JUNE EVENTS June 1 Friday
First Friday Shorts Gallery Talk Your Land, My Land: Immigrant Artists in the United States: Kenzo Okada 1:10 p.m. Museum of Art First Friday Happy Hour 5 to 8 p.m. Music by Los Blancos Museum of Art front steps *Please note: Due to ventilation system repairs in the Auditorium, the Film Series will be required to take a short break during the first three weeks of June.
June 2 Saturday Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m. Museum of Art
June 3 Sunday
Irina Popov Music Studio Recital 1 to 5 p.m. Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
June 6 Wednesday
Art Story, A Pop-up Storytime 10:30 a.m. Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery Free and open to the public
June 9 Saturday
Exhibition Opening Local Artists Showcase Lisa Gregg Wightman, Sally Packard, and Anne Cofer On view June 9 through July 5 PrattMWP Gallery Lecture Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota Transforming Tradition: The Kimono of Itchiku Kubota 7:30 to 8 p.m. Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium Members’ Opening Gala Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota 8 to 10 p.m. Sculpture Court
June 10 Sunday
Exhibition Opening Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota Museum of Art
June 13 Wednesday
Gallery Talk Global Splendor: Traditions in Ceremonial Dress Noon Museum of Art
June 16 Saturday Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m. Museum of Art
June 17 Sunday
Father’s Day Tour Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota 2 p.m. Museum of Art
June 23 Saturday
Exhibition Opening Modern Sensibilities in Japanese Landscape Traditions PrattMWP Gallery in the Museum of Art Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m. Museum of Art
June 26 Tuesday
Arts Festival 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Through July 1 Full schedule on pages 10-11 Gallery Talk Painterly Pursuits: A Modern Take on Japanese Landscapes Noon Museum of Art
June 27 Wednesday
Film Series Phone 315-797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
June 28 Thursday
Gallery Talk The Victorian Vision of Japan 3 p.m. Fountain Elms, Museum of Art
June 29 Friday
Film Series Phone 315-797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
June 30 Saturday
Free Yoga Class 10:30 a.m. Fountain Elms Lawn Local Artists Showcase Lisa Gregg Wightman, Sally Packard, Anne Cofer Reception 3 to 5 p.m. PrattMWP Gallery
THE ARTISTRY OF ITCHIKU KUBOTA
Join us for the Members’ Gala Preview for
KIMONO! THE ARTISTRY OF ITCHIKU KUBOTA Saturday, June 9 7:30 p.m.
Transforming Tradition: The Kimono of Itchiku Kubota Jacqueline Atkins, Ph.D., guest curator Museum of Art Sinnott Family – Bank of Utica Auditorium 8 to 10 p.m.
Gala Reception Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court $25 per person includes all festivities, food, beverages, and live music RSVP: 315-797-0055 We Thank Our Exhibition Sponsors Lead sponsors: Empire State Development Division of Tourism Market NY Funds, and Elizabeth R. Lemieux, Ph.D., who has generously sponsored related programming Associate sponsors: Sangertown Square, Florence C. Bourdon, Richard and Barbara Decker This traveling exhibition was organized by the International Chodiev Foundation. 3
THE ARTISTRY OF ITCHIKU KUBOTA Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota features 48 magnificent handcrafted pictorial kimono created by internationally recognized artist Itchiku Kubota (Japanese, 1917-2003). The Museum of Art is the only United States venue for this touring exhibition. Kubota’s immeasurable creative spirit transformed traditional Japanese garments into works of art. Each of the kimono in the exhibition is nearly seven feet in height and embellished with intricate detailing created through complex dyeing techniques and embroidery, accented by gold and silver leaf and hand painting. Many of the kimono were conceived as a series and are installed together to create panoramic vistas manifesting Kubota’s reverence for terrestrial and cosmic landscapes. Kubota began his textile career at age 14. His artistic vision was transformed in 1937 when he viewed a rare sample of 16th-century fabric created in the tsujigahana style, a lost art. Because no instructions existed to explain the intricate process of tsujigahana, and because the specific silk fabric necessary for its successful production had not been woven for centuries, Kubota devoted the rest of his life to studying and
experimenting with dye, fabrics, and techniques to decipher and capture the ancient artform’s mysteries. By 1962, Kubota began developing his own form of tsujigahana in which he incorporated many of the traditional decorative practices of resist-dyeing, brush painting, applied metallic leaf, and embroidery using a contemporary silk crepe fabric, chirimen, and synthetic dyes. In 1977, when Kubota was 60 years old, he displayed his art for the first time in an exhibition in Tokyo. Since then, his creations have been shown around the globe—across Asia, Europe, and North America. Kubota’s grand plan was to create a series of 80 kimono called Symphony of Light that would, when placed side by side, depict, as he put it, the “grandeur of the universe.” Kimono! showcases 36 stunning works that Kubota developed for Symphony of Light, including kimono that represent Kubota’s visualization of autumn and winter. These are mounted to produce mesmerizing, fantastical, panoramic landscapes that segue lyrically from the luminous golden glow of autumn’s light to the mystical icy starkness of winter’s snow. An additional seven
Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003), Mt. Fuji Series, Ohn/Fuji and the Burning Clouds (1994); tie-dyeing, ink painting, and embroidery on silk crepe (chirimen) with gold wefts; 261 x 136 cm. The Kubota Collection, the International Chodiev Foundation
The Museum of Art will be open seven days a week during July and August. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. 4
ON VIEW JUNE 10 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16
Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003) Six Kimono from Symphony of Light, Seasons (1983-86); tie-dyeing, ink painting, and embroidery on silk crepe (chirimen); 198 x 139 cm each. The Kubota Collection, the International Chodiev Foundation
kimono, fashioned from a palette of radiant colors, offer an awe-inspiring interpretation of the cosmos at the dawn of creation. The exhibition also includes kimono that showcase the breadth of Kubota’s design artistry. San, the kimono that serves as a keynote image for the exhibition, is a dazzling interpretation of the brilliant Siberian sunsets that gave Kubota the will to survive the bleak years he spent in a Russian prison camp. Kimono from Kubota’s dramatic Mt. Fuji series, and other individually designed pieces, express the artist’s reverence for nature and his passion for capturing the transcendent quality of light and color in thread and dyes. Kimono! is curated by Dr. Jacqueline Marx Atkins, PhD., and organized by the International Chodiev Foundation. It will be on view through September 16.
We Thank Our Exhibition Sponsors Lead sponsors: Empire State Development Division of Tourism Market NY Funds Elizabeth R. Lemieux, Ph.D., who has generously sponsored related programming Associate sponsors: Sangertown Square, Florence C. Bourdon, Richard and Barbara Decker This traveling exhibition was organized by the International Chodiev Foundation.
Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003), San/Burning Sun (1986); tie-dyeing, ink painting, gold leaf, and embroidery on silk crepe (chirimen); 214 x128 cm. The Kubota Collection, the International Chodiev Foundation
Museum of Art Exhibitions MODERN SENSIBILITIES IN JAPANESE LANDSCAPE TRADITIONS
June 23 through August 26
In conjunction with the summer exhibition, Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota, the Museum of Art presents Modern Sensibilities in Japanese Landscape Traditions. This exhibition, an examination of 20th-century Japanese woodblock prints, is on view from June 23 through August 26. Laura J. Mueller, Ph.D., a specialist in the field, is guest curator. The 20th century, modern artistic practices influenced the creative evolution of Japan’s long tradition of landscapes. In the previous century, artists had developed highly sophisticated conventions of a uniquely Japanese approach to landscape genre in full-color woodblock prints, including stylized, delineated representations of nature. Celebrated artists Katsushika Hokusai (1790-1858) solidified modes of landscape representation in ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world.” In a modern response to that rich tradition, artists including Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) and Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) drew inspiration from new ways of interpreting nature and painterly expressions of scenery that brought about new visual and poetic sensibilities that fundamentally altered the landscape print traditions in Japan. Modern Sensibilities will presents 33 works of art that demonstrate how modern landscape print artists in Japan built on established modes of representation to create a fresh visual approach to the genre that found enthusiastic audiences and markets well beyond the shores of Japan. These compositions explore a new dynamic aesthetic that captivated and inspired collectors and artists with their modern meditations on nature in an ever-shrinking, urbanizing world. The Museum of Art is proud to showcase a little-known aspect of its collection and thanks Dr. Mueller for her thoughtful and enlightening work. The Museum also gratefully acknowledges The Matt Law Firm, sponsor of Modern Sensibilities.
Kawase Hasui, (Japanese, 1883-1957) Fuji in the Night Moon at Kawai Bridge, 1952, color woodblock print on paper, 15 5/8 × 10 3/8 in., Gift of Mrs. Hope F.T. Zarensky, 74.134
GLOBAL SPLENDOR: TRADITIONS IN CEREMONIAL DRESS
Through September 16
Lynne Browne, photographer
This summer the Edward W. Root Sculpture Court in the Museum of Art is a showcase for ceremonial clothing from around the world. Kathryn Stam, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Chris Sunderlin, Executive Director of the Midtown Utica Community Center are guest curator for the exhibition Global Splendor: Global Traditions in Ceremonial Dress. They have selected garments that represent important cultural traditions, rituals, or ceremonies from collections in the greater Utica community. The Institute thanks Professor Stam, Mr. Sunderlin and the lenders who have been so generous in sharing these beautiful items of clothing.
Museum of Art Events TALKS AND TOURS GALLERY TALK FIRST FRIDAY SHORTS YOUR LAND, MY LAND: IMMIGRANT ARTISTS IN THE UNITED STATES: KENZO OKADA Friday, June 1, 1:10 to 1:30 p.m. Mary E. Murray, Department Head, Curatorial and Exhibitions Free and open to the public
GALLERY TALK GLOBAL SPLENDOR TRADITIONS IN CEREMONIAL DRESS Wednesday, June 13, Noon Co-Curators Kathryn Stam, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Chris Sunderlin, Executive Director of the Midtown Utica Community Center Join Dr. Kathryn Stam and Chris Sunderlin for a discussion of Global Splendor, an exhibition of traditional attire from countries represented in Utica’s culturally diverse community. GUIDED TOURS KIMONO! THE ARTISTRY OF ITCHIKU KUBOTA Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 1 p.m. Sunday (Father’s Day), June 17, 2 p.m. Daily at 1 p.m. during the Arts Festival (June 26 through July 1) Free with exhibition admission
EDUCATION PROGRAMS ART AND YOGA FOR MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT Saturdays, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. June 2, 16, 23 July 7, 14, 21, and August 4, 11, 18, 25 Full session 7 classes. Drop-in fee: $10 MWPAI members $15 general public July/August Session (seven classes): $50 MWPAI members $75 general public For full session, please pay in advance through the Ticket Office, 315-797-0055. Drop-ins please pay at the door Each session begins with a 15-minute introduction to a work of art followed by one hour of yoga and meditation. All levels of ability are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat. ART STORY A POP-UP STORYTIME Wednesday, June 6, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Museum of Art Free and open to the public Art Story, for children ages 3 to 5, is more than just storytime. Children look for visual cues in picture-book illustrations, and then apply these same skills to works in the Museum of Art.
Kenzo Okada, (Japanese, 1902–82), Coral No. 8, 1955, oil on canvas, 77 3/8 x 44 in., Museum purchase, 55.59
Join us Wednesday, July 18 for a special Art Story program for all ages that explores the arts of Japan.
GROUP TOURS To arrange a private, docent-led tour of Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota, the permanent collection, or other special exhibitions, please contact the Museum Education Department three weeks in advance at 315-797-0000, ext. 2170.
Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003) Tsujikamon/Exotic Florals: Chrysanthemum and Wisteria, 1980, tie-dyeing, ink painting, embroidery, and braided cord on silk crepe (chirimen) with gold wefts; 298 x 138 cm. The Kubota Collection, the International Chodiev Foundation
Museum of Art Events KIMONO! EDUCATION PROGRAMS ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATION AND COCKTAILS MODERN JAPANESE AESTHETICS AND FASHION: RUNWAY TO STREET STYLE AND MORE Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m. Patricia Mears, Deputy Director, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, N.Y. $25 MWPAI members; $35 general public ENJOY COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES 6 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: 315-797-0055 Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota will be open for viewing prior to and following the presentation. Immerse yourself in an evening of Japanese fashion, from the historic to the runway to its influence on street style. This strikingly illustrated presentation follows the rich impact of Japanese culture on western left to right: Comme des Garçons by Rei Kawakubo, (Japanese, fashion. Art moderne evening dresses and opera coats created in the b. 1942), Evening Dress, Spring 1991, red silk taffeta and polyester United States during the interwar years illustrate how the popularity chiffon, collection of the Museum at FIT of Japonesque motifs and the construction of the kimono began to Yohji Yamamoto, (Japanese, b. 1943), Suit, Fall 2006, black silk crepe, influence the cut and construction of haute couture. By the 1970s, collection of the Museum at FIT Japanese designers were showing and selling their designs in the West and influencing the direction of fashion. The presentation concludes with a look at the dynamic and diverse Japanese street style of the last few decades.
THE ART OF TEA LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION
THE JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY: DISCOVER ART THROUGH TASTE, RITUAL, AND CULTURE Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to Noon $10 MWPAI members; $15 general admission Join Chanoyu Tea teachers Marybeth Welch and Greg Succop of the Urasenke Chanoyu Society of New York City. The Urasenke school of tea traces its tradition to 16th-century tea master Sen no Rikyu. This lecture and demonstration introduces the history and philosophy of the tea ceremony and its origins in Japanese culture. Register for one of three private teas to experience the transcendent ritual of this tradition, tasting Japanese green tea (matcha) and sweets (wagashi) in a private setting. Ikeda Terukata, (Japanese,1883-1921), Woman Kneeling in Interior, Preparing to Perform the Tea Ceremony (from the series The Modern Woman), not dated, color woodblock print on paper, 9 1/2 x 13 13/16 in., Gift of Edward W. Root, 58.133
PRIVATE TEA CEREMONY Saturday, July 28 Includes admission to lecture and demonstration $35 MWPAI members; $45 general public Each private tea is limited to eight participants. Please specify time: 1 to 2 p.m. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 4 to 5 p.m. Tickets: 315-797-0055
Museum of Art Events ARTIST DEMONSTRATION AND SALE KEIKO SOGA Friday, July 20, Noon $7.50 MWPAI members; $10 general public Tickets: 315-797-0055 Keiko Soga, who was born in Amagasaki City, Hyogo prefecture Japan and lives in Utica, will demonstrate the importance of the ancient Japanese tradition of paper folding (origami) to her work. Sogaâ€™s stunning wall sculptures and origami earrings will be available for purchase following the demonstration.
ARTS FESTIVAL SPECIAL EVENTS June 26 through July 1 GALLERY TALK PAINTERLY PURSUITS: A MODERN TAKE ON JAPANESE LANDSCAPES Tuesday, June 26, Noon Laura J. Mueller, Guest Curator Free and open to the public As a direct response to the celebrated works of 19th-century Japanese print artists, the approach of modern print artists brought about new visual and poetic sensibilities that fundamentally altered the landscape print traditions in Japan. This talk will explore the fresh, dynamic ways these modern artists saw and created landscape art that caught the imagination and enthusiasm of collectors around the world.
Keiko Soga, Paper Earring
Keiko Soga, Breathe, 2006, colored pencil on paper, 29 x 29 x 2 1/2 in.
EAST MEETS WEST: RAKU CERAMICS DEMONSTRATION THROWING A CHAWAN (TEA BOWL) Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bryan McGrath, Professor of Ceramics and Pottery, PrattMWP $35 MWPAI members; $45 general public Tickets: 315-797-0055
GUIDED TOURS KIMONO! THE ARTISTRY OF ITCHIKU KUBOTA Daily at 1 p.m. Free with exhibition admission
YOGA ON THE FOUNTAIN ELMS LAWN Saturday, June 30, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free and open to the public, bring your own yoga mat. Rain location, Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court
The tea bowl (chawan) plays a significant role in the centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyo). In ceramic art, fine artisancrafted chawan are held in high regard, sought after by collectors, and exhibited in museums. Bryan McGrath will demonstrate each step in making a wheel-thrown tea bowl using the raku-firing technique, while discussing its importance to the tea ceremony and to his work. Having spent time in Japan, Bryan has his own tea ceremony stories to share. Enjoy sushi, conversation, and a tour of the ceramics studio at the conclusion of the demonstration.
PrattMWP Gallery in the Museum of Art COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN EXHIBITION RECEPTION LISA GREGG WIGHTMAN, SALLY PACKARD, ANNE COFER Saturday, June 30, 3 to 5 p.m. PrattMWP Gallery in the Museum of Art
Bryan McGrath, wood-fired stoneware, 2015, 4 x 4.5 in. 9
The 2018 MWPAI Arts
The 2018 Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Arts Fe
The Festival’s highlight attraction, the Sidewalk Art Show, features 200 fascinating works in a colorful a fun-filled activities including exhibition-inspired crafts. Watch as art is created under the weight of a four-t Sunday. The finest vehicles ever made will be displayed in the Antique and Classic Car Show. In asso
Thursday, June 28 Books and Crafts* 10 a.m. • Art Odyssey Family Show Origami Tales 11 a.m. • Auditorium Nook-N-Crannie Noon • Stage KImono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota Tour** 1 p.m. • Museum of Art
Tuesday, June 26
Wednesday, June 27
Books and Crafts* 10 a.m. • Art Odyssey
Books and Crafts* 10 a.m. • Art Odyssey
Nash Robb of The Old Main Noon • Stage
Family Show Japanese Storytelling with Magical Mask, Mime, and Music 11 a.m. • Auditorium
Japanese Bentos* Noon • Art Odyssey Gallery Talk Modern Sensibilities in Japanese Landscapes by Laura J. Mueller, Ph.D. Noon • Museum of Art KImono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota Tour** 1 p.m. • Museum of Art Meet the Artist - Jeweler Doug McIver 1 p.m. • Museum Shop
Taryn Surprenant Noon • Stage
The Bernie Uebelhoer Memorial Hitchcock Film Vertigo 2 p.m. • Auditorium Obi Tying Demonstration 2 p.m. • Kimono! Gallery** Workshop: Origami and Technology 3 p.m. • Sculpture Court
KImono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota Tour** 1 p.m. • Museum of Art
Gallery Talk The Victorian Vision of Japan 3 p.m. • Founatin Elms, Museum of Art
Meet the Artist - Painter/Multimedia Artist Adam Guhin 1 p.m. • Museum Shop
Milkweed 7 p.m. • Stage
Workshop: Introduction to Origami 2 p.m. • Sculpture Court
The Bernie Uebelhoer Memorial Hitchcock Film Vertigo 7:30 p.m. • Auditorium
Mini Japanese Lanterns* 2 p.m. • Art Odyssey
Fountain Elms Tour 3 p.m.
Tuesday Night Big Band 7 p.m. • Stage
Nate Gross Band 7 p.m. • Stage
Meet the Artist - Pen and Watercolorist Deirdre Turner 1 p.m. • Museum Shop
Festival • June 26 through July 1
estival returns 10 a.m. to 9 p.m • June 26 through July 1.
array of media. The finest in local musical talent takes the stage throughout the day. Children will enjoy ton road roller in the Big Ol’ Steamrollin’ Print Invitational. The Invitational Craft Show returns Saturday and ociation with the exhibition Kimono!, enjoy several Japanese-related demonstrations and activities.
Friday, June 29
Saturday, June 30
Sunday, July 1
Books and Crafts* 10 a.m. • Art Odyssey
MWPAI Invitational Craft Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sculpture Grove
Antique Car and Motorcycle Show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Family Show Kubota’s Inspiration 11 a.m. • Auditorium Leg Up Noon • Stage
Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Easton Pribble Room, Education Wing
The Apex Invitational at Fountain Elms 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Japanese Prints Gallery Talk Noon • TBD Gallery KImono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota Tour** 1 p.m. • Museum of Art Meet the Artist - Author/Singer-Songwriter Barry Damsky 1 p.m. • Museum Shop Big Ol’ Steamrollin’ Print Invitational with DJ Thomas D 11:30 a.m. • Parking Lot
MWPAI Invitational Craft Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sculpture Grove Free Yoga Class 10:30 a.m. • South Lawn (Gazebo) Books and Crafts* 11 a.m. • Art Odyssey Bailey and Quinn Noon • Stage KImono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota Tour** 1 p.m. • Museum of Art Meet the Artist - Watercolorist Kathy Kernan 1 p.m. • Museum Shop Paper Bonsai Craft* 1 p.m. • Education Wing Hallway MUCC Nation - Karen/Nepali Dancers 2 p.m. • Stage
Workshop: Origami Kimono Project 2 p.m. • Sculpture Court
Demonstration Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club 2:30 p.m. • Sculpture Grove
Fountain Elms Tour 3 p.m.
Great Wave Collage* 3 p.m. • Art Odyssey
Nick & Jay 7 p.m. • Stage
Local Artists Showcase Exhibition Reception 3 to 5 p.m. • PrattMWP Gallery, Museum of Art, Fountain Elms Rich Mollin Quintet 7 p.m. • Stage
Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Easton Pribble Room, Education Wing Books & Crafts* 10 a.m. • Art Odyssey Jump Daddies Featuring Bailey Quinn Noon • Stage KImono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota Tour** 1 p.m. • Museum of Art Meet the Artist - Hobbyist Laura Laubenthal 1 p.m. • Museum Shop Jerry Dee 2 p.m. • Stage or Grove Demonstration Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club 2:30 p.m. • Sculpture Grove Antique Car and Motorcycle Show Awards 3:30 p.m. • Stage Sidewalk Art Show Awards 6:55 p.m. • Stage Los Blancos 7 p.m. • Stage *Children’s Activity **With Paid Exhibition Admission
Performing Arts Events THE MET: LIVE IN HD The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6 with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos Anna Netrebko. The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s Music Director for the start of the 2018–19 season, accelerating his arrival in the post by two seasons. The 2018–19 Live in HD season features 10 transmissions, including four new productions: Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, directed by Darko Tresnjak with Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the U.S. premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s suspenseful thriller, with Isabel Leonard as the title character; a new staging of Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey; and Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role. In addition to Aida and the four new productions, Live in HD audiences will have the chance to see Poulenc’s 20th-century masterpiece Dialogues des Carmélites for the first time in cinemas, along with classic revivals of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, with Eva-Maria Westbroek as Minnie and Jonas Kaufmann as Dick Johnson; Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Bizet’s Carmen, starring Clémentine Margaine as the alluring gypsy; Laurent Pelly’s whimsical reimagining of Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, with Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende as Tonio and Marie; and the most popular of Wagner’s four epic Ring operas, Die Walküre, with Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde.
The Met: Live in HD 2018-19 Season at a Glance: Aida October 6 at 12:55 p.m.
Samson et Dalila October 20 at 12:55 p.m.
La Fanciulla del West October 27 at 12:55 p.m.
Marnie November 10 at 12:55 p.m.
La Traviata December 15 at 12:55 p.m.
Adriana Lecouvreur January 12 at 12:55 p.m.
Carmen February 2 at 12:55 p.m.
La Fille du Régiment March 2 at 12:55 p.m.
Die Walküre March 30 at 12 p.m.
Dialogues des Carmélites May 11 at 12 p.m.
Tickets for The Met: Live in HD will go on sale July 18 and are $24 for MWPAI members, $28 for the general public, and $14 for students. Flexible subscription packages are avaiiable for the series. Contact the Ticket Office at 797-0055 or 800-754-0797. Tickets are also available at mwpai.org.
The Cinema Event Series at MWPAI is sponsored by Bank of Utica
Performing Arts Events *PLEASE NOTE* DUE TO VENTILATION SYSTEM REPAIRS IN THE AUDITORIUM, THE FILM SERIES WILL TAKE A SHORT BREAK DURING THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF JUNE. THE SERIES WILL RESUME ITS REGULAR PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE ON JUNE 27 AND 29. Films are shown Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in high definition with Digital Cinema Projection and Sound. Comfortable seating provides every patron an unobstructed view of our large screen. Admission for all screenings is $6 for MWPAI members and $8 for the general public. Admission for students with valid identification is $4 at all screenings and free for PrattMWP students with valid student I.D. Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.
Film Series Sponsor:
Film Passbooks for discounted admission to 10 screenings are available for $55 for MWPAI members and $75 for the general public. For information contact the MWPAI Performing Arts Ticket Office, 315-797-0055 or 800-754-0797. Sign up for monthly film email updates at email@example.com, 315-797-0055, or at mwpai.org.
Art Research Libary INTRODUCING NEW YEAR-ROUND LIBRARY HOURS You asked and we listened! The MWPAI Library has extended its hours for your convenience.
THE NEW HOURS ARE:
Summer (Mid-May to Late-August) Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday Noon to 5 p.m. Fall (Late-August to mid-December) Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday Noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday 3 to 8 p.m. Winter (Mid-December to Late-January) Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday Noon to 5 p.m. Spring (Late-January to Mmid-May) Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday 3 to 8 p.m. The Libraryâ€™s collection includes more than 30,000 fine art books; 2,000 independent, international, and educational films on DVD; and 2,500 classical, jazz, and world music CDs. MWPAI members have free borrowing privileges for all circulating books, DVDs, and CDs. Non-members are welcome to utilize Library resources on-site. Contact the Library at 315-797-0000 x2123 and the staff will be happy to find and hold any item in the collection for you. Search the catalog online at www.mwpai.org/view/library/, or visit the Library and browse. Art research assistance is always available by email at Library@mwpai.edu, by phone, or in person. The Library is located on the second floor of the Academic Center at 510 Henry Street. 13
PrattMWP College of Art and Design LOCAL ARTISTS SHOWCASE
LISA GREGG WIGHTMAN • SALLY PACKARD • ANNE COFER
June 9 through July 5 Reception Saturday, June 30, 3 to 5 p.m. The PrattMWP Gallery is located in the Museum of Art, Fountain Elms. Free and open to the public
Anne Cofer, 9 Forms, clay and cloth, 2008
PrattMWP Gallery in the Museum of Art COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Lisa Gregg Wightman, Untitled, silkscreen and collage, 2018
Sally Packard, The Americans, mixed media, 2017
UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Big Ol’ Steamrollin’ Prints Show July 13 through August 2
AND ALL THAT JAZZ!! Students danced the night away at the Jazz Age End-of-the-Year Celebration April 28.
College of Art and Design
School of Art REGISTER NOW FOR ART CLASSES BEGINNING IN JULY! The School of Art’s summer semester offers creative outlets and professional instruction for kids, teens, and adults. Kids classes are offered daily in one- or two-week sessions in drawing, painting, clay, sculpture, and stop-motion animation. Mix and match your weeks! Adult courses are offered in four- to six-week sessions, one or two nights a week. New offerings this summer include pottery, video, calligraphy, and a return of summer jewelry classes along with many more exciting classes and workshops. For more information and a full listing, please visit mwpai.org or call 315-797-8260. The Kelberman Center continues its collaboration with MWPAI by offering in-studio support for teens with ASD who wish to enroll in the four-week Teen Drawing Portfolio Development course this summer. For more information, please visit kelbermancenter.org or call 315-797-6241. Hand Lettering and Contemporary Calligraphy class with Rachel Bartunek
BIG OL’ STEAMROLLIN’ PRINT INVITATIONAL 2018 AT THE ARTS FESTIVAL Friday, June 29, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Big Ol’ Steamrollin’ Print Invitational (BOSPI) 2018 is MWPAI’s fourth annual steamroller printing event organized by the School of Art. The celebratory event highlights School of Art programming during the annual Arts Festival. Twenty-five invited artists make large prints on fabric under the drum of a 10-ton steamroller along with DJ Thomas D spinning vinyl, free kids’ printmaking, and big prints for sale with 50/50 proceeds going to the artists and to community arts class scholarships. See the live printmaking, explore the family-friendly printmaking activity, and purchase a big print during the event on Friday, June 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Rain date, Saturday, June 30). The hard work during this event is celebrated with an exhibition of the artists’ prints in the PrattMWP Gallery in the Museum of Art, opening July 13.
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Development and PrattMWP College of Art and Design PRATTMWP CLASS OF 2018 TREE The PrattMWP Class of 2018 celebrated their time at the School by donating a dogwood tree to add to the beauty of the campus that served as their home for two years. The tree is located in the green space next to the MWPAI Meetinghouse at the corner of State and William Streets. A dedication ceremony was held April 20 to honor the occasion as a tribute to Earth Day and Arbor Day. A plaque commemorating the Class of 2018 was placed next to the tree. MWPAI President Anna T. D’Ambrosio commented that the tree “is a beautiful remembrance of the wonderful time these students have spent learning and growing with us. It will be a pleasure to see this tree flourish on our campus as a symbol of the creativity and talent that the Class of 2018 will share with the world through their future endeavors.”
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EAT. DRINK. ART. FIRST FRIDAYS HAPPY HOUR Friday, June 1, 5 to 8 p.m. Museum of Art Front Steps Music provided by Los Blancos. In the Museum Shop special selection of jewelry 40% to 50% off
Museum Shop and Campus Store MUSEUM SHOP Kimono Patterns Origami Folding Paper – $19.95 Geisha Glass Ornament - $48.95 The Museum Shop will feature an exciting array of products to coordinate with the Kimono! exhibition to further enhance your visit to the Museum of Art.
ARTS FESTIVAL – MEET THE ARTIST SERIES/DISCUSSIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS Tuesday, June 26 through Sunday, July 1 Learn more about the artisans featured in the Museum Shop. Every afternoon during the Arts Festival there will be a featured guest at the Shop to discuss and/or demonstrate their craft. Meet talented local and regional artists and artisans and appreciate the creative process, skill, and end results of their talents. Tuesday, June 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Jeweler – Doug McIver from St. Johnsville Sterling and Niobium Jewelry
Friday, June 29, 1 to 3 p.m. Author/Singer-Songwriter – Barry Damsky from Whitesboro Book and CDs
Wednesday, June 27, 1 to 3 p.m. Painter/Multimedia Artist – Adam Guhin from Rome Paintings, Prints and Cards
Saturday, June 30, 1 to 3 p.m. Watercolor Artist – Kathy Kernan from Utica Paintings, Cards and Postcards
Thursday, June 28, 1 to 3 p.m. Pen and Watercolor Artist – Deirdre Turner from Little Falls Paintings, Prints and Cards
Sunday, July 1, 1 to 3 p.m. Hobbyist – Laura Laubenthal from Little Falls Miniatures
Museum Shop Hours
Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
Campus Store THE CAMPUS STORE IS CLOSED FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE. For any special requests for art supplies please contact the retail office at 315-797-0000 extension 2155. The store is scheduled to reopen from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting Monday, July 9. The Campus Store is located in the PrattMWP Student Center, 1216 State Street. 17
DID YOU KNOW? FUN KIMONO FACTS! Traditionally, the art of putting on a kimono, (known as kitsuke), was passed from mother to daughter. Today special schools teach the necessary techniques. American Commodore Matthew Perry was one of the first Westerners to see the traditional Japanese kimono when he arrived in Tokyo in 1853. He described the garments as “Ungraceful drapery with much the undress look of nightgowns.” Since that time, the garments that displeased Perry now fascinate Westerners.
In Japan, kimono prices vary widely. A simple yukata, a cool blue and white cotton everyday kimono worn in summer, can cost as little as $30. Yet $100,000 is not considered exorbitant for an orginal silk kimono designed by one of Japan’s renowned master craftsmen whose work is regarded as art. In the early 20th century, the formal kimono was replaced by the more convenient Western clothes as everyday wear. After an edict by Emperor Meiji (1867-1912), officials, police, and railroad men changed their attire to Western-style clothes. 18
The word “kimono” directly translates to “thing to wear.”
In larger department stores, like Seibu’s store in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district, kimono artisans often demonstrate skills such as stencil cutting, fabric dyeing and printing.
Kimono have been worn by Japanese men and women from the Hakuhō period (645–710) to the present. Derived from the Chinese pao-style robe, the essential kimono is anklelength with long, expansive sleeves and a V-neck. It has neither buttons nor ties, being lapped left over right across the chest and secured at the waist by a broad sash known as an obi.
Wearing a kimono is not as simple as stepping into it and pulling up a zipper. The first thing to put on are the tabi (white cotton socks); next the undergarments, a top and a wraparound skirt; then the nagajuban, an under-kimono that is tied with a datemaki belt; finally the kimono, with the left side over the right (right over left is only used when dressing a corpse for burial) and tied with the obi sash.
MUNSON-WILLIAMS-PROCTOR ARTS INSTITUTE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Vige Barrie, Chair
Richard R. Griffith
Mark D. Levitt, Vice Chair
Linda B. Vincent, Secretary
Steven R. Kowalsky Peggy O’Shea
Natalie Brown Steven J. Brown
Michael D. Damsky, Trustee Emeritus
Michael D. Cominsky
John B. Stetson, Trustee Emeritus
Anna D’Ambrosio, 6 President & CEO
Joseph J. Corasanti William C. Craine
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE KUNIKO YAMAMOTO Join traditional folk artist and storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto during her three-day residency at MWPAI as part of the annual Arts Festival. All events are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, June 27 JAPANESE STORYTELLING WITH MAGICAL MASK, MIME, AND MUSIC 11 a.m., Sinnott Family – Bank of Utica Auditorium This delightful family show features charming Japanese folktales combined with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami and mime to create vivid stories that will have audiences spellbound in their seats. INTRODUCTION TO ORIGAMI WORKSHOP 2 p.m., Edwards Wales Root Sculpture Court Kuniko introduces the beautiful art of traditional Japanese paper folding along with hands-on projects for participants of all ages and skill levels.
Thursday, June 28 ORIGAMI TALES 11 a.m., Sinnott Family – Bank of Utica Auditorium Mythological character masks and puppets, amazing flowers, and a dragon—all made from origami—set the stage while Kuniko shares heartfelt stories from ancient Japan. TRADITIONAL OBI-TYING DEMONSTRATION 2 p.m., Kimono! Gallery, 2nd Floor Kuniko demonstrates the intricacies behind the ceremonial sash used to secure and ornament the traditional kimono. Free with admission to the Kimono! exhibition
ORIGAMI AND TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP 3 p.m., Edwards Wales Root Sculpture Court While inspired by the past, Itchiku Kubota also looked to the future. Participants will enjoy hands-on origami projects while Kuniko explores how this Kuniko Yamamoto ancient tradition has influenced modern industry.
Friday, June 29 KUBOTA’S INSPIRATION 11:00 A.M. PERFORMANCE: 11 a.m., Sinnott Family – Bank of Utica Auditorium Kuniko performs a series of engaging folk tales from the tsujigahana era (15th and 16th centuries) that inspired Itchiku Kubota to recreate the lost art of silk dyeing that he used to create the stunning kimono featured in the exhibition. ORIGAMI KIMONO WORKSHOP 2 p.m., Edwards Wales Root Sculpture Court Participants of all ages will paint and color a collage onto origami paper, then fold the beautiful results into a kimono. Kuniko provides an example of a traditional tsujigahana silk pattern along with hands-on instruction. MWPAI is extremely grateful to an anonymous donor for their support of Kuniko Yamamoto’s residency.
MUNSON-WILLIAMS-PROCTOR ARTS INSTITUTE INFORMATION AND HOURS Museum Hours, including Fountain Elms: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Performing Arts Ticket Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., one hour before performances and 30 minutes before films. Phone: 797-0055 or 1-800-754-0797 Art Odyssey: Interactive Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. PrattMWP Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Art Research Library: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. Museum Shop Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. For information, call (315) 797-0000 (Voice and TDD)
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is a fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions—Museum of Art, Performing Arts, and School of Art. The Institute also offers an art research library, an active membership program, a Museum Shop, Terrace Café, and outstanding rental facilities ideal for public programs and private events. MWPAI receives funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The following areas are accessible to the physically challenged: Museum of Art Galleries, Auditorium, and Sculpture Court, Art Odyssey: Interactive Gallery, Museum Shop, Art Reference and Music Libraries, Performing Arts Office, School of Art Gallery, Studio D, and the Pottery Studio, the Academic Center, and Student Center.
College of Art and Design 310 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13502 (315) 797-0000 mwpai.org
KIMONO! THE ARTISTRY OF ITCHIKU KUBOTA
Opens June 10