Friday, October 2, 2009

Netsuke Carving Demonstration on Monday Evening

A netsuke titled, Chanticleer, by Montana artist Nick Lamb. Lamb will be at the museum on Monday night to give a netsuke carving demonstration.
Photo courtesy of the artist.
A netsuke carving demonstration by Montana artist Nick Lamb will be held at the Art Museum on Monday evening, October 5 at 6 pm. Netsuke are small toggles that were worn with traditional Japanese men's clothing. The netsuke hung from the obi belt of a kimono to counterbalance the weight of a small pouch or medicine box. This public program is being held in conjunction with the exhibition, Ichiro: Netsuke, A Life's Work, The Huey G. and Phyllis T. Shelton Collection of Ichiro Inada Netsuke that is currently on view at the Art Museum through November 14.

Lamb carved his first netsuke in 1983 and is today recognized as one of the foremost contemporary, non-Japanese netsuke carvers. Lamb began his formal training in graphic design while attending Berkshire College of Art in his native England. In 1973 he started woodcarving as a hobby. By the early 1980s he had won several woodcarving prizes. His work has been exhibited internationally.
Bring the family by the Art Museum this Monday night at 6 pm for this fun, educational and FREE event! For more information, please call 307.766.6622.

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