Saturday, September 26, 2009

Before and After

Before and After
by Ossu! Shugeibu, the macho guerrilla crafting club from Japan
October 14 - November 13
Gallery Hanahou

Ossu! Shugeibu, translated into English as Yo! Crafting Club, is fueled by a mix of testosterone and pure creativity uninhibited by rules or conventions. Using repurposed materials and freestyle techniques, founder and president Shoichi Ishizawa inspires his myriad club members - men and women who have participated in his workshops - to create surprising craft art without any prior experience in the traditional crafts.

"Before and After" will feature unusual creations handmade by Ishizawa himself, but the guerrilla crafting guru is passionate about recruiting new members to his club and has plans to get everyone involved!

Visitors to the October 14th opening will be encouraged to join in on a participatory handmade "happening," then Ishizawa will lead a workshop on October 17th in which participants will each make a hand-sewn robotic dog. Come join the Yo! Crafting Club!

Opening Party + Surprise Event: October 14 (Wed) 7-9 p.m.

Robogurumi (robot dog) Workshop (Only $29.99!): October 17 (Sat) 1-4 p.m.

RSVP for either event:

gallery hanahou
611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC
M-F 12-6 pm
Sat by appt only

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