Akiko Ike: Boro Chiku-Chiku
©Akiko Ike: Boro Chiku Chiku. Installation images, WMQFA.
Time & Location
May 8– August 27
The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (Cedarburg, WI)
The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) presents Akiko Ike: Boro Chiku-Chiku, the artist’s first-ever solo museum exhibition in the United States. Ike is a renowned textile artist, teacher, and gallery owner from Niigata, Japan. Using remnants of indigo-dyed cloth and old work clothes, she transforms found cloth by stitching with a strong thread in a manner she calls “chiku-chiku.” “Chiku-chiku” is the onomatopoeic word Ike has coined to describe the sound her broad needle makes as it runs into and out of the cloth.
For more information visit The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts website.
This event is supported through JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture grant.