Festival of Fine Craft 2011
PAUL STANKARD BOOK SIGNING
The Gallery of Fine Craft at WheatonArts
Sunday, October 2, 2011 from Noon to 2pm
Available in The Gallery of Fine Craft at WHEATONARTS
Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard
168 Pages Hardcover: $80.00
Published by The Robert M. Minkoff Foundation
SPECIAL EDITION Individually Remarked By The Artist
This special edition features a one-of-a-kind rendering hand-drawn and signed by Paul Stankard with hand-applied coloring by his daughter Katherine Stankard Campbell.
This unique work of art will be available for this special price for a limited time.
$500.00 One-page illustration
$700.00 Two-page illustration
A portion of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to the WheatonArts Studio programs
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Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 1pm to 3pm
During the Festival of Fine Craft
Location: Education/Folklife Center at WheatonArts
Rui Sasaki, Home/House
The presentation is based on a work created by Rui Sasaki in 2011 using glass, glass powder and gum arabic.
"The work that I made at WheatonArts during my fellow-ship is related to how I feel about my home in Japan. I have been in the U.S. for four years. I do not feel homey when I am at home in Japan. However, I’m not feeling that I’m an “American” at all when I am in the U.S. I am losing the sense of home. I believe that House is a physical shelter but Home is a psychologically important container, holding memories and nostalgia. How can I lose my sense of home in Japan? I draw my parents’ house in Japan (I grew up there and lived there for 13 years) with glass powder (turned transparent) on a sheet glass. The drawing is hardly seen when you try to look at it. Once light is through the glass, the shadow is cast on a wall and you can see the house. Using transparent pigment for drawing my Home is how I feel about my Home in Japan now."
Yuka Otani, Solid Liquid
Yuka Otani has a fascination for transparent and fluid materials. During her fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America, she is developing an ongoing body of work that explores glass in relation to water.
Her inspirations are taken from things such as traditional Japanese basin used for rituals and "Hojoki," an essay by a 13th century poet Kamono Chomei who expresses the sense of "Mujokan" (impermanence) through the metaphor of a river flow.