Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mar. 12 Magdalena Iwamura: Baroque Style and Design

Unitarian Fellowship of Tokyo March 12, Sunday Meeting

 Dear friends and members of the Fellowship,

Fellowship Meeting March 12:
International House of Japan --near Roppongi and Azabu-Juban stations.
3:00 to 5:00 (and join us for supper afterwards in the cafe)

    As we announced earlier, Magdalena Iwamura will be our main speaker.She will talk about  "Baroque Style and Design in the 17th and 18th centuries>>an early example of Globalization." She will use slides/visuals.

Magdalena trained in sculpture, crafts and art in Dusseldorf and Kassel before a second degree in education in order to teach art in German high schools. She taught three years in Germany and then 10 years at the German School Tokyo,in Yokohama. 

Later she transferred to the architectural firm IWAMURA ATELIER of her husband to do design related work. 

Since 2011 she  has taught "European Art History" and "Historical Context of Design" (Soushoku bunka) at universities in Tokyo. Starting in 2015 she  also enjoys teaching drawing at the Faber Castell Academy within Itoya.

Stan Yukevich (our Fellowship member) will also make a short presentation on March 12 about the art critic,philosopher, poet/novelist, and painter  John Berger (1926--Jan 2017), who is famous for his book and BBC TV series "Ways of Seeing."


April 9th Fellowship meeting: 

Main presentation-- "Religion and Virtual Reality" with Zita Wenzel.

  Our member Ron Thornton  also plans to talk briefly about  "Possible linguistic connections between two very distant languages: Ainu and Catalonian".

Peggy Kanada, moderator

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