Celebrating the new exhibit, from Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru.
Famed for their elegant shapes and brilliant colouring—everything from peacock blue to tangerine—kimonos are an enduring symbol of the geisha; but there is more to the garments than their admirable style. Woven into the silk or linen of a kimono is the story of the woman who donned it while performing. No story is more captivating than that of Japan’s most sought-after geisha of the 20th century, Ichimaru. Her illustrious life from a geisha to an internationally known and acclaimed singer is the focus of this rare exhibition from the Greater Victoria Art Gallery.
Geisha were artists, and paper crafts have long been a staple of Japanese culture.
Join local artist & instructor Lesley Graham for two experiences in Japanese-inspired paper craft:
Each workshop is offered on a drop-in basis and is complimentary with Museum entrance or membership.
Each activity will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and will be offered from 1 pm until 2:30 pm.
NB: This is not a drop-off activity; younger children must be supervised by an adult caregiver or older sibling.
The Kimono of Ichimaru exhibit is on loan from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and has been shown previously at such museums and galleries as the National Geographic Museum (Washington, DC), the Royal Alberta Museum (Edmonton), the Audain Gallery (Whistler), and the Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto).
Exhibit on display until September 22nd, 2019. Open 7 days, 10 am - 5:30 pm.
Presented by: Fernie Museum | Art Gallery of Greater Victoria | Province of BC | BC Arts Council | Columbia Basin Trust | Kootenay Columbia Cultural Alliance | Park Place Lodge | Yamagoya