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2015 Kings Point Bunka Exhibit
As always, the annual Kings Point Bunka Exhibit was well attended and appreciated by the local community. The format for this year's exhibit was changed slightly to offer fewer pictures. Visitors indicated this made it easier to browse and really take in the beauty and intricacy of each piece of artwork. If you attended, we would appreciate your opinion.
One especially happy visitor happened to be the husband of one of our newest artists: Wini Massey's husband, Hank won the raffle for the Seahorse picture donated by Eleanor Pessolano.
Thank you to everyone who attended and especially to the hardworking members who made this another very successful exhibit.
If you were unable to attend, be sure to check out the pictures at the top of this page.
Japanese Cultural Embroidery
Bunka Shishu is an art form that has been in existence in one form or another since the 11th century. Originating in Russia, it spread to China, and then more than 900 years ago it became popular among the ladies of the Japanese Imperial Court.
In its present form, Bunka Shishu was started in Tokyo, Japan about 75 years ago.
Bunka Shishu translates to “painting with thread and needles” and a finished picture often resembles a finely detailed oil painting. Only a closer look reveals the beautiful art of the stitchery. The thread provides the texture and colors and the workmanship provides the depth of the overall picture.
Because each piece reflects the artist’s individual shading and blending of colors, along with her (or his) unique handiwork, no two pictures can ever look exactly alike.