Exhibition Date: October 1 – November 13

Artist Anne Cooper of Los Ranchos, New Mexico presents eighteen three-dimensional pieces inspired by Rakusu,* hand-sewn from paper rather than the traditional cloth.

A traditional rakusu is a Japanese garment worn by Zen Buddhists who have taken  precept vows. It can also signify Lay Ordination. It is made of 16 or more strips of cloth, sewn together into a brick-like pattern by the student during their period of preparation for their jukai or ordination ceremony.

Each exceptional piece reflects a haiku poem of Santoka Taneda (mendicant monk, Japan, 1882 – 1940). The exhibition becomes a celebration of art, poetry and performance with a ritualistic installation on Opening Night, September 28, 7pm.

Opening reception with the artist: September 28 at 7 pm

Viewing hours: Weekdays 10 am – 2 pm, and Tuesday evenings 5 – 7 pm, October 1 – November 30. Closed to viewing November 8 – 13 (morning)