Saturday, January 12 2013
No Longer Bored Family Day: BankInk!
On this day, children and adults are invited to join No Longer Empty and Resobox for a 75-minute demonstration course on Sumi-e from 1:00-2:15 pm.
More art-making and exploring activities will take place until 4:00pm.
About the technique:
Sumi-e, also called Suiboku-ga, is the art of ink wash-painting. Characteristically, it is an East Asian art, and has been practiced there for well over a thousand years. Sumi-e depicts the spirit or essence of an object or scene rather than its outward appearance — and does so in the fewest possible strokes. Because of this simplicity, the painter’s character and personality come through in his/her work. In both viewing and creating, Sumi-e is a very contemplative form of painting.
About the Instructor:
Ayakoh Furukawa has practiced calligraphy through Nihonshogei-in since she was seven years old, receiving many awards. She also studied under Zen monk calligrapher and painter Sougyu Kashimoto in Osaka, Japan. In New York, she studied Japanese and Chinese Art History at Hunter College, the City University of New York where she received the Master of Fine Art. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited internationally at numerous art institutions such as Japan Society, Jersey City Museum and the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art.
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When: 1-4pm Saturday, January 12
Where: 29-27 41st Avenue, Queens
Subway: Queens Plaza M, E, R
Queensboro Plaza N, Q and 7
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