PAST EVENTS: Lanni Representing Upcycled Design Sister City Program to Japan

12/10/11. The Marquette Sister City program has chosen Lanni Lantto as their Artist Delegate for 2011.  While in Higashiomi Japan, Lantto had a chance to showcase her art along with giving a fashion show and educational upcycling demonstrations.

On December 10th from 1-3pm at the Joy Center in Ishpeming, Lanni will present “An Afternoon in Japan”- open to the public! The presentation will be a mix of stories, photos and videos, and sampling of Japanese fabrics- come ready to be entertained!  Topics to be shared include;  What do the Japanese people do with their unwanted clothing- do they throw it away, do they have thrift stores, do they make their own clothing or swap?  How did they react when I cut a tshirt with scissors in front of 50 high school students?  What creative upcycling project surprised me at my workshop with 15 older Japanese ladies in the mountains of Eigenji?  What is every day life like living with a host family for 10 days- what are the similarities, the differences, and how do you get out of eating the octopus?  Join in the cultural exchange without having to travel across the International Date Line!  See you there!