HIBINO Katsuhiko “Asatte Asagao Project Mito 2015 Harvest Festival”
November 28 (Sat.), 2015
Date: Saturday, November 28, 10:00-17:00
Venue: Upstairs of corridor, Art Tower Mito, Mito Keisei
Fee: Free *Meet the artist upstairs of the ATM corridor.
Organized by: Asatte Asagao Project Executive Committee, Mito Arts Foundation
Special cooperation: Mito 21 Group
Supports from: Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Mito Keisei, Mito Junior Chamber Inc., Mito Young Entrepreneurs Group
Street Exhibition “Coffee & Art” Vol.5 OANA Kotoe
November 14 (Sat.), 2015, to January 17 (Sun.), 2016
This exhibition project takes place in various coffee shops and restaurants located between Mito Station and the Contemporary Art Museum. Curators of the Contemporary Art Center made a selection of works by young artists for this project. This event not only provides a new space for introducing young artists but also connects the daily lives of locals with art and creates a vibrant flow of people in the city and the museum.
Dates: Saturday, November 14, 2015-Sunday, January 17, 2016
Venue: OMISE, trattoria blackbird, Café Picco, MARUNI COFFEE, CAFE+ZAKKA+GALLERY MINERVA
Organized by: Mito Arts Foundation
Curated by: ISEKI Yu (Curator, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
*Works can be viewed during opening hours of the participating stores. Opening hours may vary from location to location. The works are exhibited inside the participating stores.
Katsuhiko Hibino “HIBINO CUP”
August 29 (Sat.), 2015
Participants in this annual workshop can enjoy both art and sports together. In the morning, each team of participants makes soccer goals, ball and uniforms using corrugated cardboard and packing materials. In the afternoon, they enjoy playing the original mini-soccer game. Parents, children and friends can enjoy the game together.
Date: Saturday, August 29; 10:00-16:00
＊In case of rain, the program is postponed to the next day.
Venue: Plaza, Art Tower Mito
Participants: Elementary school children and older
Fee: 500 per person, 2,000 for a group of 5 to 7 persons
Applications: Via e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify the following information in your email:
① team name, ② number of players, ③ leader’s phone number
Organized by: HIBINO CUP Working Team, Mito Arts Foundation
Supported by: Japan Football Association, Mito-city Football Association
Support from: Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Rengo Co. Ltd., Mito Holly Hock, MITO Junior Chamber Inc.
Special Support from: Mito21 no kai
Activity to invigorate downtown Mito
“Flip Book Manga Shopping Streets in Mito”
August 8 (Fri.), 2014, to October 19 (Sun.), 2014
Having walked around the central city area of Mito to find interesting buildings and objects, Yasuhiro Suzuki turns them into his “flip book manga” for the display at stores in the area.
＊Note: It is scheduled that “Flip Book Manga” is performed at “Yasuhiro Suzuki’s lab of mitate (likening)” exhibition to be held from Saturday, September 13 to Monday, November 24 at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Contact Details: Tel. 076-220-2800（21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa）
Dates:August to October
Venues:Various sites in Mito City, as well as Art Tower Mito
Organizers:Mito Arts Foundation
Cooperation:Mito Chamber of Commerce and Industry，local retail stores and dining facilities, etc.
Street Exhibition “Coffee & Art” Vol.2 Emi Nakata
November 30 (Sat.), 2013, to January 26 (Sun.), 2014
This exhibition project takes place in various coffees and restaurants located between Mito Station and the Contemporary Art Museum. Curators of the Contemporary Art center made a selection of works by young artists for this project. Not also will this provide a new space for introducing young artists, but it will also connect the daily lifes of locals with art and create a vibrant flow of people in the city and the museum.
Asatte Asagao Project Mito 2013 Harvest Festival
November 9 (Sat.), 2013, to November 9 (Sat.), 2013
Date:Saturday, November 9, 10:00-17:00
Venue:Upstairs of corridor, Art Tower Mito, Mito Keisei
Fee:Free *Meet the artist upstairs of the ATM corridor
Organized by:Asatte Asagao Project Executive Committee, Mito Arts Foundation
Special cooperation: Mito21 Group
Supports from: Asahi Breweries,Ltd. , Mito Agricultural High School, Mito Keisei,
MITO Junior Chamber Inc.
Katsuhiko Hibino HIBINO CUP
August 17 (Sat.), 2013
VenueArt Tower Mito (ATM) Plaza
HIBINO CUP began as a related event of Hibino’s solo exhibition "HIBINO EXPO 2005 (Hibino Katsuhiko’s One-man Exposition)" held at Art Tower Mito in 2005, in which workshop by Hibino and soccer tournament were combined.
Katsuhiko Hibino: "Asatte Asagao Project Mito 2013"
Field Demarcation and Seedling Planting Ceremony
June 2 (Sun.), 2013
The annual Asatte Asagao Project to plant asagao (morning glory) seedlings, which has now spread nationwide, began in 2005 at Art Tower Mito with a solo exhibition held by Katsuhiko Hibino. With each passing year, the project has enhanced communication among the local people involved in raising the seedlings, strengthening the bonds of the community.
Street Exhibition "Coffee & Art"
vol.1 Hidekazu Tanaka
April 13 (Sat.), 2013, to May 12 (Sun.), 2013
2012 oil on canvas 46 x 38cm
photo by Takuma Hidehira
The most recent project in the series is "Coffee & Art," in which the artworks of aspiring young artists will be displayed in five different eating and drinking establishments along the route between Mito Station and Art Tower Mito.
The project will be held two or three times annually. Besides giving young artists the opportunity to display their creations, it will provide the opportunity for citizens to experience art in their daily lives. It also aims to connect the Mito downtown with Art Tower Mito through an increased flow of people, boosting the town's level of activity.
The first featured artist in the "Coffee & Art" project is Hidekazu Tanaka, an abstract painter who incorporates the methods of music remixing in his works.