EXHIBIT: AKIHIKO IZUKURA: THE WAY OF NATURAL TEXTILES

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Master textile artist, Akihiko Izukura from the Nishijin district of Kyoto, Japan, comes from an ancient family whose sash-weaving business goes back many generations. Years of research and hard work have led him to his current philosophy of “zerowaste,” creating work that honors sustainability and symbiosis with nature. His project will fill the expanse of the gallery with a fiber installation made entirely of hand-woven, naturally dyed silk, produced by silkworms. A combined dialog within weaving, netting, entwining, and dying will be visible in a large structural form for visitors to walk through and experience. This exhibition is supported in part by the Japan Foundation, the Robert E. Black Fund, and the Kent & Polli Smith Family Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, with additional support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority and County of Maui, Office of Economic Development.

EXHIBIT: AKIHIKO IZUKURA: THE WAY OF NATURAL TEXTILES