February 2023 Exhibition: UMUI Photo Exhibition by Everett Kennedy Brown
February 4 - March 3, 2023

©Everett Kennedy Brown

Over the centuries the Okinawan people have learned to protect their spiritual treasures from powerful invaders. It is perhaps their humility and tenacious spirit that is expressed in this word, Umui, that has enabled them to survive the most severe hardships, both natural and political. I believe the time has come to introduce the deep and gentle spiritual tradition of the Okinawan people. It is important not only for the Okinawan people and their descendants; it is also important in light of the geopolitical changes we are now seeing in East Asia.

Bruce Osborn Exhibition Committee Chair
Peter Lyon Exhibition Co-Chair