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exhibit announcement

Making Waves in the Midwest: The Art of Asian Paper
April 21 - August 5, 2001
Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Museum of Art
Tues-Sat, 10-4
410 3rd Ave. S.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319 366-7503

Free to Members / Adults $5.00 / Students $3.00

Centuries ahead of Europe, the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans
perfected the art of papermaking. Working by hand, they
produced very fibrous paper and valued it not only as something
to write on but for its own beauty as well. Making Waves in the
Midwest: The Art of Asian Paper presents a brief survey of Asian
papermaking and features the work of contemporary artists and
artisans whose books, lamps, baskets, jewelry, prints, and
sculptures are inspired by the traditions of oriental papermaking,
as well as by Asian design and imagery. Almost all of the artists
featured in the exhibition have either studied or taught at
papermaking facilities in the Midwest and more than half of these
artists have studied with Tim Barrett, founder of the Research and
Paper Production Facility at the University of Iowa Center for the
Book (UICB).

Artists and artisans included in the exhibition are Lynn Amlie,
Timothy Barrett, Jocelyn Chateauvert, Lucy David, Amanda
Degener, Paul Denhoed, Ming Fay, Dorothy Field, Richard Flavin,
Robert Glasgow, Byron Kim, Donna Koretsky, Elaine Korestsky,
Jongwon Lee, Winifred Lutz, Emily Martin, Mary Merkel-Hess,
Haleh Niazmand, Yali Peng, Pamela Paulsrud, Jana Pullman,
Nancy Purington, James Rumford, Jin Seien, Karen Stahlecker,
Joan Soppe, Mina Takahashi, Jocelyn Webb, Paul Wong and Gloria
Making Waves in the Midwest is an adaptation by the Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art of the travelling exhibition, Out of the Floating
Waves: Eastern Papermaking Tradition and Transition, organized by
the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis and curated by
Mary Jo Pauly, Artistic Director, with the assistance of Jana
Pullman and Amanda Degener. The Cedar Rapids adaptation
features additional contemporary works of art and is curated by
Jane Milosch, Curator at CRMA, with the assistance of Lynn
Amlie, Director, UICB Research and Production Paper Facility.

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