2013 / Los Angeles / Japan Foundation / Handcrafted Form, July 11 – Aug. 21

 

20130604 Handcraft Edo decorated hand-made papers(Edo karakami) Lamp

Edo: Decorated hand-made papers(Edo karakami) Lamp

 

Opening Reception

Thursday, July 11, at 7:00 pm

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036     Light refreshment will be served

Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques

Duration: July 11 – August 21, 2013

Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

             Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

             Closed on Mondays

Venues:

Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036   www.JFLALC.org   (323) 761-7510

Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036  www.CAFAM.org    (323) 937-4230

Folk Art Everywhere:

La Casa Del Mariachi, 1836 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Mama’s Hot Tamales Café, 2124 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

SAJE, 152 West 32nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Admission: Free

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The Japan Foundation Los Angeles brings a world-traveling exhibition Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques to Los Angeles from July 11 through August 21.

Handcrafted Form introduces contemporary examples of traditional arts and crafts that have developed within the context of daily life, including ceramics, textiles, metalwork, lacquerware, woodcraft, papermaking, and writing implements.

Over ninety pieces will be display at the Japan Foundation Los Angeles’ auditorium in Miracle Mile district, the nearby the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s first-floor gallery, and four additional locations around Los Angeles as part of Folk Art Everywhere, a project that promotes the unique cultural and artistic landscape of Los Angeles by bringing art into unexpected spaces and celebrating all folk.

Through this exhibition, master artists and craftspeople display the depth of their creativity and the richness of their traditions, honed in regional workshops rooted deeply in the climate and landscape of regions all across Japan. The exhibition both utilitarian objects and creative works of art.

The Japan Foundation is located at 5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, closed on Mondays. www.JFLALC.org

The Craft and Folk Art Museum is located at 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. www.CAFAM.org

There will be no charge to see this exhibit at any venues.

20130604 Handcraft Nanbu iron ware Iron kettle rest with flax ornament

Nanbu iron ware: Iron kettle rest with flax ornament

 

20130604 Handcraft Wajima lacquer Two bowls for soup

Wajima lacquer: Two bowls for soup

 

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