NEO Shows proper last respects for John Jackson and Masumi Hayashi

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 08/26/2006 - 20:42.


Today the bleak Beck Center for the Arts had a heart pounding inside, to the beat of a Masumi Hayashi retrospective... that is the power of art, even when the artist is dead. 100s of friends of slain artists Masumi Hayashi and John Jackson consoled themselves and those who joined them, with staged remembrances to the memorial gathering, which were broadcast throughout the center and had great impact. There were places to read some of the articles that have been written about Masumi over the years... mostly since her death... and a project of having attendees write messages to the artists on tissue paper and tying them to cords strung in front of the center, in what was described as a Japanese tradition.

The spectacular grouping of Masumi's work spanned many decades of remarkable inspiration. Thanks to Masumi for her wonderful ability to bring form to spirituality, and awareness of human strength and weakness to those who are receptive.