Guest Artist Sadashi Inuzuka

Sadashi Inuzuka
  • Mar 18, 2014 7:00 PM – 9:00 pm
  • U. J. Noblet Forestry Bldg G002

Art and the Environment

Sadashi Inuzuka

Sadashi Inuzuka’s transcendent ceramic art is celebrated for exploring the overlap between the natural world, science and society. Over the past 20 years, Inuzuka has exhibited his work to national and international audiences.

After having been deemed legally blind, Inuzuka was discouraged from pursuing a career in the arts, but he used his visual impairment as a motivation to reach out to other disabled individuals and to help develop their own artistic identities.

Inuzuka has been awarded a University of Michigan Thurnau Professorship, the highest award for undergraduate teaching. Inuzuka is considered a pioneer in the design and implementation of community engagement courses. He has created courses that enable students to see first-hand the role art can play in social change.

He will discuss his current artistic endeavors, especially “Whaletown” Project, in a public lecture.

Free and open to all.

Support for the visit comes from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Telling his story through clay
Mining Gazette, March 18, 2014

Renowned Ceramist Sadashi Inuzuka Coming to Tech
Visual and Performing Arts News, March 11, 2014