on view Jan. 7 – Feb. 21
Dublin Arts Council gallery, 7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin
opening reception, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
The 2014 Visual Arts Series begins with Timeless Beauty: World Heritage Sites of Japan, a photography exhibition of 67 images of world heritage sites in Japan, created by photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi.
For more than 40 years, Miyoshi has been traveling regions all over the world, including the Maldives, Tahiti, Africa, India, and in recent years, the Himalayas and Antarctic Pole. He applies the theme “Rakuen,” or paradise, to the collection of photographs from his travels. Since 1999, The Japan Foundation has purchased these photos from Miyoshi, updating the collection as new sites are added to the list. The Japan Foundation offers the World Heritage photo panels to cultural and educational institutions throughout the United States to introduce the breadth of Japan’s cultural heritage and to share Japanese arts and culture.
The World Heritage Convention is a document adopted in 1972 by a general session of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations) in Paris. It aims to preserve cultural and natural legacies of the world with outstanding universal value for future generations. As of September 2012, The World Heritage Convention has been ratified by 190 States Parties. The World Heritage List includes 981 properties in 160 States Parties, including 17 cultural and natural sites in Japan.
Timeless Beauty: World Heritage Sites of Japan will be on view at Dublin Arts Council (DAC), 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin from Jan. 7 to Feb. 21, 2014. The exhibition opens with a complimentary public reception at DAC on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Exhibition hours are Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The exhibition is made possible through The Japan Foundation in collaboration with Japan-America Society of Central Ohio. Hors d’oeuvres for the opening reception are provided by Dublin Arts Council Visual Arts Series catering sponsor Bleu & Fig.
Rokuon-ji (Kinkaku-ji) Temple, Kyoto
Photo credit: © Kazuyoshi Miyoshi / PPS