Shibori – An Ancient Japanese Dye Technique

Shibori is known to be one of the oldest Indigo dying techniques in Japan. It was most popular in the early Edo period when the lower classes were prohibited from wearing silk.

I will be showing and selling my recent Shibori work at Art All Day Trenton, on Saturday, Nov 4 at 143 E State St (Broad St. Bank Building) from 12 pm – 6 pm. Come out and check them out! 

For Shibori, the cloth can be bound, stitched, folded, twisted, clamped and/ or compressed. Each method that is used is done in harmony with the type of cloth to create beautiful surface designs.

Fabrics have all different characteristics, so the method must be chosen carefully to achieve the desired effect. The results are endless and can be as simple or as elaborate as the artist wants.

I use 100 percent cotton items to dye using Shibori techniques.

I will be sharing space with Janis Blayne Paul – Karmic Stone/Distinctive Stone Art Tile and Community Arts – an arts group with HomeFront’s ArtSpace Artists.

 

Opening Friday: SB Art Commission Show “Botany & Zoology”

I am pleased to say I have a piece included in South Brunswick Arts Commission’s exhibit “Botany & Zoology.”

My collage, Peaceful Underwater World, is in the exhibit, which opens this week at the gallery of the South Brunswick Municipal Building, 540 Rt. 522 in South Brunswick.

A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held Friday, March 10 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Municipal Building. (Unfortunately, I am unable to attend as I am traveling that day but the public may participate.) The exhibit runs until May 19, 2017.

If you have a little time and would like to see the work of some awesome artists, stop by and check it out sometime.

Full size image of invitation.

Scenes from Communiversity: An Arts Fest in Princeton

Crowds swarmed the historic streets and locales of downtown Princeton today. Witherspoon and Nassau streets and Palmer Square were filled with a diverse collection of people. All were enjoying the April sun, the food, the music and art that sum up what is “Communiversity.”

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) is the organizer of this truly community-wide event. Many, many groups were on hand such as non-profts, schools, restaurants, art groups, student groups, religious organizations, and more.

The variety of music and arts was quite impressive from Chinese instrumental musicians to a Bollywood-style “flash mob” of dancers to the good ol’ rock ‘n roll band of yore.

A great day for a great event. And I got in my 10,000 steps today!

I am sharing my videos of the music and dance and martial art below. They are very brief phone vids. Also, scroll down to see the gallery of still shots.

Gallery of Still Photos

Pop-Up Exhibit to Benefit Homefront

A pop-up exhibit, titled ArtJam, is open on Palmer Square in Princeton, and continues through March 15.  The exhibit will benefit Homefront, an agency that assists Mercer County’s homeless population.

Learn more about this great and affordable opportunity to buy original works of art from the local community.

Visit NJ.com website –
Fine Arts: ArtJAM pop-up exhibition on Palmer Square in Princeton benefits HomeFront
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See this preview video of the show!