WELCOME TO "ARI! ARI! (LITTLE ANTS!) GALLERY"!

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"Ari Ari (Little Ants) Gallery" opened in our home in Reno, NV on June 24, 2012, 1 year and 12 days after our move from Japan to the U.S. The gallery is unique, in that it is located in our private home, so visitors are requested to contact me (Hal Slovic) by email (haslov@att.net) prior to making a visit. The first exhibition, "Japan through My Eyes" was a collection of photos taken during my 29-year-long stay living and working in Japan. Each photo is annotated to help the viewer better understand the subjects displayed, which range from the mundane (a photo of a trash bag earmarked for a highly specific re-cycling use or of a public notice showing the complex system of trash recycling that all Japanese people are required to follow) to the sublime: a photo of O-miko san, a "shrine maiden," whose face shows calmness and serenity that are seldom seen in "this world." A sampling of the photos displayed with their titles and the titles of all work exhibited are shown below:

1ST EXHIBITION (JUNE 24, 2012 through JUNE 28, 2013): JAPAN THROUGH MY EYES: A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS TAKEN OVER A 29-YEAR-LONG STAY LIVING IN WORKING IN JAPAN

A TRAY OF SUSHI

A Tray of Fresh Sushi

A TRAY OF SUSHI

Unagi/Char-broiled Eel

PLEASE HAVE ANOTHER CUP OF TEA O-cha mo ippai douzo! (Please have another cup of tea!)

ELECTRIC MT. FUJIElectric Mt. Fuji and the Surrounding Sea

5) Tunnel of Lights

6) Gomi bukuro (Trash bag for burnable trash)

7) Poster Showing How to Separate Trash for Recycling

8) Yana (Fish Weir)

9) Bo-no-te Matsuri (Farmer's Martial Arts Festival)

10)Tokusan Hin (BOKU DO) Shop of Specialty Products called "Children of Wood"

11) Large wooden bowl and other items in "Children of Wood" shop

11) Takisanji Oni Matsuri (Festival to Drive Out Demons at Takisanji Temple (Okazaki City, Japan)

12) Large "In Case of Fire" Water Bucket at Takisanji Festival

13) Torii (Shrine Gate, Asuke)

14) Ryouan-ji no Karensansui(Dry Rock Garden at Ryouan Temple, Kyoto

15) Great Bronze-cast Buddha at Kamakura

16) Prayers tied to a bush within a temple compound

17)O-Miko San (Shrine Maiden)

18)Ryokan Japanese Inn

19)Rotemburo Onsen (Outdoor bathing pool at hot-springs resort)

20)Kenrokuen nihon teien Kenrokuen Japanese Garden

21)Kenrokuen nihon teien Kenrokuen Japanese Garden

22)Kenrokuen nihon teien Kenrokuen Japanese Garden

23)KakashiScarescrows standing in a rice field

24)Wabi-Sabi (Weather-beaten Chairs)

25)Something Interesting (Hand-carved wooden masks above souvenir shop)

A variety of small craftworks are also displayed.

All visitors are welcome by appointment. Please email to Hal (haslov@att.net) or call.


2ND EXHIBITION (Opened on June 29, 2013): EXPRESSIONS: A CELEBRATION OF HUMANITY--PHOTO PORTRAITS TAKEN BY DR. GERALD BARRON

3RD EXHIBITION (Opened on July 10, 2014 to the Present): MY BEAUTIFUL AFRICA: ORIGINAL PRINTS AND PAINTINGS OF ZACHARIAH MUKWIRA

To Contact Ari Ari (Little Ants) Gallery:

Harold Geoffrey Slovic
Email: haslov@att.net

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