Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Installation and Class Visits with Etsuko Ichikawa

Artist Etsuko Ichikawa (3rd from left) takes a break from installation to meet
with a UW dance class, who created improvisational dances inspired by her work.
Courtesy of the UW Art Museum.

Work continued today on the installation, NACHI - between the eternal and the ephemeral - by Etsuko Ichikawa. The large, ceiling mounted spiral of suspended cotton threads is almost complete. Video projection and pyrographs - drawings created by molten glass on paper - have yet to be installed.

Ichikawa met with UW classes today, including a drawing class and several dance classes. Dancers in the class met with her and learned about the inspiration behind her work. They then created improvisational dances in the gallery (pictured above) under the guidance of instructor Margaret Wilson.

Installation will continue throughout the week, and an opening reception will be held on Friday evening, 6-8 pm. UW Department of Dance students will be in attendance and will be performing some of their improvisational dance pieces. The reception is free and open to the public.

Please call the Art Museum at 307.766.6622 for more information.

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