My haiku exhibit will move to the Rolling Meadows (IL) Library, 3110 Martin Lane in Rolling Meadows, from October through Jan. 7. It will include more pieces of my work, such as the one below, as it is a larger gallery. The exhibit includes haiku sequences and senryu.
A reception at the Library with refreshments, free and open to the public, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9. Hope to see some of you who live in the Chicago area! I will be signing copies of my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, too.
Many of the pieces include paintings and graphic art with my award-winning haiku. They include ones from organizations that gave me awards and that asked various artists in the Chicago area to illustrate my work. However, the exhibit also includes a couple of pieces with my own art, such as my photography illustrating the haiku.
Poetry and art combined is called “haiga” by the Japanese. Haiku, senryu, and haiku sequences can be combined with any art medium. One can even combine them with needlepoint.
In 2016, I have had haiku exhibits at the Chicago Public Library and at Meet Chicago Northwest, the Greater Woodfield Convention and Visitors Bureau in Schaumburg.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with senryu and haiku sequences, please read the various posts on the topics in my blog. Both haiku and senryu are poetic forms that originated in Japan centuries ago.
I hope that not only poets, but artists, too, will be inspired to write haiku and senryu, as these poetic forms gain visibility in public locations.
Copyright 2016 by Charlotte Digregorio.