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Wed, Jun 05



Gyotaku: A Deep Dive

A deep dive into the traditional Japanese art of gyotaku with local artist, Nate Garrett!

 Gyotaku: A Deep Dive
 Gyotaku: A Deep Dive

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


About the event

Join us to learn about the traditional Japanese art of gyotaku. Gyo (fish) taku (to press or rub) is a method of fish printing in which real fish (and other sea creatures) are used as a printing plate. Professional gyotaku artist, Nate Garrett, will be discussing the origins of gyotaku, first as a form of record keeping, and its evolution into a modern day art form exploring three different methods and five distinct styles.

Along the way, we will also touch on Japanese sumi ink and paper making as well as traditional and modern tools of the trade. Nate will share his perspective on why gyotaku has relevance and importance in our modern world. Following the presentation there will be a live demonstration of the artform.

This is a free 1 hour and 30 minute long presentation with Q&A hosted on Zoom.

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