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Volunteer | Tetsunori Kawana

Mon 7/25 - Thu 8/11

Beginning July 25 and lasting through August 12, Tetsunori Kawana will build ‘Passages – Green Wall’ as a part of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design’s Project Ten Ten Ten.
The Mint is looking for 20-30 volunteers to come out and help with the construction of Tetsunori’s large bamboo installation on the front lawn of the Mint Museum on Randolph.
Requirements for volunteers include:
+ Volunteers need to commit to at least five consecutive days of work
+ Volunteers will need to be able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs., and work precisely with their hands
+ Volunteers will need to bring their own heavy duty work gloves
Interested Applicants: Contact Michelle Mickey:  michelle.mickey@mintmuseum.org or 704.337.2066


Tetsunori Kawana

About the Artist
Trained by internationally renowned filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara, former director of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Tokyo, Tetsunori Kawana has taught his craft around the world for over thirty years.  The Sogetsu School, founded in 1927, expanded the definition of Ikebana by encouraging personal style in individual creations while maintaining traditional principles, a philosophy that Kawana has carried through to his bamboo installations. In his arrangements, flower and bamboo, he skillfully combines one of the oldest art forms in Japan with his own contemporary designs.
Kawana has completed site-specific bamboo commissions in Japan, Russia, the United States, and most recently at the National Gallery of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia.  He has also been involved in stage production, serving as art director for the Opera de Lyon in France, the Grand Theatre in Geneva, Switzerland, and a portion of the closing ceremonies of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
Please visit Tetsunori Kawana’s website to learn more about his work: www.kawanaworld.com.


Mon 7/25
Thu 8/11
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Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 United States
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