Lecture: Katazome Today with Seiko Purdue

Lecture: Katazome Today with Seiko Purdue

Thursday, December 14, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lecture 5:30 – 6:30, followed by question-and-answer session
at the Boise Art Museum
(Doors open @ 5:20 p.m.)

Join textile expert, artist, and curator Seiko Purdue as she discusses the history of Katazome and Katagami (stencil paper) and explains these ancient Japanese techniques.  She will share innovations by the Katazome artists whose artworks are on display at the Boise Art Museum.  To further illustrate the migrations of these ancient art processes into the contemporary art world, Seiko will introduce artworks by her students at Western Washington University as well.

Seiko Purdue is Professor in the Fibers/Fabrics area in the Department of Art at Western Washington University.  After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Kyoto Seika University in 1992, she came to the United States, where she received a Master of Arts at Montclair State University and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She has exhibited textile installations widely and has taught workshops on Japanese textiles for many years.  She co-curated Katazome Today:  Migrations of a Japanese Art, currently on display at the Boise Art Museum.



BAM Members $10
Non-members $15
BAM Collectors Forum Members are FREE (reservations required in advance)

or call 208.345-8330 x110

This lecture is designed for adults. Fees for the lecture are non-refundable.
Tickets are limited to seating capacity. Advance purchase required.  No tickets will be sold at the door.
Tickets are in the form of a will-call list at the door.

In conjunction with BAM’s current exhibition

Katazome Today: Migrations of a Japanese Art »

Katazome Today: Migrations of a Japanese Art was organized by the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
Amy Chaloupka, Whatcom Museum Curator of Art
Seiko Purdue, Western Washington University Professor of Fiber and Fabrics

This exhibition at the Boise Art Museum has been made possible in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Idaho Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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