Professor Hara Satoshi, from Kanazawa College of Art in Japan, will present a visiting artist lecture featuring his contemporary metalwork designs. We are honored to have the opportunity to host Satoshi as he shares his mastery of metal and the art of traditional Japanese metal inlay. Japanese metal inlay is a process steeped in the rich history of metalsmithing and perfected in the ornament of the sword guard used by samurai. It is a process that continues to be explored today in the art of contemporary metalwork. This event is funded by the Dr. Margaret E. Bacon Visiting Visual Artist Series Fund, the School of Arts and Humanities, Metals/Jewelry Program, Students Involved in the Art of Metalsmithing funded by Unied Students Government and the Design Department.