visit VMFA.

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Nov
7
to Nov 9

Nekocon (Hampton, VA)



Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 9, 2014
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666


Nekocon is an annual three day anime convention. It is Virginia's oldest anime convention. The convention typically offers art shows, artist's alley, autograph sessions, card game tournaments, concerts, costume competition, dances, dealer's room, fashion show, karaoke contests, kimono/tea ceremony workshop, maid cafe, music video contest, panels, Q&A sessions, role playing, tabletop games, vendors, video game tournaments, video rooms, and workshops.

For more information please visit Nekocon.
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