Guest Speaker: Sayaka Ganz – Reclaimed Creations
No reservations necessary. Tickets will be given out the day of the event, on a first come, first served basis.

Experience the artistic processes of artist Sayaka Ganz. Learn how she came to use plastics as her creative materials, the message behind her animal sculptures and what she has learned from making these sculptures. Ganz shares her unique and international upbringing, in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong, and how it influenced the way she approaches her materials and art.


Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission)
  • Location: Morikami Theater
  • Discussion led by Sayaka Ganz
  • Time: 1:00pm


Sayaka Ganz was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Indiana University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Bowling Green, Ohio. She taught design and drawing courses at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne between 2002 and 2012. Using reclaimed metal and plastic objects as materials, Sayaka’s recent sculptures depict animals in motion with rich colors and energy. She describes her style as “3D impressionism,” creating an illusion of solid form using plastic objects as brush strokes that become visible only from close proximity. Her recent exhibitions include: “Danze Della Natura” – solo exhibition at the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, and “Changing Tides” – solo exhibition at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her recent commissions include a series of marine life sculptures for the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and a permanent installation of an underwater scene featuring right whales in the atrium of the Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral, Florida.



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