Artist Talk: Kana HaradaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7 p.m. Artist Presentation and Discussion; audience questions welcome via YouTube
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Asia Society Texas welcomes artist Kana Harada for a virtual discussion of her work presented in Divine Spark: Kana Harada, the exhibition on view through January 9, 2022. Harada has created a visual world of her own, drawing the natural world into museum spaces through intricate sculptures and paintings. Featuring a series of images produced by Harada during the pandemic, the exhibition highlights the artist's work as an expression of hope and light. Please join us for insights into the artist's inspirations, processes, and techniques.
The artist will be joined in conversation with Bridget Bray, and the audience will be welcome to ask questions throughout the discussion.
About the Artist
Born in Tokyo, Kana Harada studied graphic design, Japanese fine art, and drawing at Ochanomizu School of Fine Arts in Tokyo, Japan. Her artwork has been exhibited in such venues as the Crow Museum of Asian Art at The University of Texas at Dallas; the Amon Carter Museum; The Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont; and The Old Jail Art Center, Albany; as well as in New York and Tokyo. She currently lives and works in Dallas.
Divine Spark: Kana Harada is organized by the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas, with additional works organized by Asia Society Texas for the Houston presentation. Exhibitions and their related programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher. Major support comes from The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D. and Oscar L. Tang, and Ann Wales. United Airlines is our official airline partner. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas.
Nancy C. Allen
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Chinhui Juhn and Edward Allen
Official Airline Sponsor
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