Archive for October, 2010

Opening Night Photos

The opening of my exhibition at St. Mary’s University was a success with a nice turnout for my presentation on the work.  For those of you who are not able to attend the show, I’ve posted photos on my website of the books I created over the past year for the Art on Park award, as well as pictures from the opening.  I hope you enjoy them.  

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Exhibition Photos

In the Art Gallery section of my website, you will find photos of the books I have created over the past year for the Art on Park award exhibition at St. Mary’s University.  I will be adding more in the days to come so be sure to check back.

Here are just a few to whet your appetite.  I would love to get feedback on the work, so if you have time, please be sure to e-mail me or post your comments on my blog or website.

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The work is finally done and it’s time to celebrate! I’m pleased to announce the opening reception for my exhibition at St. Mary’s University will take place this week. If you are free, please come join us. The show will be up for the fall semester.

Date: Thursday October 7, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Artist Talk: 4:00 PM
Place: St. Mary’s University Library, LaSalle Hall – Room 108, 2500 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Questions:  952-412-4786 or E-mail me


About This Exhibition – Pausing at Midlife

What kind of books are capable of holding dreams, memories and waking life reflections together in a way that is true to their original nature? How does the structure of a book affect the content within? Is it possible to embody images from dreams and memories in the book arts?

These are just some of the questions that I have focused on since graduating from the human development program at St. Mary’s University of MN in 2006. For this Art on Park exhibition, I have taken this opportunity at midlife to pause and reflect upon the journey thus far while creating a new body of work which integrates my dreams, memories and reflections into a series of handmade books.  In my books you will also find a unique mixture of Western and Japanese influences.

Embodied Imagination Work

In January, I completed a three year training course with Robert Bosnak and Jill Fischer to become a certified Embodied Imagination Coach.  This exhibition is also my final project for that program.

Come Celebrate

Please come celebrate the completion of this work with me.  If you are unable to come to the opening reception, the show will be up at St. Mary’s throughout the fall semester.

Thank you for all your support,
Sheila Asato

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