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FREE Crochet and Amigurumi Group at RESOBOX Gallery

Amigurumi class at RESOBOX Gallery in Queens
Join the RESOBOX community of crocheting, knitting, and amigurumi-making! You can bring your own project or work on the weekly project. All levels of experience are welcome to join!

Date & Time: Every Tuesday, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: RESOBOX Gallery (41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, NY)
There is NO class fee but there is a ONE DRINK MINIMUM.

Inspired by the amazing response to our first World Amigurumi Exhibit, RESOBOX has decided to hold its own crocheting and amigurumi-making group. This group holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM at RESOBOX Gallery where crocheters and amigurumi-lovers of all experience levels are encouraged to learn from one another and create things together.

Everyone who joins this group is welcome to work on their own projects, but Jing (RESOBOX’s crochet and amigurumi instructor) will be available during the meetings to help and answer any questions. She will also be leading an amigurumi project each week for those who don’t have their own project to work on. All experience levels (and ages) are welcome to join this group, and we encourage advanced and intermediate crocheters to help the beginners.

There is no class fee to join this group! However, there is a one drink minimum. Please check RESOBOX’s cafe menu for a full list of the delicious drinks we offer.

And don’t forget to join the RESOBOX Crocheting & Amigurumi Making Facebook Group to stay up to date!

For more information about this group and to sign up, please visit the website here:

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Edo Pop Art Exhibit at RESOBOX Gallery until Dec. 4th!

Edo Pop: Modern Icons Meets An Ancient Art Form
By Ukiyo-e Heroes | Jed Henry & Dave Bull
November 14 – December 4, 2014 ◆ FREE Admission

At RESOBOX Gallery (41-26 27th St, Long Island City, Queens)
Gallery Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 11AM-5PM Sat/Sun 12-5PM (Tue: CLOSED)
For more information about this exhibit, please visit the exhibit website.

Exhibit Overview
Modern video game heroes, lovingly depicted as handmade Japanese prints

For hundreds of years, ukiyo-e (or Japanese woodblock prints) has depicted heroes, villains, and monsters in every conceivable genre. These artists strived to create inventive and vibrant scenes of entertainment, a “floating world”. To this day, that tradition of depicting a “floating world” continues, especially in video games. Boss fights. Invulnerable heroes. Holy swords. Even the classic double jump can be traced back to medieval Japanese legends.

To celebrate Japan’s contribution to video games, illustrator Jed Henry has taken his favorite game characters, and returned them to the ukiyo-e style. Modern costuming has been traded for the medieval, but the essence of each character remains, proving that you can’t take the Ukiyo out of these modern pop icons. With the help of Dave Bull, a craftsman trained in the art of Japanese woodblock printing, these illustrations are truly able to come to life. After Jed Henry designs each print, Dave Bull goes through an intricate process of preparing, carving the key block, carving the color blocks, and proof printing. In this manner, Jed Henry’s designs are truly able to come to life in the ukiyo-e tradition. Read more →

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