The public is invited to the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday December 3rd at 6:30 pm in Newport to learn about and create gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing. The meeting is held in the public meeting room of the Central Lincoln PUD building located at 2129 N Coast Hwy in Newport. Fun will be had, refreshments will be served.
Heather Fortner will be the presenter. She first saw a fish print, gyotaku, in 1976 on the island ofLana’i in the Hawaiian Islands and has been printing and studying this art form since. Originally gyotaku was used by fishermen as a way to document their catches, but has since become an art form of its own. Heather currently teaches paper-making, gyotaku, and nature printing at her own gallery, the sea fern nature printing studio in Toledo.
Please come participate in the fish printing process (RSVP to make sure we have enough materials), learn more about Heather Fortner’s work, and ask questions of this expert, Thursday December 3rd, at 6:30 pm.