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Yuji Hiratsuka – Lecture and Studio Demonstration

Kala Art Institute and California Society of Printmakers are excited to co-host Internationally renowned printmaker Yuji Hiratsuka’s lecture and studio demonstration at Kala Gallery on Saturday, October 27 at 1pm.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn first-hand Hiratsuka’s unique intaglio four color printing methodology from just one copper plate. The lecture will take place in the Kala Gallery.

Yuji Hiratsuka was born 1954 in Osaka, Japan. In 1985 he moved to the US, where he currently serves as a Professor of Printmaking at Oregon State University, Corvallis. Hiratsuka’s has been exhibited in the Americas, Europe and Asia. In the last four years he has had 14 solo shows in the US, several international solo shows and received numerous awards.

Although his artwork is representational, he deals with more metaphorical aspects in his work. Informed by traditional Japanese printmaking, Hiratsuka’s images add a sense of whimsy, satire and irony that relate closely to contemporary life and western sensibilities.

LECTURE & SLIDESHOW-1pm
Free admission to CSP and Kala members.
Open to public, $5-$15 sliding scale. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, 510-841-7000

DEMONSTRATION to follow (Reservation Required)
Limited to 25.
Priority to CSP and Kala members. RSVP on Eventbrite.
Kala Studio, 1060 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, 510-549-2977

California Society of Printmakers
CSP is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization which promotes the practice and appreciation of fine art contemporary printmaking in the West.
Our mission is to support both the integrity of traditional printmaking and provide a home for artists exploring new directions in contemporary print methods. CSP has a membership of nearly 250 artists, and welcomes new members each spring and fall.
MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO PRINTMAKERS WORLDWIDE.

Kala Art Institute
Kala is a vital community hub for artistic experimentation.
Kala’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education. Kala offers access to equipment, time and space to cultivate creative projects. Kala fosters a fresh approach to experimentation as artists investigate the interface of digital work, work made by hand, and everything in between.

Event Details

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Kala Gallery
2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, 510-841-7000