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April 2010 ART EXHIBIT

Gyotaku - The Japanese Art of Fish Printing by Jack Schwartz
April 1 to 30
Mr. Schwartz, a retired principal of SWR School District, will display his traditional work of fish prints this month. “Gyotako” means fish impressions and was used for years by Japanese fisherman to record their catch. Using the actual fish, the artist applies paint to the surface of the fish and then covers it with fabric or Japanese paper. By carefully pressing his catch, it produces a striking and sensitive representation of the form. Using this method of printing, no two Gyotaku paintings are the same; they become a dramatic, artistic and historic documentation of the fish. Mr. Schwartz has perfected this art and exhibited his colorful prints in many galleries and art shows in the Metropolitan area.

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In The Glass Case:
Folk Art Carving by Mark Vosburgh

A long time resident of Wading River, Mr. Vosburgh will display the different stages and progressions of folk art carving of a fish. It takes the viewer from a blank piece of wood to a life size carving of a Rainbow trout. Several other finished fresh and salt water fish carvings will be on display along with some of the tools he uses for his carvings. Since retiring from the corporate world Mr. Vosburgh is able to spend more time as an artist. His folk art carvings have been displayed widely, including at the Blackstone Boutique in Boston.

All works reproduced with permission from the artist.

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