Feb 08 2020
May 29 2020
Formless Form IV: Ronald Y. Nakasone Calligraphy E...

Formless Form IV: Ronald Y. Nakasone Calligraphy E...

Presented by Dharma Realm Buddhist University at Dharma Realm Buddhist University

The DRBU Arts Initiative presents Formless Form IV, an exhibit by Ronald Y. Nakasone.

Just as a geographer studies the features of the Earth and the impact of human activity on the physical landscape, the Art of Sho requires an appreciation of the visual topography—line, space, and time (rhythm)—that emerges as the brush moves across the writing surface, and more importantly, the underlying spiritual contours that guide the shoartist.

The pliant brush, replete with ink, creates vigorous, quiet, warm, hard, immovable, and even mischievous forms (lines) and space. In addition to communicating ideas, feelings, and aspirations, the handwritten word is a vehicle through which the sho artist discovers, nurtures, and gives form to his or her formless spiritual landscape. Free flowing ink and permeable paper are ideal for chronicling moments in a sho artistʼs pilgrimage of self-discipline, self-surrender, and self-exploration. The forms that appear from the brush give form or “color” to a formless and asensual aesthetic-spiritual geography. Transcending formal aesthetic values, formless forms have the capacity to embrace and draw the viewer into a rarefied world.

Saturday, May 9, 2:00 – 4:00pm
DRBU Art Studio
Registration required

In conjunction with the exhibit, Ronald Y. Nakasone is holding two workshops. Each two-hour workshop includes an introductory presentation of the calligraphy style and its history; a demonstration by the artist; and hands-on practice with individual guidance.

$20 Workshop fee (includes all art materials)

The workshop is complimentary for DRBU, IGDVS, and the CTTB community. Service scholarships and financial aid are available upon request. Please email arts@drbu.edu for an application form.

Participants aged 16 or older at all levels of experience are welcome; space is limited. All art materials are included with registration.

Admission Info

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday, by appointment
DRBU University Building, Second Floor [Map]
Free and open to the public

Dates & Times

2020/02/08 - 2020/05/29

Additional time info:

Calligraphy Workshop with Ron Y. Nakasone Saturday, May 9, 2:00 – 4:00pm DRBU Art Studio.  Registration required* See website.

Location Info

Dharma Realm Buddhist University

4951 Bodhi Way, Ukiah, CA 95482

Accessibility Info