Albuquerque writer and book artist Dale Harris says:
Had a wonderful time making my version of a Kamishibai storytelling box for our Paper Dolls exhibit. I plan to use it for my 2 fairy tales at the Oct. 1st Artist Reception Story Hour.
Kamishibai is a portable theatre invented and used in Japan about 200 years ago. The word Kamishibai means to provide drama with paper. It is a simple way of telling stories using pictures drawn on cards or sheets of paper, to small groups of people. The theatre is made from a flat wooden or cardboard box. The front opens out to form a small theatre, with a side opening for putting the pictures in and out. In Japan Kamishibai was traditionally used by storytellers who would travel from village to village on their bicycles, entertaining people with stories in return for payment. Performances were announced by vigorously clapping wooden sticks called hyoshigi together.
“Paper Dolls: Evolution & Articulation” group exhibit September 3 – October 29, 2021 featuring Louisa Barkalow, Vicki Bolen, Terry Garrett, Dale Harris, Esther Feske, Margy O’Brien and Ginger RiceRemarque/New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery3281 Central Ave Se, Albuquerque, NM 87108(505) 268-8952www.remarqueprintshop.com Please join us for the exciting opening of “Paper Dolls”- a collective show featuring the work of local Albuquerque artists who explore the boundaries of work in and on paper. Get ready to meet the “sheeple” dolls, fairy tales revisited, handmade books, surprising shadow boxes, unexpected collaborations and more.
Virtual Reception & Artist Talk September 1, 5 pmregister via Face Book https://fb.me/e/1EadKIYpTFirst Friday IN PERSON Opening Reception September 3, 5 pm Harp music Michele Buchanan Opening Reception: PAPER DOLLS-Evolution and Articulation
First Friday IN PERSON Artist Reception & Story HourOctober 1, 5 pm