Exhibit: Kokeshi Dolls

Posted April 19, 2014, at 10:42 a.m.

Deer Isle artist and art instructor Frederica Marshal will display her collection of kokeshi dolls in the Larchwood Case at the Blue Hill Public Library for the months of May and June. Kokeshi dolls are very stylized, cylindrical, no arms or legs and made of wood by hand, originally from the northern part of the Japan. They have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face and floral design on the body.

Frederica collected dozens of dolls during her 28 years in Japan at various times in her life. She is a master brush painter, artist, teacher and researcher and teaches sumi-e and watercolor classes at her studio in Deer Isle, at educational institutions on Florida’s gulf coast and in the Republic of China. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Library hours. For more information call Pat at 374-5515.

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