japan http://wmuk.org en Temari thread balls: A lesser-known Japanese art http://wmuk.org/post/temari-thread-balls-lesser-known-japanese-art <p>This month, Ethy Denardo is hosting a workshop on Temari, or decorated Japanese thread balls, at <a href="http://www.comstocklibrary.org/comstock/events.asp">Comstock Public Library</a>.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 01:40:11 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 9322 at http://wmuk.org Temari thread balls: A lesser-known Japanese art Japanese bamboo art, a more than 600 year old craft http://wmuk.org/post/japanese-bamboo-art-more-600-year-old-craft <p>You might have stopped by the <a href="http://www.kiarts.org/">Kalamazoo Institute of Arts</a> this summer and seen the exhibit on contemporary Japanese bamboo art. It’ll be at the KIA until September 15th. One of the artists, Shohaku Yufu, gave a demonstration Wednesday.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 04:55:19 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 8311 at http://wmuk.org Japanese bamboo art, a more than 600 year old craft "Land of the Rising Sun" exhibits Japanese culture http://wmuk.org/post/land-rising-sun-exhibits-japanese-culture <p>Every few years, the <a href="http://www.southhavenarts.org/#!">South Haven Center for the Arts</a> has a cultural exhibit. This year, the center will turn into a little slice of Japan.</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:57:28 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 580 at http://wmuk.org "Land of the Rising Sun" exhibits Japanese culture Local artist to make documentary about Japanese woodblock printing http://wmuk.org/post/local-artist-make-documentary-about-japanese-woodblock-printing <p>Kalamazoo wood block print artist <a href="http://www.marybrodbeck.com/">Mary Brodbeck</a> says she has come to realize that very few people understand how a wood block print is made. A conference for such artists was held in Japan last year and Brodbeck attended, both as an accomplished print maker, and as a novice filmmaker.&nbsp;Brodbeck says learning to make a documentary was and still is a steep learning curve, but she had to tell the story of an art process that she feels few people actually understand.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:58:09 +0000 Lorraine Caron 171 at http://wmuk.org Local artist to make documentary about Japanese woodblock printing