Mottainai is a Japanese term that conveys a sense of regret over waste. It translates roughly to “what a waste.”
It’s also the theme of local artist Debra Ketchum Jircik’s artist residency at the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River, where she’s been holding workshops since the end of August.
Ahead of her talk at the library on Friday, October 19th, Mackenzie Martin talked to her about her work during the residency and how it was inspired by a trip she took to Japan.
Debra Ketchum Jircik's exhibit will be at the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River through November 3rd.
Jircik's artist talk at the library on Friday, October 19th starts at 6:00 p.m. You can RSVP for the event ahead of time at the library. Japanese inspired refreshments will be served.
For more information on Debra Ketchum Jircik: https://circleoflifestudio.com/about/
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