Hakone Gardens Exhibition
May 24 June 22, 2003
21000 Big Basin Way
Artwork by selected members of the Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild was on display in the Cultural Exchange Center, an authentic replica of a Kyoto tea merchant’s home and shop. Visitors could enjoy the Spring flowers and fine ceramic art in one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in the United States.
Work was selected for the exhibition by famed Bay Area cercmia artists Bob Kinzie.
"Hakone Exhibit Marks Another Guild First”
by Linda Mau
Our first formal exhibit opened on Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the beautiful Hakone Gardens in Saratoga. An artists’ reception occurred on Sunday, May 25, from noon till 3:00 p.m. hosted by Hakone…tea and Japanese munchies. There is a $7 parking fee to help support the maintenance of the garden. With the spring flowers, bamboo grove, and authentic buildings to enjoy, it is well worth the price. Many people came to admire the talent of our members.
The exhibit was up until June 22. Guild staffers were on hand weekends only, but the building (the Lower Teahouse) could be opened upon request by the Hakone staff.
A big thanks go out to the many members who made this show possible with a very short time to prepare. We couldn’t have done it without these folks: Bob Nicholson and his web work, Cindy Couling for the design of the postcards and posters, Sue Vincent for making and printing the exhibit signs, Nicolet Wolshiemer and Helga Eagle for preparing for the selection. Bob and Sandy Kinzie for selecting work, Phyllis and Janet Malan, along with my chief advisor and mentor, Liz King. Gracias to you all.