How Do You Say That in Japanese?

Discussion led by Douglas Dawson

Owner, Douglas Dawson Gallery

Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 PM

FREE for Garden Members | $5 for Non-Members

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One gardener/potter/art dealer’s attempt to put it all together –  the sacred landscape of the Upper Mississippi, native plants, art and a life transformed by living in Japan.

Douglas Dawson is director of Douglas Dawson Gallery, an acclaimed ethnographic art gallery, located in the South Loop of Chicago.  Douglas pursued his interest in the fine arts by earning his BFA in Ceramics from Antioch College and has extensively traveled the world studying Japanese language and fine art at Waseda University in Tokyo and pre-Columbian art and civilization at the University of San Carlos, Guatemala.  His most influential life experience was a formal apprenticeship with Niwa, Ryochi, master potter in Yamagata, Japan.  He was a production potter for a decade and in 1983 opened his gallery.  His passions include his farm in NE Iowa, reading, natural history, archaeology, ceramics, art, progressive politics, gardening, and travel.


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