An educator by profession, Christine Renden Haggarty, took her first calligraphy class in 1995 with Kazuaki Tanahashi and that made all the difference.
With my love of languages and meditation practice, calligraphy found a true home in my heart. I find calligraphy and meditation to be remarkably similar in requiring continuous practice and patience. After being in public education for 30 years, I took early retirement to pursue my passion for calligraphy.
2022 The Embodied Line – Art of Ink International Society – San Francisco and Healdsburg, California
2020 Ink Dialogue, Art of Ink Society – Paris and d’Avignon, France.
2018 Beauty of Ink, Art of Ink in America Society – Graduate Theological Union Library, City of 10,000 Buddhas and Bangkok, Thailand
2017 Calligraphies in Conversation – San Francisco Library
2015 Solo Exhibit Moshin Vineyards
2015 Taimuk Exhibition, Busan, Korea
2013 Godwin-Ternbach Museum, New York
2013 Nijiiro Exhibition, Naples, Italy
2012 Solo Exhibit Moshin Vineyards
2011 Taimuk Exhibition, Busan, Korea
2006 Geneva, Switzerland
2006 Taimuk Exhibition, Beijing, China
2003 Amherst Gallery, Russian River, CA
Associate Editor for “Heart of the Brush,”
a calligraphy book by Kazuaki Tanahashi.
Published 2016 Shambhala Publications.
2012 – current ~ Friends of Calligraphy
2013 – current ~ Art of Ink International Society
2014- current East/West Calligraphy Workshop – A week long calligraphy workshop with Monica Dengo and Kazuaki Tanahashi.
2012-current~International Zen Calligraphy Intensive – A week long calligraphy intensive, with Kazuaki Tanahashi, covering in depth East Asian calligraphy.
2000-current~Zen Brush Workshop – A two day calligraphy workshop, with Kazuaki Tanahashi.