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2019 - 2020

North Elementary, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia

Teaching the Art of Origami

2019 - 2020

Greensburg-Salem High School

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

2019 - 2020

St. Paul School

Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia

2020 - 2021

North Elementary 

Morgantown, West Virginia

2020 - 2021

West Virginia Diocese Residency

Corpus Christi

2021 - 2022

East Central Greene

Carmichaels Area Middle School

Making Origami Birds

Morgantown Magazine

"A Lesson In Art & Audience"

June 10, 2021


North Elementary teachers are thinking up creative ways to educate their students.




Please click the above button to read the article.

2021 - 2022

Southeastern Greene

Bobtown Elementary School

Johnstown Mural

Public Art Mural in Johnstown Pennsylvania

2021

2022

West Greene Elementary School

                                                                                                                                          2022 - 2023

                                                                                                                       Brownsville School District, Pennsylvania

2022 - 2023

Jefferson-Morgan

Greene County, Pennsylvania

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2022 - 2023
North Elementary
Morgantown, West Virginia
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  Her work addresses a perspective on nature that is found within my own culture. I believe personal history is influenced by one's culture, which originates through nature. My work demonstrates how the two are deeply connected, as I have been investigating how I personally relate to my own culture through nature. I will never forget the moment when I found a single small cherry blossom tree outside my studio during my first year of study in the United States. I have never missed my country as much as I did in that moment, it triggered an intense memory of home which invoked some very strong emotions. From that experience, I have learned that a cherry blossom tree could serve as a symbol of where I come from, as well as enable me to share a very special and personal experience, as the cherry blossom is a very iconic symbol of Japanese culture.

  Hiromi’s paintings are created in the Japanese traditional painting technique. I import most of my painting materials, such as Japanese traditional pigments and animal based collagen glue from Japan. Most of my work is painted on wooden panels or paper, which I have used to begin creating Japanese style screens. $his method allows the imagery to help build a connection for the viewer to my culture and  background in a personal way. She screens serve as a cultural barrier which is always present, yet not always noticeable, in our everyday life.

  Since the recent natural disaster in her home country of Japan, she has begun to yearn for the resiliency so often seen in nature. Her paintings represent her wish to exist with nature and culture in a harmonious relationship not only in my life, but also in the person she is and will become.

2015 – 2016

McGuffey Middle/High School

Washington County, Pennsylvania

2017 – 2018

Wheeling County Day School

Ohio County, West Virginia

Bentworth Middle/High School

Washington County, Pennsylvania

2018 – 2019

Fort Cherry

Washington County, Pennsylvania

2019-2020

North Elementary

Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia

Greensburg-Salem High School

Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

St. Paul School

Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia

 

2019 - 2020

North Elementary

Morgantown, West Virginia

 

2020 - 2021

North Elementary

Morgantown, West Virginia

West Virginia Diocese Residency

Corpus Christi

 

2021 - 2022

Bobtown Elementary School

Southeastern Greene County

Carmichaels Area Middle School

East Central Greene County

West Greene Elementary School

Greene County

Fayette County Career & Technical Center

Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Johnstown High School

Cambria County, Pennsylvania

 

2022 - 2023

Brownsville School District

Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Laurel Highlands School District

Fayette County, Pennsylvania

North Elementary

Morgantown, West Virginia

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Jefferson-Morgan

Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Airport Display

RAC Artist Hiromi Katayama's art work created at Bentworth High School was chosen to be on display at the Pittsburgh International Airport from

September - December 2018.

 

Hiromi Katayama

2018 - 2019

Hiromi at Ft. Cherry, Washington County, Pennsylvania

2019

Jefferson Morgan Middle/HS -Feb 24
Greene County, Pennsylvania

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