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Artistry and Innovation in Japanese Ceramics and Printmaking

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Explore Expressions in Paper and Clay with faculty from the Kirk Newman Art School. Julie Devers (Chair of Ceramics) and Deborah
Mattson (Chair of Printmaking) will discuss works from the exhibition, which highlights the vibrant, engaging, and innovative traditions of Japanese printmaking and ceramics spanning the past fifty years. This exhibition continues the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ long-standing commitment to presenting art and techniques that intersect with disciplines taught in the Kirk Newman Art School, while illuminating Japanese innovations in art for the community.

Julie Devers has been teaching at the Kirk Newman Art School since 2001. Her studio, Newgrange Pottery, features individually designed pieces produced with thoughtful craftsmanship and simple glazes. Deborah Mattson is a printmaker specializing in intaglio, lithography, and book arts. She runs the studio Gun Plain Press, and her work seeks to express the beauty in everyday experiences and the observed environment.