Art Focus
Lecture Series 2010

Sashiko and Other Traditional Japanese Techniques in Modern Guise
Thursday, April 22
4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Lucy Arai is a creative artist as well as a museum education and public program consultant. She is a participant in the U.S. Department of State Arts in Embassies Program, a nominee for the 2005 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award, and a San Francisco Asian Art Museum ”AsiaAlive” artist. Her work is collected and exhibited internationally.

Through the cyclical process of playful experimentation and disciplined practice Lucy Arai develops her fusion art. She creates new applications for Japanese techniques, such as sashiko embroidery and handmade sculpted papers, which she transforms with ink and watercolors into wall hangings.

Arai will share images and hands-on objects to highlight the story of how her art started as a mother-daughter/master-apprentice relationship which led to communicating with her Japanese uncle without speaking a common language. It is now her medium of expression for those things beyond words.

Art Focus lectures are open to all with a discount for Cantor Arts Center members. Registration will begin in January 2010. If a lecture is oversubscribed, members will be given priority. If space allows, a single session of a lecture series may be attended for a fee of $25. For more information or to become a member please call the Membership Office at 650-723-3482 or click here.

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