Gallery Talk: Cobalt and Indigo in Clay and Fiber
Sin-Ying Ho and Bernadette Puleo
Sunday, April 23, 2 pm
On Sunday, April 23, at 2 pm, the Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts a gallery talk presented by members of the Long Island Craft Guild, whose exhibition Blue: Artists Working in Clay and Fiber remains on view in the Koenig Center through May 7.
Ceramic artist Sin-Ying Ho will speak about the glories of Chinese blue and white wares and about how her work explores the “collision of cultures,” combining traditional Asian hand-painted imagery with the use of new technologies such as computer-generated decals.
Fiber artist Bernadette Puleo started her journey of exploration of the mysterious polygonum tinctorium, or Japanese indigo, when she ordered some seeds in 2002. She will discuss both the process of vat dyeing with indigo and the technique of embedding her dyed cloth in pulp to create paintings, as well as experiments with shibori techniques to make resist patterns on silk.
The program takes place in the Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Research and Collection Center at 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 516-922-5032.