Oklahoma Contemporary is hosting a solo exhibition of fiber installations by Chiyoko Myose, a Japanese artist who has been living in Wichita, Kan., for the past 20 years. With her works, Myose expresses her experiences of living in a foreign country. She considers herself as a sojourner, a person who stays in one place temporarily, like a traveler. The works explore cultural, social, philosophical and spiritual themes. Four installation pieces have a common theme of “relationship,” from relationships between individuals to those between countries. The exhibition also includes a piece that invites members of the community to contribute to the artwork by tying knots with threads. Each new knot is a reminder that we are all connected and we should treasure that connection. The exhibition also features a new work, created especially for Oklahoma Contemporary.
All day: Learning Gallery, interactive component of A Thread X A Thread
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Artists at Work: Open Rehearsal
Daniel Racer, a composer and professor at Friends University, has composed a chamber music piece in response to Myose's installations. Racer, Cindy Thompson and Kay Buskirk will perform Sojourning Threads as part of a free day of Myose celebration.
2 p.m.: Family-friendly gallery talk
3 p.m.: Performance of Sojourning Threads
The August 11 Make + Take will include Learning Gallery activities, the interactive component of A Thread X A Thread, and a family-friendly gallery talk (2 p.m.).