Sept. 4, 2003: Capilano College welcomes first artist-in-residence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 4, 2003
Contact: Wayne Eastcott at 604.986.1911, local 2053
(NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)--Internationally renowned Japanese artist, Michiko Suzuki, will be holding an opening of her prize-winning works at Capilano College’s Studio Art Gallery, located at 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, on Thursday, September 11 at 4 p.m.
Suzuki, who is widely recognized for her contribution in contemporary art, is also the College’s first artist-in-residence. She will spend the next four months developing her own work and interacting with students and College employees through demonstrations and seminars that will centre on her personal approach and use of washi paper.
Suzuki spent three months last year as artist-in-residence at the University of Alberta. While the university would have liked to have her return, she chose to come to Capilano College instead.
“I wanted to collaborate with art instructor, Wayne Eastcott, because his work is very interesting to me,” Suzuki said. “His work has flexibility and I like that style. Also, collaboration between artists is rare as we usually work independently. I am looking forward to the challenge.”
While Suzuki’s demonstrations will have a studio focus, it may be possible for other art professionals, collectors, etc, to attend some of her events. They include:
September 10 at 10 a.m., an informal discussion of work and ideas
September 11 at 4 p.m., a talk and pubic exhibition opening
September 15 at 9:30 a.m., demonstration of platemaking
October 15 at 10 a.m., chine colle
November 12 at 10 a.m., Japanese lining process
September to December, collaborative works produced with Wayne Eastcott, to be exhibited in Vancouver and Tokyo.
For more information on these demonstrations and seminars, please call the printmaking office at 604.986.1911, local 2053.
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