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Two Cultures: One Spirit, 2008

July 1 - 8, 2008
The Saitama Modern Art Museum
Saitama, Japan
Doug Haynes helped to organize the exchanges in 2000 and 2002.
In the Fall of 2000 the South Central (SC) Chapter of WP&S celebrated their 100th anniversary by inviting professional Japanese artists and their families to Madison, Wisconsin, for a week of home hosting, joint museum exhibitions, demonstrations and art related activities. It was a rousing success. In October 2002 their new Japanese friends reciprocated by hosting the SC Chapter members with the same. Bonds of friendship were strengthened. Understanding and appreciation of cultures and traditions of both countries were enhanced. Family life and art techniques were shared.

The Japanese artists were so impressed by their experience here that they formed a non-profit organization called Japan on the Road. Its members returned here in 2005. All Chapters of WP&S were invited to participate and the event expanded into statewide venues. In July 2008 the fourth event took place in Japan.
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Works by Doug E. L. Haynes