A Life Among Fishes: Exploring The Art of Gyotaku, Thursday, Jan 25th.


By Egotist / / Here’s something really cool to check out. As part of their Film and Lecture series Bay Ecotarium, through its partner organizations, Aquarium of the Bay, The Bay Institute and Bay Model Alliance, are hosting a presentation by Christopher Dewees on the ancient Japanese art of fish printing. His book, A Life Among Fishes: The Art of Gyotaku, shares a half-century of printing fish and shellfish to full color. In addition to reading from his book, Chris will give a live presentation on the art of gyotaku. Since his introduction to Japanese fish printing (gyotaku) in 1968, Dewees has honed his skills to a mastery level. His works have been featured in many individual and group exhibitions around the world. While Chris is a well-known artist, he is also an ecologist and a fisherman. His artistry is deeply informed by his research in marine fisheries management. In addition, Chris is Marine Fisheries Specialist, Emeritus, at the University of California, Davis Campus. The event will be held on Thursday, January 25, with a reception at 5:30 pm and presentation from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito.