Tomoyo Ihaya at SNAP


This email recently came from Tomoyo, who just finished an exhibition in Vancouver:

“hello, everyone. Spring in vancouver and semi-spring in Edmonton..
I came to edmonton hopefully to see beavers, buffalos and water..
Please come by to see the show if you are in edmonton. tomoyo”

“Searching for Agua” is on at the SNAP Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta March 24th – April 30th, 2005, with the opening reception on Thursday, March 24th 7 – 9 pm.

Japanese-Canadian artist Tomoyo Ihaya’s work centres on the theme of water. Her exhibition Searching for Agua delves into the expressions of the water/life duality – literally, symbolically and spiritually throughout the world. “Recently, I spent two months in Mexico. In such a culturally dense country, one of the most memorable things in every day life is a drinking water vendor coming every day screaming “Agua” every day, the word has become one of my favorite vocabularies to provoke my visual imagination and contemplation” – from Snap’s web-site.

SNAP is a gallery and printmaking studio run by the Society of North Alberta Print-Artists, which I’ve mentioned before in these pages. You may be interested in viewing the excellent website, especially their new Virtual Gallery, featuring prints by some of Canada’s foremost printmakers.

March 18, 2005 in Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking by Marja-Leena