January 7th Meeting Guest Speaker: Yuji Hiratsuka

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Yuji Hiratsuka, a printmaker and Professor in the Art Department at Oregon State University will be the speaker at the January 7, 2012 Corvallis Art Guild meeting. He will be talking about his work, his methods and how he transforms his visions or ideas into physical pieces of artwork.

Mr. Hiratsuka is a printmaker who works primarily in intaglio – etching, drypoint, softground and roulette – on copper plates. He uses a four color printing process, on thin Japanese mulberry paper.

He says of his work, “I am interested in expressing human conditions such as mood, feeling and thought through ambiguous and whimsical figures.” As a teacher, he believes “that an excellent art teacher is both a model to his or her students and a person who is a fellow traveler on a road to ever different and more creative expressions of his or her ideas.”

More of his work can be seen at his website, oregonstate.edu/dept/arts/yuji-hiratsuka.

The CAG meeting is held at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 8th and Monroe, in Corvallis. The meeting starts with a brief business meeting, with the speaker beginning at about 7:15. Social time follows the speaker.

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