Asian Heritage Exhibit
This year’s exhibit is dedicated to Curtis Irish of Marcola, OR
HAIKU & TANKAS EXHIBIT
Each year, Skipping Stones Magazine and the Oregon Asian Celebration invite students from throughout Oregon and around the world to submit their best nature haiku and/or Tankas in an annual competition.
Hundreds of haiku and tanka, many accompanied by original art from all corners of the country and beyond, are submitted. This year is no exception! Skipping Stones Magazine, received scores of entries from as far away as Japan, the East Coast, including Oregon and California.
While at the Asian Celebration, stop by and enjoy a selection of haiku and tanka poetry and artwork by these young students. Many of them will also appear on the Skipping Stones Magazine website and the magazine’s autumn issue scheduled for release on September 1st.
Haiku and Tanka (short song, in Japanese) are both traditional poetry forms that come from Japan. Haiku consists of three lines. The first line and third line both have five syllables and the middle line has seven. It appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch) and it touches the heart.
Tanka is a 31-syllable poem and has 5 lines with 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count, respectively.
Skipping Stones magazine has featured the Asian Celebration Haiku Exhibit for almost 20 years now. You can visit the magazine website, www.skippingstones.org to see some of the recent past haiku and tanka entries.
Celebration Art Exhibit
Oregon Asian Celebration Art Exhibit at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
You are invited to enjoy beautiful works of art – paintings, sculptures, and multi-media artwork by local artists showcased in the Oregon Asian Celebration Art Exhibition. You will find Chinese brush painting, photography, multi-media art, contemporary art, and more.
Wednesday, July 19
Oregon Asian Celebration Art Exhibit Reception
5:30 – 7:30 pm. Free Admission
Celebrate the Oregon Asian Celebration Art Exhibit with an intimate reception with the artists. JSMA curators will offer tours of the Asian galleries following remarks.
July 20 – 30
Oregon Asian Celebration Art Exhibit
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art – Papé Reception Hall Open during museum hours (W. 11 am – 8 pm; Th – Sun 11 am – 5 pm) Free admission