Opening Reception for 'Divine Spark: Kana Harada'VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Friday, October 8, 2021
5:30–7 p.m. Reception
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Join Asia Society Texas and the artist Kana Harada in a preview reception for our newest exhibition, Divine Spark: Kana Harada. Harada's painted and sculptural works express the artist's message of hope and positivity through visual innovations that create an imaginative universe of awe, wonder, and intimacy.
Explore the artworks in the galleries and join us outdoors in our Green Garden for light beverages.
About Divine Spark: Kana Harada
Artist Kana Harada has produced new works during this time of global pandemic that blend messages of hope and positivity with visual innovations that create an imaginative universe of awe, wonder, and intimacy. In Divine Spark: Kana Harada, she pushes sculpture, installation, and painting in innovative directions. Consisting largely of intricate multimedia sculptures with striking painted details, intricate paper cut installations, and vibrant acrylic and watercolor paintings, she expresses the extraordinary that can be found in the ordinary, and the light that can be found in darkness.
Harada invites viewers to engage with her work by using the galleries as a space of contemplation and renewal. The exhibition draws the natural world into museum spaces and embodies the artist’s wishes for a peaceful and bright future for all.
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
About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
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