Kozo: Experimentation and Tradition

A group of WNY artists investigate the
possibilities with paper mulberry bark


Left: work by Deb Eck  Middle: work by Jozef Bajus Right: raw fiber 

On view September 8th-October 6th, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, September 8th / 6-9pm

The exhibition features twelve WNY artists and WNYBAC members who have spent the past year experimenting with the Thai mulberry fiber known as Kozo. The group met regularly at various papermaking studios including Buffalo State College and private papermaking studios to process the fiber from its raw state into the various works on exhibit. From fiber artists to printmakers, book binders to photographers, this exhibit showcases the versatility of the Thai Kozo fiber and the boundless imagination of the artists.

Artists include: Deb Eck, Linda Collignon, bobCollignon, Gerald Mead, Elizabeth Samuels, Jozef Bajus, Bonnie Morrisey, Janna Willoughby-Lohr, Peter Sowiski, Benjamin Streeter, Mizin Shin, and Billy Huggins.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation Baird Foundation
Cameron Jane Wendt Foundation StoryGrowing