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The Sound of One Hand: Reaching Beyond the limits of Traditional Ink Painting

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Day | Portland Japanese Garden


A day in the life of my favorite place.
Just love the Japanese Garden.
Ah Peace!

Casey Shannon

Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家

  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Art for Charity

Sumi-e
Fine Art Reproduction

Golden Rods Dancing
by Casey Shannon

This elegant framed painting has been donated to the Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. They are having a charity benefit in November called 'Thankful Giving". This painting will be offered in the silent auction. I hope it brings in a lot of money for ADH. This is the organization that trained my beloved service dog, Gabe.

Gabe, Service Dog

Here is the Facebook link to ADH:

Casey Shannon

Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Enso Noble ~ Artist's Dream

Enso Noble by Casey Shannon
Sumi-e
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This is an artist's dream! I recently sold this beautiful sumi scroll of mine called "Enso Noble' to a Tae Kwon Do group in NJ. They were having a huge celebration for their master teacher, sensei. They had their party last Friday and just sent me these pictures. What an honor to have my work hanging in their dojang. I love seeing where my work will live and how much they appreciate it!

In the Dojang
 

 


At the celebration.
Scroll Presentation
 
 


Inside the enso is a mountain, three trees, and three dots. There is not really a profound particular significance to the three trees and the three dots. Other than the number three is a beautiful esthetic number which I use in my paintings a lot. A gathering of three (birds, trees, dots, etc.) denotes beauty and simplicity to me.  It is sacred. It is oneness. It also signifies wholeness to me. This directly relates to the significance of the enso which among other things also signifies wholeness. The enso is a profound symbol in Zen. Mountains are very strong and noble. Hence, the title. 'Enso Noble'.
Casey Shannon

Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Four Gentleman

Coming to OSA- Oregon Society of Artists in Portland.
2185 SW Park Pl.
Exhibition October 1-5, 2017
Henry Li, Wing K Leong, Yuming Zhu, and Terry Louie
Brush Painting Demonstration 2pm on October 1
Cindy Lommasson Exhibit Curator 

Casey Shannon

Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

China Exhibition ICCPS 2017

Flyer
China Exhibition ICCPS  2017
AnShan City, China

I am pleased to share with you that I have sumi-e work in this prestigious international show of ICCPS -International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society. The exhibition will be held from October 1 - 14, 2017 in AnShan City China in the AnShan City Public Center. I am so honored to have my work shown with talented sumi artists and calligraphers from around the world.

Artists are from China, Japan, USA, Canada, Poland, Holland, Argentina, Australia, Hungary, France, and Russia. The society was founded by master sumi painter Ransui Yakata of Japan. The purpose of the society is to spread the beauty of this ancient art form around the world.

This is my art in the show,

Eclipse by CaseyShannon 
Sumi and Japanese watercolor on thin Ma (hemp) paper.

This piece was inspired by the incredible solar eclipse that was viewed in the USA this August 2017.

Casey Shannon

Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

O-Bon Festival

Chanting 'The Lotus Chant"

O-Bon Spirit Festival

I attended the O-Bon Festival at the Portland Japanese Garden last night. What a special occasion that was! So lovely! I found such peace and respect at a time when our world seems to need it the most.

O-Bon is a Buddhist memorial festival, which dates back more than 1300 years in Japan. Buddhist services are held at temples and homes throughout Japan to pray for one’s ancestors and particularly for those who have died within the past year. This serves as a reminder of the importance of family ties, as a gesture of respect for those who have gone before, and as an acknowledgment of the brevity and preciousness of life as a family.

We danced, we chanted, and we lit candles to float on the pond to help guide the spirits of our loved ones and Ancestors.

Music

Dancers and Musicians
Musicians
Everyone Dancing
Path to the Pond
Lighting the Candles and Floating them on the Pond
“O-Bon is a time to reflect on our immortality and remind ourselves that we are not alone, but that we are members of a vast and ancient society made up of both our forebears and of future generations.” – Garden Member
Casey Shannon

Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Ensō Noble

Ensō Noble 
Original sumi-e by Casey Shannon

This lovely Asian scroll just sold and is being shipped to New Jersey as we speak. It was purchased as a gift to a Tae Kwan Do master teacher. I am very honored my art was chosen to be given as the gift.

In Zen Buddhist painting, Ensō symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body and spirit create in full moment-to-moment concert. In Buddhism, enlightenment has been symbolized by a “bright full moon”. This painting was inspired by the Ensō  and the strength and power of the mountain, tree, and rock. A gathering of three (trees and rocks)  in the center denotes beauty and simplicity.  It is sacred. It is oneness. It also signifies wholeness. This directly relates to the significance of the Ensō which among other things also signifies wholeness. Mountains are very strong and noble.

Hence, the title.’ Ensō Noble'.
To learn more about the Ensō click here

Casey Shannon

Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


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