Artist-in-Residence Weekends: Ayami Aoyama - The Noguchi Museum

Date: 03/09/13 through 03/10/13
Hours: 11am-1pm and 3-5pm Plus Artist Talk at 3pm on March 10
Price: $10; $5 seniors and students with i.d.; free for children younger than 12
9-01 33rd Road (between Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street) - 718-204-7088
Long Island City, NY 11106

Description: The Noguchi Museum's Artist-in-Residence Weekends, organized in conjunction with the exhibition Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi's Studio Practice, continue in March with demonstrations and an artist talk by Ayami Aoyama. Master stone carver and native of Japan, Ms. Aoyama will demonstrate specific techniques for splitting stone as she uses a variety of hand tools to create an original stone sculpture. Ms. Aoyama has collaborated with many contemporary artists! to create stone sculpture, utilizing both advanced technologies and t raditional techniques. She will focus on how traditional Japanese stone-carving techniques, in particular, had a profound influence on the essence of Noguchi's stone sculpture.