Woodcut Prints of the High Sierra

February 2 – February 11, 2017

“Trail to Iron Mountain” by Tom Killion, copyright (or use “c” icon) 2016

Trail to Iron Mountain by Tom Killion, copyright 2016.

For February, Davis Arts Center is honored to present Woodcut Prints of the High Sierra– a solo exhibition of work by Tom Killion.  Strongly influenced by the traditional Japanese ukiyo-ë style Edo Period masters Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshigue, the exhibit will feature landscape prints including treescapes, coastal and mountain views.  There will be a free Second Friday ArtAbout reception on Friday, February 10, from 6 – 8 pm.  Please note that Tom will be unable to attend the reception.

Woodcut Prints of the High Sierra will close in conjunction with Naming Mt. Thoreau on Saturday, February 11.  Pulitzer-prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, Kim Stanley Robinson and Tom Killion, among others, will celebrate the naming of Mt. Thoreau in performances, readings and artwork.  The event will begin at 7 pm.  Suggested donation $10.

Tom Killion’s lifelong interest in print making was inspired by the natural beauty which surrounded him while growing up on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, in Marin County.  In addition to printing, Tom studied History at UC Santa Cruz and holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University.  While at UC Santa Cruz, he published his first illustrated book in 1975 on UCSC’s Cowell Press.  More recently, Tom has collaborated with Pulizer-prize-winning poet Gary Snyder on The High Sierra of California (2002), Tamapais Walking:  Poetry, History, and Prints (2009), and California’s Wild Edge:  The Coast of Poetry, Prints, and History (2015).  For further information about Tom Killion, please visit his web site, tomkillion.com.