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Painting Peace: Film Screening and Conversation with Kaz Tanahashi and Zen Center Founder Joan Amaral



Tuesday, July 17
6:00 pm
Doors Open:
5:30 pm
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The Cabot
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States

The Cabot Theater presents a special screening of the film Painting Peace: The Life and Art of Kazuaki Tanahashi (2016), directed by Babeth VanLoo, followed by an on-stage conversation with Kaz and Joan Amaral. This event is part of Kaz Tanahashi’s week-long residency in Beverly in collaboration with Montserrat College of Art, Cabot Street Books, Atomic Cafe, Shodokan Dojo and Zen Center North Shore.

“When I write, I am a writer; when I paint, I paint.”– Kazuaki Tanahashi, artist, Zen teacher, writer, calligrapher and peace-activist

This documentary film sets out to discover the driving force behind the extraordinary art and peace work of Kazuaki Tanahashi, world renowned artist, poet, translator, and peace activist. We see the beginnings of his devotion to peace born out of Hiroshima, the relationship with his father, and his teacher Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. We witness exchanges with artists and peacemakers from all around the world, and the birth of his materials, ink and brushes, made by hand. And we see how Kaz embodies with his whole being, and each of his actions, a life not just dedicated to peace, but a life that is peace.

For more information on Kaz’s residency in Beverly July 16-21 please go to www.zencenternorthshore.org or call 781.718.5455.

Painting Peace: A Week with Kaz TanahashiJuly 16 – 21, 2018, Beverly, Massachusetts