Weekly Feature

2017-02-16 / Education

Upcoming exhibit set for Roycroft Campus

The Roycroft Campus has announced the first exhibit for the 2017 schedule at the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery.

The first exhibit will open on Saturday, Feb. 25, with a collection of linoleum block prints from Yoshiko Yamamoto, titled “The Four Seasons.” The campus will host a members-only wine and cheese preview for this exhibit, from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.

Yoshiko, who grew up in Tokyo City, has a deep reverence for the artistic styles of her Asian heritage. In particular, she studied a traditional Japanese technique of carving wood blocks to make postcard-sized prints. All the work was done by hand, but made inexpensively, so that everyone could afford to purchase a piece of art.

Upon moving to the U.S. in her early 20s, Yoshiko discovered the Arts & Crafts Movement, letterpress printing and the ideas of William Morris, who also believed in art for the masses as well as finding artistic inspiration from the natural world. In the evolution of her work, Yoshiko has blended the methodologies that have resonated with her from both the East and the West.

The campus will present four additional exhibits this year.

For more information on this and other events on the Roycroft Campus, call 655-0261 or visit www.roy croftcampuscorp.com.

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