Washi Art & Design ブルーミントンでの展覧会 2017.8

Washi Art & Design インディアナ州ブルーミントンでの展覧会
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center


Washi Art and Design: International Paper Art Exhibition and Surihaku Workshop

Exhibition: August 26 to September 21, 2017
Workshop*: September 1, 2017, 1 pm – 4 pm
Reception: September 1, 2017, 5 pm – 8 pm

Yuri Kawai (Japan)
Sachiko Kinoshita (Japan)
Amanda Ross (U.S.)
Rowland Ricketts (U.S.)
Koji Shibazaki (Japan)
Jenny Stopher (U.S.)
Mikako Suzuki (Japan)
Ruigang Zhou (China)
Jiangmei Wu (U.S./China)


About Washi and Professor Koji Shibazaki:

Washi paper is made from the long inner fibers of three plants: kozo (mulberry tree), mitsumata and gampi. Due to these raw materials and the traditional craft techniques, Washi papermaking has no negative environmental impact. The paper is very strong and can last as long as a few hundred years.  In Japan, Washi has played a major role in the life style and culture of the Japanese people. In addition to its more common uses in stationary and in the fine arts, Washi is used in many different cultural activities such as in religious and ceremonial events. Its fabric like quality makes it suitable for applications in fashion, interior lighting and interior furnishing. Though there is long history of Washi papermaking in Japan, today only a few Washi papermakers are continuing their papermaking traditions and Professor Koji Shibazaki’s Washi research lab at Aichi University of Arts is one of them. Professor Shibazaki and his students have been making many different types of Washi in the lab. For more information on his research and teaching, please visit http://labo.a-mz.com.

Jiangmei Wu