Art Exhibit to Feature Papermaking

Barb Fast art detail
A detail image of Barb Fast’s artwork.

"Cooking with Kozo," an exhibit of Asian papermaking by Barbara P. Fast, chair of the art department, will go on display Sunday, Nov. 7, in the EMU gallery.

A reception for the artist will be held 2:30 p.m. that day in the gallery located on third floor of EMU’s Hartzler Library.

The primary medium in the exhibit is kozo, the dried inner bark of paper mulberry trees and the most common fiber for Japanese papermaking. Fast hand-processed the bark into strong, thin paper and ultimately, works of art. Approximately 28 pieces will be displayed.

The exhibit will be open for viewing daily during regular library hours through Dec. 10. Admission to EMU’s public art gallery is free.

Gallery hours:
Mon.-Thur., 7:45 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri., 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun., 2-11 p.m.