The third exhibit of the 2022-23 FPC Gallery Series, Knife’s Edge- Papercutting, opens Friday, January 27, with a public reception from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM in the Art Gallery. Congregational reception follows on Sunday, December 4, at 1:00 PM. The exhibit features the art of Lou Hii, originally of Brunei, Borneo, now living in Indianapolis, and Janice Furtner of Fort Wayne, Indiana. A selection of photographs from Taizhou, China, a Fort Wayne sister city, will also be on exhibit.
Mr. Hii uses both traditional Chinese and modern methods of papercutting to cut intricaste and delicate patterns from tissue-thin paper. Folk artist in many cutlures have made papercuts for centuries to ecorate homes for vaious festivals, including the Chinese Festival for the New Year.
Ms. Furtner combines a love of nature, music and poetry within her papercutting artistry. The culture of Japan, as well as the Jugendstil and the Arts and Crafts movement are influences that are reflected in her papercuts.
Admission to the Gallery is free of charge, and open to the public. The exhibit runs through March 19.