About the Gallery
An invitation to the senses
At the still point of the turning world.
Neither flesh nor fleshness;
Neither from nor towards;
at the still point, there the dance is…
– T.S. Elliot, Four Quarters
Still Point is a gallery for the senses as much for the mind. It is an invitation to encounter light and shadow, the interplay between order and non-order, to hope or pray with the eyes, and imagine with other imaginations.
An Invitation to artists
Artists shape cultural identities. They form questions and create space for others to sit with them. Still Point offers artists a place to exhibit and to be seen. Skilled artists, both of world renowned and those yet discovered, are invited to transform our gallery space. They are given a place to collaborate with other artists, show the world their work, and engage with a diverse community.
Still Point invites you to explore the original works of Sadao Watanabe, Japan’s foremost print artist of the 20th century. Born in 1913, Watanabe found inspiration in the mingei folk art movement that developed in Japan in the mid-1920s to promote traditional handcrafts made from natural materials. Working with his wife, Harue, Watanabe cut all his stencil patterns by hand and printed his images on handmade mulberry paper, coloring them with vegetable and mineral pigments. He created distinctive works both on untreated sheets of washi Japanese paper and large folio-sized prints on momigami wrinkled paper, made by crumpling and stretching sheets of mulberry paper to create a textured surface.
Beauty Given by Grace opens on October 1, 2017 at Still Point in Alpharetta, Georgia where it will remain on view until December 30, 2017. We will be hosting an event in November with more information forthcoming. Join our mailing list or follow us on social media for more information. Still Point is also open to the public every Friday from 10 am to 6 p.m. To learn more about this exhibit, upcoming events, or to schedule a gallery tour for a class or group, please contact:
3755 Mansell Road
Alpharetta GA 30022
“Profound faith will inevitably assume the form of profound beauty.”
—Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996)
Viewing Times: Still Point is open to the public every Friday from 10 to 4; or by appointment.
Location: Still Point gallery, RZIM headquarters
3755 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Public Reception: Friday, November 17, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
Public Lecture: Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Lecturer: Artist, art historian, and art collector Sandra Bowden of Bowden Collections presents “Profound Faith, Profound Beauty: The Work of Sadao Watanabe.”
Director Tours: Director tours are available by appointment. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources: Exhibit catalog Beauty Given by Grace (available for purchase at the exhibit)
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