First Thursday Gallery Night, February 3: Gyotaku

Gyotaku, 魚拓, from gyo “fish” + taku “rubbing”) is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing, dating from the mid-19th century.  Originally this  form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches.
Local artist Ken Dara is keeping this unusual art form alive and you will have the opportunity to see him demonstrate his techniques in Rare Earth Gallery on February 3 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Watch as Ken combines traditional methods with newer inks, paints, and papers to create a beautiful window to the underwater world.

Rare Earth Gallery is located in the center of Historic Downtown Stuart at 41 SW Flagler Ave. For more information, call 772-287-7744 or go to