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The Girls Only Leadership Development (GOLD) program invites all 8th grade girls in Cambridge to join us for the 2017-2018 year! GOLD is a free empowerment girls program that meets every other week, starting in November. Registration is now open. Click here for more info!


November Artists

November Artists

"Japanese Calligraphy"

by Neville Place Residents


Neville Place at the November 2017 YWCA Cambridge Art Showcase

Since February 2015, a group of Neville Place residents have been learning and practicing the ancient art of Japanese calligraphy and writing with Kanji and Hiragana symbols. Each of these symbols are artistic images created with the appropriate brushes, Sumi ink and rice paper.

Our class is led by Yoko Heshiki, who learned formal Japanese calligraphy from an early age in Okinawa. She started the Neville Place classes by presenting simple Japanese words such as numbers from one to ten, the days of the week and the months of the year. With her help we have gone on to inscribing not only words and phrases but entire Japanese proverbs.

We love calligraphy because it teaches us simplicity, focus and quiet discipline. We really enjoy this class. Both Yoko and the residents have been impressed with the energy and concentration of the classes and the artistic progress of our brush styles.

We are honored to be able to take part in this year’s YWCA Cambridge November Art Showcase and hope to participate in future YWCA Cambridge events.

-Neville Place Calligraphy Students

This display was created by the Neville Place Assisted Living Residents alongside their instructor Yoko Heshiki. Neville Place Assisted Living is located in Cambridge, MA. 

If you are a local artist who identifies with the YWCA mission, "eliminating racism, empowering women", and would like to display your work at the YWCA Cambridge, please contact us. We would love to work with you!


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