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Tuesday, August 15, 2000

"Japanese Craft by American Hands" on Display September 1-October 5 In SSU's Fulton Hall Gallery†

SALISBURY, MD---Sixteen hundred years ago, embroidery came to Japan from China through Korea by the route known as the Silk Road. For more than a thousand years it has remained within Japan, growing and developing, acquiring its own unique characteristics. Honed and refined, it shines today as a paramount achievement in the world of textile art.

"Japanese Crafts by American Hands," an exhibit of this ancient art produced by contemporary American artists, opens in the Fulton Hall Gallery at Salisbury State University on September 1 and runs through October 5.

The exhibition includes Japanese Obi’s on loan from the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta, GA; Asian wood block prints on loan from Crown Point Press in San Francisco, CA, and from the private collection of Col. Ken and Kiko Hitch; 30 to 40 traditional Japanese silk embroidery pieces created by an "informal" group of East Coast women, featuring framed pieces, silk jackets, Kimonos, traditional tools, traditional working frame and bundles of silk; and Inuit prints based on Japanese woodblock designs.

Additionally, on Tuesday, September 12, at 7 p.m., a "Japanese Embroidery Demonstration" takes place in the Fulton Hall Gallery; and on Tuesday, September 19, at 7 p.m., SSU’s director of horticulture, Les Lutz, creates a bonsai display in SSU’s Fulton Hall Room 111.

An opening reception for the exhibit is on Friday, September 8, from 6-8 p.m. in the Fulton Hall Gallery.

The Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; and closed Monday.

For more information contact the Galleries Office at 410-543-6271. SSU Public Relations - 410-543-6030

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