En Gallery "Brushstrokes and Blooms: The Calligraphy and Ikebana of Shizuko Greenblatt"

01/13/2018 05:00 PM - 04/13/2018 07:00 PM PT


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Brushstrokes and Blooms: The Calligraphy and Ikebana of Shizuko Greenblatt

A new solo exhibition is currently being shown in the En Gallery at the garden. Brushstrokes and Blooms: The Calligraphy and Ikebana of Shizuko Greenblatt will run through April 13.

Japanese artist, Shizuko Greenblatt, was born into a samurai family and was trained in various artistic traditions including painting, calligraphy, sculpture and flower arrangement, in both Japan and the United States. Now based in Los Angeles, she has focused her artistic talents for the past 25 years on dynamic expressionistic paintings that incorporate both calligraphy and Japanese ikebana (flower arranging). Drawing from the energy of nature and Japanese cultural references, Greenblatt creates powerful mixed-media paintings, sculptures and installations that have been shown internationally. “I aim to activate and uplift the human soul," she explains, "by the transformed sculptural elements and traditional Japanese symbolism." 

About the En Gallery at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

In Japanese, the word “en” written with one character () can mean garden. Written with a dif- ferent character (), “en” can signify the special, and often mysterious, bond that connects people. It also refers to the verandah – a space that exists between inside and outside. Located in the Meeting Room of the house looking out on the garden, the gallery will feature exhibitions of art relating to nature, spirituality, wellness and relationships. The exhibitions will spotlight work by artists from all around the world and in a range of diverse styles and will be curated by Meher McArthur, an Asian art historian and Creative Director of the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.

Parking is on-site in one of our driveways. The exhibition may be viewed free with admission to the garden during the garden’s open hours or make an appointment by emailing info@japanesegardenpasadena.com.The works in this exhibition, and future exhibitions, will be for sale, and part of the proceeds will benefit the garden’s educational and cultural programming. (Back to Events at a Glance)