Chinami Ricketts - Artist Talk
Visiting artist in textiles, Chinami Ricketts will be giving a free artist talk on her artwork and career on Tuesday, June 18 at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University. The talk is free and open to the public and will take place in room 251 from 12-1 p.m.
Chinami Ricketts is a visiting artist for this summer's Kent Blossom Art Intensives in textiles. Visiting artists play a significant roll in these courses, offering unique perspectives and expertise in their field. Each visiting artist gives a public presentation on their work as a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series.
About the artist: Chinami is a weaver who crafts traditional narrow-width yardage for kimono and obi using historical kasuri (ikat) techniques. After studying indigo dyeing in her native Tokushima, the center of indigo cultivation and processing in Japan, Chinami pursued an apprenticeship with Yumie Aoto, where she learned the kasuri and weaving techniques that form the foundation of her work today.