Tea Scrolls & Ceremony
July 14th - August 31st 2017
Opening Reception & Ceremony with ArtfulTea,
Friday 14 July 5-7 pm
Photographer Kitty Leaken is fascinated by tea, tea rooms and tea ceremonies – so fascinated that she has traveled the world to photograph tea houses and tea ceremonies – including Mariage Fréres Tea Room in Paris, afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, yak butter tea in Tibet, and ArtfulTea in Santa Fe.
Appropriately, she has steeped her ephemeral photographic images in tea, creating scrolls that may be hung on a wall, but also rolled up for travel.
“The scrolls are a meditation. They help people escape from the stresses of a busy day,” Kitty explains, adding that tea has lots of ritual around it. “The best, most simple ceremony is a quiet cup of tea with a friend.”