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Japanese paper artist Kyoko Ibe's exhibit, exhibit, “Once Upon a Time,” features artworks made of “washi” or handmade paper. Ibe and assistant Tamura Tadashi installed the exhibit from paper she made.

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Japanese paper artist Kyoko Ibe will present an exhibit and play at the Stockton Art Gallery through November.

The exhibit, “Once Upon a Time,” features artworks made of “washi” or handmade paper. Ibe and assistant Tamura Tadashi installed the exhibit from paper she made.

Ibe also will perform an original play, “Recycling: Washi Tales,” in November.

The play, written by New York playwright Elise Thoron, takes place within the art installation. A storyteller narrates the story of papermakers over time.

The performance moves between the narrator, actors performing different styles of Japanese theater and musicians playing traditional instruments. The narrator makes paper onstage as part of the performance.

A performance of Washi Tales is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18, at the art gallery. Tickets are $12 for the public and $10 for students and seniors.

The public can view the free exhibit during regular gallery hours, noon-7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The gallery is located next to the Performing Arts Center.

The exhibit and performance are sponsored by the Stockton Visual Arts Program, Performing Arts Center, School of Arts and Humanities, Office of the President’s 2020 Initiative and the Japan Foundation.

Additional funding has been provided by the N.J. State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts, through local grants administered by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

Contact: 609-601-5193

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