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Last Week to See Two Exhibitions at UW Art Museum
August 3, 2011 — Saturday, Aug. 6, will be the last day to see "Etsuko Ichikawa: NACHI - between the eternal and the ephemeral" and "Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865): Japanese Kabuki Portraits from the Art Museum Collection" at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
"NACHI - between the eternal and the ephemeral" is comprised of a series of large pyrographs (drawings created with molten glass on paper), thousands of suspended cotton threads, audio and a video projection that creates a contemplative environment within the gallery setting. Ichikawa says the installation was inspired by the waterfall, Nachi, in Kumano, which has been a destination for worship and purification in Japan for 1,200 years.
"Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865): Japanese Kabuki Portraits from the Art Museum Collection" features kabuki actor portraits by the one of the most popular, prolific and financially successful artists of woodblock prints in 19th century Japan. Renowned during his own lifetime, Kunisada produced between 20,000 to 25,000 designs for woodblock prints. Without artists like Kunisada, there would be no visual record of kabuki actors.
Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Dr. in Laramie, the museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays. Admission is free.
"Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865): Japanese Kabuki Portraits from the Art Museum Collection" and "Etsuko Ichikawa: NACHI - between the eternal and the ephemeral" exhibitions will close Saturday, Aug. 6 at the UW Art Museum. (UW Art Museum)