On Tuesday October 15, Akemi Nakano Cohn delivered her lecture - Journeys and Traces: Art and Life through Katagami. In the talk Akemi presented an evocative journey that began with her family's traditional japanese costumes. Akemi discussed her art and how certain commissions were the result of attempting to translate a particular inspiration.
Akemi concluded the talk by showing some of the traditional tools used in her work and holding up both the finished cloth and the stencils used to make the distinctive patterns. She explained how the the stencils were made and cut and how they were an early mass production technique.
Our next lecture is The Sylvan Spirit with Lorraine Roy on Tueday October 22nd. Tickets are still available here.