Exploring JAPAN STYLE at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Exploring JAPAN STYLE at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center

  • Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center

JAPAN STYLE | THE ART OF FORM & FUNCTION

The Private Japanese Art Collection of Gregory Howell


Introduction • Gregory Howell

Storyteller, curator, and creative economy consultant, Gregory made his way to Pueblo via Tokyo to join a team of innovative physicians in the launch of a network of medical clinics in Colorado and Texas. Gregory's first encounter with Japan as a child changed the way he viewed the world and it later fueled his passion for things Japanese. This was the beginning of Gregory Howell's Japanese art collection which has been a work in progress for over 40 years.

While living in Pueblo, Gregory immediately realized the powerful and yet untold story of the new creative economy in one of America's great industrial landscapes which was once dominated by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company. Gregory is the owner of Kadoya Gallery and since his arrival in southern Colorado has launched the Shoe Factory, the ARTery, the Underground in the Historic Federal Building, Konverge • Center for Creativity, and Cars & Lettuce. He is a former Board Member of the Steelworks Center of the West. As a branding and marketing specialist in the arts, Gregory is preparing the launch of his new methodology called the Tray of Life to help creatives amplify the narrative of their story. In late 2019 Gregory will be releasing his first major storytelling effort Jackie & the Taj which shares the powerful and compelling story of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's historic trip to India in 1962.

Gregory Howell is the 2006 Recipient of the Japan Foreign Minister's Commendation for his lifetime service to the nation of Japan. This honor was bestowed by His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan in Tokyo. The Foreign Minister's Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, to acknowledge their contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other countries and areas. The Commendation also aims to promote the understanding and support of the Japanese public for their activities.

Gregory Howell is also the recipient of the California Assembly Certificate of Recognition | 2011 Tohoku Spirit which honors exemplary leadership and dedication towards the fabric of San Francisco through showcasing the richness of Japanese and Japanese American food, art, and culture, thereby benefiting all the people of the City & County of San Francisco & the State of California.

 

A Word About the Gregory Howell Collection

Through a selection of exquisite objects, this private collection reveals the many techniques and applications developed by artisans over hundreds of years. With a focus on works created during the 18th through 20th centuries, the objects represent the power and influence of form and function in daily life in Japan. Highlights include Hokkaido farmer's clothing which uses textiles woven with natural grasses, ancient bamboo baskets from the mountain communities of Takayama, a circular Edo Period lacquer 'Jubako' stacking lunch box from Kyoto, contemporary ceramics from masters around Japan and other significant objects which were an integral part of life in Japan over the ages.

 

All guests who register for this event will receive a complimentary one-year individual membership to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. If you are already a member, you will receive a special certificate to give to a friend.

Give the Gift of Art this Father's Day | Blok Series by The Poet Spiel
Jun
3
Jun 19

Give the Gift of Art this Father's Day | Blok Series by The Poet Spiel

  • Kadoya Gallery

The Blok Series can be arranged and hung on a wall or like sculpture can stand freely on a bookshelf.

Due to popular demand the Drawing Conclusions exhibition featuring new works by American Artist & Author Tom Taylor aka The Poet Spiel aka Thoss W Taylor has been extended into late June 2016. A special 98-page catalogue A Lifetime Drawing Conclusions has been published and available for purchase. If you use coupon code LULURC you will receive 25% off the list price and free shipping. This is a great value and offered by Lulu.com for a limited time only. 

 

If you are looking for unique Father's Day gifts, look no further. The Poet Spiel's Blok Series is the perfect gift for Dad! Each original work is $68 and they can be purchased individually or as a group of 4. 

To see other works available from this exhibition please visit our online store at Shop Kadoya.

COME CELEBRATE

THIS IS PUEBLO

STAY FOR A WHILE

Blok Series | $68 each

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT GREGORY HOWELL AT KADOYA GALLERY.

TEL 719.320.6315

MAIL gregory@gregoryhowell.com

Strung (Out) | An Evening of Improvised String Music
Mar
20
7:00 pm19:00

Strung (Out) | An Evening of Improvised String Music

  • Kadoya Gallery

Kyle Motl (photo by Jorge Rubiera)

Strung (Out) | An Evening of Improvised String Music

Sunday March 20, 2016 | 7:00 PM | Kadoya Gallery | 119 Central Plaza | Pueblo Colorado

Join us on Sunday, March 20 for Strung (Out) | An Evening of Improvised String Music featuring talent from San Diego and Pueblo. The artists featured include the Borden/Motl Duo of San Diego (T.J. Borden - cello and Kyle Motl - contrabass) and Los Dos of Pueblo (Susan Wolf - cello and Bob Marsh - cello). 

All the Above Low End Quartet...featuring all the above.


About Kyle Motl & T.J. Borden

Improvised music for cello and contrabass where rapidly shifting textures give way to a post-Lutoslawskian melodicism tempered with a fondness for harsh noise. Touring in support of their upcoming duo release.

Bios

Kyle Motl | kylemotl.com

Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser. Active in a variety of ensembles and settings, Kyle’s work crosses the boundaries between idioms as wide as free jazz, contemporary concert music, and extreme metal. Current interests include extended harmonic techniques for solo bass improvisation, electroacoustic performance with live electronics and improvising software, modular compositional schemes, recursive and generative structuring, and exploration of complex sonic spectra.

Current projects include ongoing musical relationships with the Abbey Rader Quartet and Peter Kuhn Trio, as well as duos with Drew Ceccato and TJ Borden. The Kyle Motl Trio, featuring Kjell Nordeson and Tobin Chodos is a collaborative platform for new compositions weaving complex structures together with free improvisation. Kyle has performed alongside artists including Anthony Davis, Kidd Jordan, Mary Halvorson, Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Dresser, and John Lindberg, among others.Kyle holds a BM from Florida Atlantic University and an MM from Florida International University. He is currently pursuing a DMA at UC San Diego, where he studies bass with Mark Dresser.

T.J. Borden | tylerjborden.com

Hailed for his "technically polished playing" as well as an "endless amount of musical knowledge and creativity", T.J. Borden is a rising force in the experimental music landscape. T.J. has performed with many contemporary music luminaries such as the JACK Quartet, the Theater of Eternal Music Brass and String Band, the Slee Sinfonietta, Ensemble Offspring, Tony Conrad, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, and Steve McCaffery.  He has performed at XFest in Massachusetts, Soundways New Music Festival in St. Petersburg, June in Buffalo, the New Media Art and Sound Summit in Austin, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.  His performance of Witold Lutoslawski's "Cello Concerto" with the University at Buffalo Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Bassin was praised for how he "mastered the works intricacies with elegant grace."  Currently, T.J. is a member of the [Switch~ Ensemble], a group dedicated to the performance of works that incorporate multimedia into live performance and is looking forward to performing with them at the VIPA Festival in Valencia, Spain this summer.

As an improviser, T.J. has toured throughout Europe and North America and his improvisations are included in Guggenheim Fellow Kasumi's film "Shockwaves".  He is particularly committed to working directly with composers and has worked with several established composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier as well as many younger composers, which is a priority for him.  As a creative force, Tyler has been commissioned to write and perform by a variety of entities, including the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Hochstein Alumni Orchestra, and hammered dulcimer virtuoso Mitzie Collins.

Press/Reviews

“...unbelievable to watch and listen to. This is a guy to watch.” - NBC San Diego on Kyle Motl

“...you’ve never heard a cello played like this…” - Upstate Soundscape on T.J. Borden

For more information about the performance at Kadoya Gallery, please contact Gregory Howell at TEL 719.320.6315 or by email at admin@kadoyagallery.com. 

Kadoya Gallery to Launch AFTER HOURS on First Friday Art Walk from 8pm to Midnight
Feb
5
Oct 7

Kadoya Gallery to Launch AFTER HOURS on First Friday Art Walk from 8pm to Midnight

  • Kadoya Gallery

Join us every First Friday in 2016 for AFTER HOURS from 8pm to Midnight. Kadoya Gallery will feature great exhibitions, music and performance art and refreshments. 

We start the year off on Friday, February 5 with MIDNIGHT EXPOSURE which honors the current show Familiar Convergence which features the photography of Kevin Malella and Bob Benvenuto. 

Come Celebrate. This is Pueblo. Stay for a While.

Familiar Convergence | Photography by Kevin Malella & Bob Benvenuto
Jan
15
Feb 7

Familiar Convergence | Photography by Kevin Malella & Bob Benvenuto

  • Kadoya Gallery

Familiar Convergence | Photography by Kevin Malella & Bob Benvenuto

Artists’ Reception | Friday, January 15, 2016 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

First Friday Art Walk | Midnight Exposure | February 5, 2016 | 8:00 pm to Midnight

Refreshments | Wheelchair Accessible | Free Admission

Kadoya Gallery is pleased to present Familiar Convergence featuring the photography of Bob Benvenuto and Kevin Malella from January 15 to February 7, 2016. The Opening Night and Artists’ Reception is on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and is open to the general public. This powerful collaboration by Benvenuto and Malella is the first exhibition in the Gallery’s 2016 schedule which promises to be an exciting year filled with experiential installations and shows that offer heightened viewer engagement. Benvenuto and Malella, through their respective works, are both attempting to visually articulate a conversation between our world and their audience. They pay close attention to the subtle details around us that need voice in a fragile tipping point of our culture and relations to the world, be it social or environmental. These works attempt, not in vein, but with hope, to reconcile the disquiet and calmness of our current times.

According to the artists, the vast world around us is full of beauty, harmony, distinctness, dissonance, chaos, creation, destruction, and contradiction. These qualities cannot exist all at the same time in any given place, but many do. It is one of many ways our world remains diverse and can evoke emotions or states of happiness, sorrow, surprise, awe, anger, indifference, and sometimes the sublime. With Human's widespread utilization of the Earth's surface and core, the relationships between natural and unnatural components are becoming more and more complex. Human interspecies interaction has become more electronic and less personal, but also more universal, and our ability to unify across the globe is commonplace; yet one cannot help but feel a level of isolation in this techno-sociological shift.

Bob Benvenuto and Kevin Malella are committed to visualizing the odd, yet entirely familiar, relationships and juxtapositions of converging elements; noting conversations that occur when people, places, the natural, and artificial meet in time. Benvenuto's constructed images are surreal depictions of our world of appearances, seen through a veil of perceptive conjecture and contrivance. By placing environments, objects, and people in an orchestrated context, Benvenuto evokes a personal and reflective narrative. His images are peculiar and often artificial, but they are not illusions. Similarly, yet distinct, Malella's photographs examine the harmony or dissonance of Our relationship to the land. He is interested in the marks we make, physically and psychologically, onto our planet and how those alterations shift geological, ecological, and sociological patterns during our tenure. Malella is not only visualizing the effects of human occupancy of Earth, but also succession of nature, despite the destruction we afflict on the landscape through our careless sense of ownership. He finds solace in nature's ability to adapt and reclaim its boundaries, but warns of the time it may take to do so; it is certainly on a geologic scale, rather than a human one.

A special 34-page hardcover Catalogue has been published for this exhibition which includes all the images represented in the show. It will be available for purchase at the Gallery or directly online from the publisher at Zulu.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Gregory Howell | Kadoya Gallery | Owner, Curator & Storyteller | (719) 320-6315 | admin@kadoyagallery.com

Bob Benvenuto | Artist | Web: bobbenvenuto.com

Kevin Malella | Artist | Web: kevinmalella.com

Kadoya Gallery | 119 Central Plaza, Pueblo, CO, 81003 | (719) 320-6315 | kadoyagallery.com

Hours: Wed - Fri | 11 am to 5 pm, Sat & Sun | Noon to 4 pm, Mon & Tue | Closed

Online Catalog: http://www.lulu.com/shop/kadoya-gallery/familiar-convergence/hardcover/product-22499114.html

 

 

Just Paint! | The Exhibitionists | Artists' Reception and Opening Night
Nov
13
5:30 pm17:30

Just Paint! | The Exhibitionists | Artists' Reception and Opening Night

  • Kadoya Gallery

Join us for the Artists' Reception on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm as we celebrate The Exhibitionists for their 2015 show at Kadoya Gallery. The exhibition includes works by Diana LaMorris, Kathleen Murray, Nina Cravens-Fry, June Galaz, Jill M. Starkey, and Brenda Sell celebrating the theme - JUST PAINT! 

Kolibri Handcrafted Glass Ornament Release
Nov
13
Dec 24

Kolibri Handcrafted Glass Ornament Release

  • Kadoya Gallery

This special holiday presentation of handcrafted glass ornaments is a collaboration between Kolibri, Kadoya Gallery and Metal Visions in the heart of Pueblo's award winning Creative Corridor. A limited edition of 120 glass ornaments are now available for viewing and purchase at Kadoya Gallery or online