Open House + Artist Reception • Sun, May 22, 12 to 6pm

Open House + Reception for artist, Kisyuu (Natsuki Abe)
Join us to celebrate Asian Heritage Month!
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Open House noon to 6 pm
Artist Reception 4 to 6 pm

If you haven’t visited the WePress space yet, this is the perfect chance to get a tour, check out our equipment and amazing type collection, and see the beautiful Japanese calligraphy (shodo) created by Kisyuu. She will also be demonstrating the art of shodo and you can ask her to paint your name in Japanese!

We will have snacks, of course, and a letterpress demonstration, great conversation, and chance to meet all sorts of people.

Also, please check out the Explorasian website for more information about events that are happening all month!

Detail of 'Hope' calligraphy by Kisyuu at WePress Gallery.

Kisyuu 姫洲 / Japanese Calligrapher
SHO 書 – Calligraphy

Saturday, May 21 to Saturday, June 11, 2016
Opening Reception on Sunday, May 22nd from 4 to 6 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm (except May 24th), Wednesdays from 1 to 5 pm (except June 1st)
and Sat, May 28 from 2 to 6 pm and Thurs, May 25th from 1 to 5 pm
and by appointment • contact us at WePressVancouver [at]

means calligraphy and to write. Japanese calligraphy is a form of artistic writing of the Japanese language created using a brush and ink. Originally, calligraphy was used as the base communication tool, but is now becoming part of the expressive arts. Kisyuu uses calligraphy as a tool to express and communicate herself to others through her style that incorporates both the traditional and the unconventional styles of calligraphy. She believes in the power of art, and her goal is to connect dots through her calligraphy to make world peace.

Kisyuu(姫洲) is a Japanese Calligrapher who creates both traditional and modern style multimedia calligraphy. She started learning calligraphy at the age of 7 and received her calligrapher name Kisyuu from her master when she was 18. She runs monthly workshops and performs at some events to introduce the beauty and joy of this Japanese traditional art to people all over the world.


photo by john endo greenaway