BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1031@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20070706T000000Z DTEND:20070711T000000Z DESCRIPTION:[inline:cropped_Buddhas for a New World.jpg]\n"I BOW TO YOU"\n2 007 Traveling Exhibition of Buddhist Sculptures by Thomas Matsuda\n\n<stro ng>LOS ANGELES ZEN CENTER July 6-11\, 2007\n923 South Normandie Ave. Los Angeles\, CA 90006</strong>\nJuly 6 Friday 10:00AM-6\;00PM Exhibi t\n 6:00-8:00PM Opening reception with light refreshments\nJ uly 7 Saturday 10AM-12PM Slide presentation of contemporary work\n 1:30-4:30PM 'Creating Jizos in Clay' workshop in self-hardening clay\n Workshop fee (includes the cost of the materials): $2 5 for workshop\, plus $10 \n materials fee for clay. Children free. Please register with <a>programsteward@zcla.org</a> or 213.387.2353 .\nJuly 8 Sunday 10AM-12PM Buddhist sculpture carving demonstration and talk\n\n<strong>WEST LOS ANGELES BUDDHIST TEMPLE July 13-17\, 2007\n2 033 Corinth Ave. West Los Angeles\, CA 90025</strong>\nJuly 13 Friday 10:00 AM-4:00PM Exhibit\n 6-8:00PM Opening reception w ith light refreshments \nJuly 14 Saturday 11:00AM-Noon Slide presentati on of contemporary work\n 1-4:30PM 'Creating Jizos in Clay' workshop in self-hardening clay\; $5 materials fee \nJuly 15 Sunday 9:30-10:30AM Service\n 10:30AM-4:00PM Buddhist sculp ture carving demonstration and exhibition\nJuly 16 Monday 10:00 AM- 4:00PM Exhibit\nJuly 17 Tuesday 10:00 AM-4:00PM Exhibit \n\nPartic ipating temples and galleries are pleased to announce "I Bow to You"\, 200 7 Traveling Exhibition of Buddhist Sculptures by Thomas Matsuda. The exhi bit will feature the recent Buddhist sculptures of Thomas Matsuda. Receivi ng his basic training in the arts at Pratt Institute\, where he now teache s\, his aesthetic sensitivity has been shaped by American artistic beliefs and attitudes. But he has lived in Japan for twelve years as an adult\, f irst studying under the renowned sculptor\, Koukei Eri of Kyoto\, who spec ializes in Buddha images\, later spending most of his time in remote mount ain villages in the tradition of Enku and Mokujiki\, both well known sculp tors who carved Buddha figures for the populace. Also\, having worked clos ely with Native American spirituality\, he identifies with their respect f or mother earth and all living beings equally.  \n\nWhile this rich backg round comes together in various\, positive ways\, Matsuda is also his own person and brings his own vision to his works. His Buddhas and bodhisattva s are neither Japanese nor American\; rather\, they are creations of an ar tist who brings something new and universal to our fragmented world. They reflect what his teacher Eri said of old sculptures that contain “a myst erious strength that has the power to penetrate our spirits.” Among peop le who saw his works displayed at the Hillyer Gallery at Smith College in October 1998\, one praised his sculptures\, saying that “There is stilln ess and transcendence conveyed through these forms. They draw me into the flow of shapes\, form and meaning.” Tom Matsuda is quickly becoming one of the foremost Buddhist sculptors in North America.\n\nFull Schedule: Jul y 7th - August 12\, 2007\n July 6-11 Los Angeles Zen Center\ n July 13-17 West LA Buddhist Temple\n July 20-22 Palo Alto Buddhist Temple\n July 24-31 Dentoh Gallery\n August 2-5 San Francisco Zen Center\n August 8-9 Dharma Rain\, Portland\ , OR\n August 10-12 Great Vow Monastery\, Clatskanie\, OR\n\nFor mo re information contact:\nWest Los Angeles Zen Center: (213) 387-2351 <a>in fo@zcla.org</a> <a href="http://www.zcla.org">www.zcla.org</a>\nWest Los A ngeles Buddhist Temple: (310) 477-7274 <a>westlabt@verizon.net</a>\n<a hr ef="http://www.westlabt.org">www.westlabt.org</a>\n DTSTAMP:20230205T145628Z SUMMARY:I Bow to You\, Exhibition of Buddhist Sculptures travels to Souther n California URL:/en/events/2007/07/06/i-bow-to-you-exhibition-of-buddhist-sculptures-tr a/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR