My desire to create art comes from my search for the meaning of our existence. I use my artwork as a key to understand others and myself. The most precious thing in my life is the growth process. Art is my guide and mentor....
Sunday, May 16, 2010
New Classes & IPC Exhibition 2010
BOOK AS ART
When thinking about books as an art medium, your creative possibilities will expand in many different directions. This course will focus on traditional book-making techniques in order to find modern applications that can benefit you artwork. We will explore the ways artists of the past made decorative paper combined with other art mediums: Cutting, pasting, measuring and sewing are bookbinding methods that will be employed in conjunction with collage, assemblage and installation. Students will learn how to present their creations by making their own portfolios and diverse book structures. The history of books as art will also be shown through images and samples.
National Academy School of Fine Arts 5 East 89th St. New York City 10128
Selected by Philip Pearlstein in its gallery at 508 West 26th Street, Room 5A, between 10th and 11th Avenues in Chelsea. On view from May 18 – June 26, 2010, the show consists of sixty-seven pieces by sixty-seven emerging to established artists, selected from a pool of nearly 2,200 submissions.
ART WITHOUT BORDERS
April 15th - May 29th, 2010
Grady Alexis Gallery, El Taller Latino Americano 2710 Broadway (104st), 3rd floor New York, NY 212.665.9460
Open Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm Sat 10am-1pm and by appointment
Yasuyo Tanaka became involved in bookbinding and papermaking in 2000. She has worked as a book conservation technician at the libraries of New York Botanical Gardens and Union Theological Seminary as well as for independent artists and bookbinders. She has taught workshops and given lectures at Poznon Academy of Fine Art in Poland, Vilnius Graphic Arts Center in Lithuania, Tochigi Prefectural Museum in Japan, and the Center for Book Arts in NYC.