Paper Cut Stories
During this fun intensive workshop, participants will discover a variety of paper cutting applications, from ne art to public art. Each guest will conceive and produce unique papercuts while unleashing their inner creativity. With no experience necessary, you will learn the tips and tricks to creating your own paper-cutting masterpiece.
Dating back to second century China, the spread of paper brought the art of paper cutting in Chinese folk art. A common art form at the time was chuāng huā, or window paper owers. The paper cuttings would be displayed in windows letting light spill through the owers, and creating ower shadows. Mainly used during festivals, paper cuttings represented luck and happiness.
Born in France, Béatrice Coron lived in Egypt, Mexico, and China before moving to New York. An urban dweller for the last twenty years, Coron launched her career as an artist in New York. She has given workshops around the world as well as being selected to do a Ted Talk. (http://www.ted.com/talks/beatrice_coron_stories_cut_from_paper)
Drawing with a blade she makes environments for words and thoughts. Having created complex intimate books up to major works of public art. Her art is included in major collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, New York’s MTA Arts for Transit subways and airports.
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Refreshments will be served
Wine and Small Platters
$150 per person