upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

12x12: Eiko Fan

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
[ Fleisher Art Memorial - 719 Catharine Street ]
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In Eiko Fan’s Live Wood Sculpture performance, wooden creations come to life. Wearing wood sculpture costumes, each performer creates a unique shape and environment with body movement. Watch the sculptures spring to life, listen to Eiko’s story and artistic journey, and then try out the sculptures for yourself!

Tickets: $12 or pay-what-you-can ($1 minimum).

About Eiko Fan

Eiko has a background in woodcarving and incorporates wood sculpture costumes with performance, in what she calls Live Wood Sculpture. For these performances, she has worked with dancers, actors, musicians, her own children and people with learning differences. In developing these performances, she has learned how to work with people, respecting everyone’s unique background and ability. Eiko encourages them to express their own ideas in their performances. She uses this approach when working with students with disabilities.  She creates the best situation for people to create and coaches them to come up with their own art. She does not tell them how to do it, but instead allows them to jump in and do their own art, utilizing their own ideas and their own personal style. She believes art tells each student’s personal story, even if they are unable to speak. Eiko received the 2012 Leeway Transformation Award and the 1998 Window of Opportunity Grant.

About 12x12

Join Intercultural Journeys and the Leeway Foundation on second Wednesdays from May through September for a powerful exploration of astonishing art and the exceptional artists that make it. It's a simple formula: 12 minutes of performance. 12 minutes exploring an artist's practice. 12 minutes for the audience to ask questions. Take a 12 minute break. And begin again.

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12x12: Eiko Fan

In Eiko Fan’s Live Wood Sculpture performance, wooden creations come to life. Wearing wood sculpture costumes, each performer creates a unique shape and environment with body movement. Watch the sculptures spring to life, listen to Eiko’s story and artistic journey, and then try out the sculptures for yourself!

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