Two New Exhibits: Renga Scrolls and Traditional Japanese Clothing

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Date(s) - 5/1/2018
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Blue Hill Public Library

Deer Isle artist Frederica Marshall will present two exhibits at the Blue Hill Public Library in May. In the Britton Gallery will be an exhibition of Renga Scrolls by Marshall herself along with local poets, members of the “Haiku Project;” and a display of traditional Japanese clothing in the Howard Room glass cases. The public is invited to a reception for the shows on Friday, May 18th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.

Renga are groups of haiku written about one theme. Frederica and her Haiku Project students organized haiku they had written into themes, and arranged them into longer poems that were then written onto scrolls with motifs painted in sumi ink by Marshall herself and her student Mike De Matteo. This exhibit will be in the Britton Gallery during May.

The display of traditional Japanese clothing includes an embroidered wedding kimono, shibori haori jackets, silk obi belts, brocade geta, and hairpins; all items collected by Frederica when she lived in Japan. This display will be in the Howard Room cases for the months of May through July.

Frederica grew up in Japan, and lived there for 28 years. She studied brush painting, Ikebana flower arranging, calligraphy, Bingata textile dying, pottery and language. She has exhibited her work in Japan and the US in more than 100 group shows and 28 solo shows. She is an artist, teacher and researcher. She has a BFA in Painting from Miami University in Ohio and an MA in Art Education from Michigan State University.
For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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