The Haiku Project is a group of local poets who write and meet about haiku poetry. We have linked our poems into Renga – longer length groups of haiku, and mounted them on to 14 painted scrolls.
There will also be a display of traditional Japanese clothing from Frederica’s collection at the library May – July.
Everyone is invited!
BLUE HILL LIBRARY
5 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill, ME
More info from Blue Hill Public Library Press Release:
Deer Isle artist Frederica Marshall will present two exhibits at the Blue Hill Public Library in May, an exhibition of Renga Scrolls in the Britton Gallery by herself and her students as part of the “Haiku Project,” and a display of traditional Japanese clothing in the Howard Room glass cases. The public is invited to a reception for the shows on Friday, May 18th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.
Renga are groups of haiku written about one theme. Frederica and her Haiku Project students organized haikus they had all written into themes, and arranged them into longer poems that were then written onto scrolls with motifs painted in sumi ink by herself and her student Mike De Matteo. This exhibit will be in the Britton Gallery during the month of May.
The display of traditional Japanese clothing include an embroidered wedding kimono, shibori haori jackets, silk obi belts, brocade geta and hairpins, all items collected by Frederica when she lived in Japan. This display will be in the Howard Room cases for the months of May through July.
Frederica grew up in Japan, and lived there for 28 years. She studied brush painting, Ikebana flower arranging, calligraphy, Bingata textile dying, pottery and language. She has exhibited her work in Japan and the US in more than 100 group shows and 28 solo shows. She is an artist, teacher and researcher. She has a BFA in Painting from Miami University in Ohio and an MA in Art Education from Michigan State University.