Kazuma Sambe & Frank Tomizuka art at Yun Gee Park Studio & Gallery reception on Oct. 27

Join us for the opening reception of the exhibition
World Clay from Four Artists: Fine Art & Functional Ceramics

featuring the works of:

Frank Tomizuka · Joseph Sivilli · Kazuma Sambe · Sun Hye Choi
– at –
Yun Gee Park Gallery & Atelier
4226 E. 2nd St., Tucson (east of Alvernon Way)

Opening Reception
October 27th, Friday
6:00-9:00 pm

“Join us in the gallery & gardens for
Korean-fusion hors d’oeuvres and traditional beverages
while exploring one of Tucson’s top destinations for international contemporary
Fine Arts and High Craft”

Ceramic roosters by Kazuma Sambe

Ceramic tea bowl by Frank Tomizuka

Between Folds: Classical Origami exhibit ongoing at Yume Japanese Gardens through December, 2017

Beautiful origami exhibit opened October 1, 2017 at Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way, and will continue to December 31, 2017 (and perhaps longer).

Photos courtesy of Tucson Origami Club founder M. Fumie Craig, who folded most of the origami shown.  Origami LAFF instructor Mary Ellen Palmeri contributed a few pieces as well.

Lovely origami butterflies, frogs, elephants, fish, shells, cacti on display at this exhibit.

“Weather permitting, the Gardens are open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, except Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, 25 and 31, and January 1.”


Japanese cultural activities/performances at 2017 Tucson Meet Yourself

Annual folklife festival will be held again at El Presidio Park and Jacome Plaza in downtown Tucson on October 13 to 15, 2017. Maps and info at www.tucsonmeetyourself.org.

Schedule  for Japanese cultural activities:

Saturday Oct. 14: Alameda  Stage (west of Church Ave.)

11 a.m. Ryushinkan Dojo (sword/jujitsu)
5 p.m. Odaiko Sonora taiko drummers (photo below)

Odaiko Sonora drummers

Sunday Oct. 15, Alameda Stage (west of Church Ave.)
11:30 a.m.UA Kyudo & AZ Kyudo Kai (archery)
3 p.m. Mari Kaneta’s Suzuyuki Kai – traditional kabuki dances (photo below)

Suzuyuki Kai dancers

 Saturday/Sunday, 11 to 6 p.m. along Church Avenue, will be folks arts:
Akiko Victorson Japanese Shodo Calligraphy
Chieko (Chi) Nakano Origami
Also again this year — popular Japanese takoyaki (octopus balls) and ramen booth (E 23) in El Presidio Park in downtown Tucson near the City Hall Stage.  All three days.

Michael and Tomomi Katz at their 2017 takoyaki/ramen booth at TMY, courtesy of Miyako McKay

Origami in the Garden at Tucson Botanical Gardens

October 9, 2017 to April 1, 2018 at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way

Available Daily During Garden Hours

Included with Gardens Admission

“Tucson Botanical Gardens is delighted to present the exhibit Origami in the Garden2, a display of larger-than-life sculptures incorporating a traditional form of artistic expression surrounded by the beauty of the Gardens.

Each sculpture is inspired by a blank piece of paper that has been transformed into museum quality metal and tells the story of creativity and the art of making something out of nothing. Walking through Origami in the Garden2, we discover many different examples of what can be folded from a piece of paper and how these forms relate to the natural world around us. The collection was created by artist Kevin Box and includes his own compositions as well as collaborative works with his wife Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander.

Don’t miss this fascinating exhibit. As the opening date nears, please return to our website as we add programming and educational opportunities to our Fall Calendar!”

Kick off event is a Butterfly Affair gala on October 8, at 4:30 p.m.honoring botanical artist & illustrator Manabu Saito.  (His prints will be on exhibit at the Porter House gallery during the entire run of the Origami in the Garden show.) Purchase tickets to the gala online at:https://www.tucsonbotanical.org/event/gala/.

Origami workshops will be held at  Tucson Botanical Gardens on Oct. 26, November 9, and December 7, 2017, taught by Mary Ellen Palmeri.

Info at www.tucsonbotanical.org