July 1, 2014
by Anna Huntington, The Sculpture Project
Help us welcome Yuki back to Rapid City for his second summer of carving! On Sunday, July 6, 1-3 p.m., at Main Street Square, you can meet the artist, visit with him about his work, enjoy refreshments and take part in a free workshop with Pittsburgh-based wood artist Tadao Arimoto.
Tadao will help you create yajirobei, or balancers, traditional Japanese toys from bamboo, driftwood, and other natural objects.
There will also be a performance of the multi-voice choral poem inspired by the project that was part of cross artistict Echoing Passages performance earlier this month.
Two additional yajirobei workshops with Tadao Arimoto and Yuki will take place at The Heritage Center on Pine Ridge on Tuesday, July 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come and meet two world class artists, get creative, learn a bit of Japanese culture and enjoy refreshments.
All workshops are free. At The Heritage Center, the morning workshop is for all ages and the afternoon workshop is designed for teens and up.
You can find Yuki working at Main Street Square through October most weekdays, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. He's holding informal artist's talks, Art For Lunch, most Thursdays at noon.