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Washi Artistry

International Paper Art Exhibition

Starts: Thursday, August 31, 2017,
Ends: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:00am

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

Originally invented in ancient China during the Eastern Han period, Chinese papermaking has greatly contributed to the spread and development of civilization. Today, this rich tradition of handmade paper is still practiced in Japan due to strong interests from the artistic and research communities in contemporary society. Since 2014, the traditional craft of handmaking Japanese paper, or Washi (Wa means “Japanese” and Shi means “paper”), has been listed as an intangible cultural heritage activity by UNESCO. This group exhibition intends to highlight Washi papermaking in Japan as well as textile and fiber art practices in the United States. The exhibition will include works by Professor Koji Shibazaki of Aichi University of Arts, his students, and other Japanese artists. It will also include works by Rowland Ricketts, Tracy Templeton, Jiangmei Wu, and MFA students from the School of Art + Design at IUB. This event is free & open to the public. Contact Jiangmei Wu (School of Art + Design) for details.