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Forest of Dreams: Woodcarving Demonstration

Photo by Tetsuya Iwasaki with courtesy of Nibutani Folk Handicraft Association

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition Forest of Dreams: Ainu and Native American Woodcarving, join us as artists from both cultures demonstrate traditional carving techniques at the Cultural Corner of the Garden’s Japanese Arts Learning Center.

Gain a deeper appreciation for these vibrant cultures and the artistry being exhibited in the Garden’s Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries, where both demonstrating artists have contributed works to the exhibition on display.

Photo courtesy of Bobby Mercier

Cultural Advisor for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and artist Bobby Mercier and Ainu artist Toru Kaizawa, woodcarver from the craft village of Nibutani in Hokkaido, will present traditional carving on works in progress and will answer questions. Open to the public.

For a list of all upcoming special events commemorating the opening weekend of the Forest of Dreams exhibition, please refer to this agenda of Opening Weekend Events.