Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper
Join us for the following in-person and online programs related to the special exhibition. For programs requiring advance registration, you may register online or call Guest Services, at 937-223-4278, during regular museum hours. Be sure to also explore the downloadable interactives. Check back often for updates and new information!
Raku Clay Firing Workshop
Dates: July 22nd and Aug 19th, event occurring throughout the day on an hourly schedule.
Cost: $35 members, $40 non-members, includes museum admission. Pre-registration required.
After glazing a clay object of their choice, participants will have their artwork set aflame using the Japanese Raku firing process. Taking place outdoors, guests will be able to watch as the clay transforms into unique and metallic hues of color that only this specialized firing technique can provide. All fired work will be cooled and ready for guests to take home within the same hour that it is glazed.
Exhibition Speaker Series: Yuko Kimura
Date: Saturday, 07/29/23, 3-4pm
Cost: Free with standard admission to DAI, pre-registration required
You are invited to this Artist Talk hosted by DAI. Join artist Yuko Kimura as she shares insights into her process and influences as an artist and printmaker. This program will take place alongside the exhibition Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper, currently on view at the DAI. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged.
Date: Saturday July 15, 1:30-2:30pm; Thursday August 24, 5:30-6:30pm
Cost: free for members, included with museum admission for non-members
Join Kettering Curator of Asian Art Peter Doebler in a conversation about the art and themes present in the exhibition Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper. Advanced reservation encouraged.
Dates: Select Saturdays, July 1, Aug. 5, Sep. 2; 1:30-2:30pm
Select Thursdays, July 20, Aug. 17, Sep 14; 6-7pm
Cost: Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members, pre-registration encouraged
Take part in a guided visit of our newest Special Exhibition and discover more about the artists and themes on-view through interactive discussion. Offered on select days and times while the exhibition is on-view. Tickets can be registered online or in-person the day of the program.
Indigo Shibori Paper Workshop
Dates: August 10th and September 7th, 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members
Using washi paper and silk, this workshop will explore the Japanese dyeing technique of Shibori to create unique patterned designs in paper with natural indigo pigments. Participants will learn the history of Shibori, a recipe for a natural indigo dye vat, and make several artworks including a Shibori silk scarf to take home.
Featured Image: Yuko Nishimura, Continuous Form, 2020, kyokushi paper. Image courtesy of the artist, Photo by Yosuke Otomo, © Yuko Nishimura and Yosuke Otomo