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Art Shows


Gardens of Ink

Gardens of Ink

An Invitational Exhibit of Contemporary
Chinese Brush Painting

Now - August 31, 2018
Ecke Building

An Invitational Exhibit of Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting by a select group of San Diego artists and curated by Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres, a scholar of contemporary and traditional Asian art.

Cost: Free with paid admission or membership.

Pushing The Boundaries Of Tradition in Asian Brush Painting

August 9, 2018. The "Gardens of Ink” exhibit at San Diego Botanic Garden presents a unique selection of contemporary ink paintings. Inspired by the evocative and emotive qualities of nature, “Gardens of Ink” is open in the Ecke Building from 9:00 - 5:00 daily through August 31, 2018. Open to the public (with admission to SDBG).

To push the boundaries of traditional Asian brush painting, Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres selected eleven San Diego-area brush artists. Beres, a scholar of contemporary and traditional Asian art asked the artists to select themes from the garden and freely go beyond literal representation to express deeper layers of meaning. She even encouraged us all to throw caution to the wind and create wild and spontaneous work with our bamboo brushes and ink.

Artists selected for this exhibit are:
Lisa Curry, Edna Harper, Rosemary KimBal, Portia La Touche, Marilyn Link, Stephanie Mast, Laura Pasternak, Julia Roth, Linda Schroeder, Joanne Sullivan, Joan Yin.

During the artists’ reception on Sunday, August 19, from 2:00 - 4:00, Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres will speak on the direction of contemporary Asian art. Painting demonstrations, and refreshments are included, and works are available for purchase. Mention you received an invitation to the reception for free entry to the Botanic Garden.

On Friday, August 24, from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m, distinguished guest speaker Dr. Philip Bloom from the Huntington Library will talk about the roles that painting, poetry, and calligraphy have played in the design of Chinese gardens. The lecture is free and open to the public in the Ecke Building. (Mention you received an invitation to the lecture for free entry.) Refreshments will be served, and there will be time to view the paintings and speak with Dr. Bloom. Dr. Phillip E. Bloom is the Curator of the Chinese Garden and Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Pasadena, CA.

Rosemary KimBal 760/ 809-3763, dancingbrush.com, kimbalrosemary@gmail.com