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Exhibit: 'Between' (Art + Haiku)

  • Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing 33 West Broadway Street Shelbyville, IN, 46176 United States (map)

In our gallery (located in the library’s annex, the Carnegie East Wing), we are pleased to present ‘Between’ Art by Tohei Mano with collaboration Haiku Poetry by local writer, TJ Havens.

  • The opening will be February 2. The display will run through February 28.

  • A book signing and reception will be held on February 20 at 6:30pm in the library’s annex, the Carnegie East Wing.


“I have admired haiku for many years. I admire the timeless, universal thought that the art form evokes. When I write haiku, I am happy in expressing my inward reflections of our external world.

I like the word ‘Between’ for the exhibition title because the word holds infinite variables of meaning and expression. The sharing of Japanese and American culture between Tohei Mano and myself has been an enriching, creative experience.” TJ Havens

“For me, the title ‘Between’ means all the subtle relationships between image and word, inner world and outer world, US culture and Japanese culture, and traveling and staying, and collaboration between TJ Havens and me.

I would like the viewers to try to find or imagine subtle relationships between haiku poetry by TJ Havens and my abstract images.” Tohei Mano

Find out about the many sources available in the Genealogy & History Department. Questions? Donna Dennison, Genealogy Department Head, at (317) 398-8144 or

Earlier Event: February 1
Anime Night
Later Event: February 2
Fireside Sewing