Art Watering the Seeds of Social Change
Thursday, May 2, 2013
4:00 PM (PT)
Room 120 of the Science, Math and Technology Education Building
Department of Art
Western’s Department of Art will host artist Yuken Teruya for a lecture on Thursday, May 2 at 4 p.m. in Room 120 of the Science, Math and Technology Education building on Western’s campus.
The lecture, titled “Art Watering the Seeds of Social Change,” is free and open to the public.
Born in Okinawa, Japan, New York-based Yuken Teruya provides a refreshing modern take on traditional craft techniques. His work employs everyday objects such as toilet paper rolls and shopping bags, usually considered symbols of consumerism or ecological imbalance, to create worlds of unexpected beauty. Rather than criticize consumer society, Teruya’s work invites viewers to read the works through their own frames of reference.