Past Exhibitions

Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya

May 28th, 2016 - Sep 25th, 2016

Details

The Towada Art Center presents Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya, artist Ellie Omiya’s first-ever solo museum exhibition. Since 2012, the multi-talented Ellie Omiya has presented a string of word-based installations and interactive exhibitions including Conveying Thoughts, Living, and Messages from the Starry Sky. Omiya has become a prolific painter since her debut live painting event Celebration Melody: Naoshima in 2012. In 2015, she held the exhibition emotional journey and published her first book of paintings.

Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya features new pieces as well as stand-out pieces from past exhibitions. Full of inherent and unbridled expression, Omiya’s paintings illustrate motifs, both familiar and naturally magnificent, that appeal to our emotions through their storytelling.

Live painting events accompanied by live music will also take place during the exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to see Omiya create in a beautiful space surrounded by beautiful sounds. A second exhibition, Shopping Street Museum by Ellie Omiya, will be held concurrently in a unique exercise to tie the center and the community together. We hope you’ll join us.

Artist

Ellie Omiya (b. 1975, Osaka, Japan) graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo, and after working in advertising, published a book of essays on daily life. She is also known for her work as a screenwriter, director, radio host, and TV show host.

Artist Message
I’ve painted these pictures as if they were letters, beginning each with “Dear,” and ending it with “Sincerely yours.” I hope that they touch you in some way.
Embrace them in ways that are meaningful to you.
No need to write me back.
See you in Towada!
-Ellie Omiya

Information

Title

Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya

Date

May 28th, 2016 - Sep 25th, 2016

Location

Towada Art Center
Central Towada

Hours

9:00-17:00
(admission until 30 minutes before closing)

Closed

Mondays
(Open Aug 1, 8, 15 and Sep 20)

Admission

Exhibition: 600 yen
Collection + Exhibition: 1,000 yen
Children (18 and Under): Free
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more

Organizers

Ellie Omiya Exhibition Organizing Committee
Towada Art Center

Co-Organizer

Tomio Koyama Gallery

Special Support from

Nakagawa Chemical

With the Support of

To-o Nippo Press, Daily Tohoku Shimbun, Aomori Broadcasting Corporation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Company, Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Company, Towada City Board of Education

Artwork

Related Events

Past Events

Opening Artist Talk with Ellie Omiya

May 28th, 2016 14:00

Ellie Omiya will hold an introductory talk on her artwork in the exhibition space. Omiya is celebrated not only as an artist, but also as a screenwriter, performer, and author. She shares the thoughts behind her creative process in this exclusive ...

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Ellie Omiya Live Painting feat. tico moon

May 28th, 2016 17:00

Ellie Omiya completes another round of live paintings to the accompaniment of guitar and harp duo tico moon. Come watch and join in a pleasantly refreshing environment where art and music coalesce in new and dynamic artworks. tico moon tico moon i...

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Ellie Omiya Slideshow + Talk: What I’ve Learned from Things Unseen

Jun 12th, 2016 14:00

Ellie Omiya presents a slideshow and talk based on What I’ve Learned from Things Unseen, her first collection of photos. Its pages are filled with landscapes that “totally cleanse the heart and mind,” taken on Kudaka Island in Ok...

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Rainbow Arcade Opening

Jul 2nd, 2016 13:00

The arcade shutter paintings and Rainbow Arcade in Central Towada are on display indefinitely and can be viewed at any time.Join us in commemorating the completion of Ellie Omiya’s Rainbow Arcade. After a brief ceremony, we will take a tou...

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Ellie Omiya Live Painting feat. Yuichi Ohata

Jul 2nd, 2016 18:00

Ellie Omiya completes another round of live paintings to the accompaniment of friend and musician Yuichi Ohata. Come watch and join in a pleasantly refreshing environment where art and music coalesce in new and dynamic artworks. Doors open: 17:30 ...

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Ellie Omiya Live Painting feat. Kou Shibasaki

Jul 24th, 2016 17:00

Ellie Omiya completes another round of live paintings to the accompaniment of friend and musician Kou Shibasaki. Come watch and join in a pleasantly refreshing environment where art and music coalesce in new and dynamic artworks. Doors open: 16:15...

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Ellie Omiya Live Painting feat. Ikuko Harada

Aug 11th, 2016 18:00

Ellie Omiya completes another round of live paintings to the accompaniment of friend and musician Ikuko Harada. Come watch and join in a pleasantly refreshing environment where art and music coalesce in new and dynamic artworks. Doors open: 17:30 ...

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Ellie’s Letter Cafe Workshop

Sep 10th, 2016 14:00

Dear everyone, Come write a letter with me over a little tea and coffee. I’ll teach you how to write a letter and let you in on the secret to expressing how you feel simply, easily, and painlessly. Sincerely, Ellie

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Letters from Towada Workshop: Conveying Thoughts

Sep 17th, 2016 14:00

Ellie Omiya gives a quick lesson on how to convey one’s thoughts and feelings in written form in this 90-minute workshop. Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate with their guardians to tell each other things that can sometimes...

Photos from the Exhibition