Estello and Tokyo Spidering Exhibition Update

Today was the first of my two character design workshops. Big thanks to Deanna and Michelle who braved the rain and came to the workshop! Next one os next Sunday, October 27 from 1-3

Here are some shots of today’s work.





Estello Debut at Tokyo Spidering Show at Hagiso Galley

Tokyo Spidering, the first exhibition of Art Byte Critique Group opens today at Hagiso Gallery in Yanaka near Nippori Station. Art Byte Critique Group formed about one year ago. Diversity has evolved as a key component of the group. Members represent a range of demographics and work in a variety of media.


Work from various artists of Tokyo Spidering

One of the interesting challenges our group faced when putting a show together is how to have a cohesive show when participating artists have different media and messages. Now that the show is up on the wall, I thinks it works. The variety in style adds interest.

I’m really happy to show work from my Estello Project. I started working on it in 2006. Estello is star made from modeling clay. This oil-based clay is messy but it means I can get Estello to interact with the environment and create more narratives. In the last two years I expanded into making illustrations using Adobe Illustrator. This year I’m also experimenting with Estello as objects and creating ways that viewers can interact with

20131016-151100.jpg Setting up the Estello Project at Hagiso Gallery

I’m Hosting a Workshop at Tokyo Spidering Show at Hagiso Gallery

Tokyo Art Byte is holding their first group show called Tokyo Spidering at Hagiso Gallery in Yanaka in Tokyo. I’m really excited to be part of this group. Members range in age and media types but really come together to discuss art and help each other progress their studio work.

Art Byte is holding a series of events and workshops during the show. You can read more about the events here. I’m hosting an event on two different days.  It will be a fun relaxed event so I hope you can drop by. Japanese information follows.

Character Building from a Scribble.

Sunday, October 20 , 13:00-15:00
Sunday, October 27. 13:00-15:00

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Release your creativity and create a character from a scribble. Scribble on paper then choose lines to keep or erase to bring out the character within. Characters will be created on hagaki-size cards. Workshop members are free to take their creations home with them.

Materials: pencil, papers, eraser, colored pencils, felt pens provided by me.

Workshop Size: Drop in but only 6 people at a time.

Duration: 2 hours.

October 15-October 27, 2013
12:00 – 21:00

落書きからキャラクター創造しましょう (Loriさん)
10月20日(日)13:00 – 15:00、 HAGI-ROOM/HAGI-ARTで ((誰でも参加できますですが6 人まで一度に)
10月27日(日)13:00 – 15:00、 HAGI-ROOM/HAGI-ARTで ((誰でも参加できますですが6 人まで一度に)

October 15-October 27, 2013
12:00 – 21:00
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