Ossu! Shugeibu Opening Tonight


Isn’t that umbrella bird the cutest? You can see it and tons of other unusual creations by Shoichi Ishizawa and Ossu! Shugeibu at tonight’s opening of “Before and After,” at gallery hanahou in NYC! Stop by the gallery from 7-9 pm tonight (10/14) for the opening party with a surprise participatory event.

There’s also a workshop this Saturday at the gallery where you can make your own walking and barking robo-dog for $29.99. Email info@galleryhanahou.com to sign up!

Before and After: hijacking everyday stuff to craft incredible creations

with Ossu! Shugeibu, the macho crafting club from Japan

October 14 – November 13

gallery hanahou

611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC

M-F noon – 6 pm

Sat by appt only

Ossu! Shugeibu, translated into English as Yo! Crafting Club, is fueled by a mix of testosterone and pure creativity uninhibited by rules or conventions. Using repurposed materials and freestyle techniques, founder and president Shoichi Ishizawa inspires his myriad club members – men and women who have participated in his workshops – to create surprising craft art without any prior experience in the traditional crafts.

“Before and After” will feature unusual creations handmade by Ishizawa himself, but the guerrilla crafting guru is passionate about recruiting new members to his club and has plans to get everyone involved!

Visitors to the October 14th opening will be encouraged to join in on a participatory handmade “happening,” then Ishizawa will lead a workshop on October 17th in which participants will each make a hand-sewn robotic dog. Come join the Yo! Crafting Club!

Opening party (with surprise participatory event!) – October 14 (Wed) 7 – 9 p.m.

Robogurumi robot dog workshop (only $29.99!) – October 17 (Sat) 1 – 4 p.m.

Email info@galleryhanahou.com to sign up!


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