Six WVA artists were recently invited to exhibit and reunite with 4 Japanese artists
“DISTANT IN GEOGRAPHY, CLOSE IN MIND” - BUMPODO GALLERY, JAPAN
Katherine Rosing, Pat Filzen and Rita Yanny at the reception in front of Katherine’s paintings.
“Distant in Geography, Close in Mind” celebrates more than 10 years of exchange visits between artists in Japan and Wisconsin. Curator, Kazuyuki Terada states, “not only have we learned about cultural differences between our two countries, but also the differences of artistic sensitivity and the status of artists in our two societies.”
￼￼Among the works in this exhibit were hand- painted woodcut prints by Bonnie de Arteaga and altered and handmade books by Tori Tasch.
WVA artists were met at the airport by Kenji Kato and Couzi Ohsono. They were then shuttled to the NIWA hotel for two days of relaxation, a welcoming dinner and the opening reception at the Bumpodo gallery. The itinerary included home stays in Saitama and day trips to Nagano and Kamakura, plus a farewell party and studio visits to Kazuyuki and Shizue’s
and Kenji’s studio. The artists would like to thank everyone who supported the exchange exhibition and to the Bumpodo Gallery for providing a wonderful venue.