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Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility

August 21, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Mānoa Campus, Art Building, The Art Gallery

The juried international exhibition "Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility" celebrates the Third International Mokuhanga Conference, which is being held outside of Japan for the first time. "Mokuhanga," a traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique, is widely recognized through "ukiyo-e" prints that were popular during the Edo period (1603–1868).

The conference, scheduled for September 28 – October 1 at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, nurtures the discipline of "mokuhanga" and its special sensibilities, and also fosters its innovative uses.

Featuring 100 "mokuhanga" prints and hand-printed artists’ books by 68 artists from around the world, this exhibition presents the history of "mokuhanga," and promotes the study, practice, and appreciation of "mokuhanga" printmaking in the global art community.

Donkey Mill Art Center, the home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture on the Big Island, is organizing and hosting the third International Mokuhanga Conference and exhibition.

Special events: All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

3:00–4:00 p.m.

In Search of Mokuhanga Light: Globalizing Japanese Woodblock Printmaking, Gallery walk-through with Mr. Yasuyuki Sato, Director, Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory; and Mr. Hayato Fujioka

The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Gallery walk-through with Mr. Ralph Kiggell, Vice-Chair of International Mokuhanga Conference and a juror for Beauty of Mokuhanga; and Mr. Hiroki Morinoue, Local Committee Chair

The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Light reception

The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 1, 2017

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Artists’ materials & resources showcase

UHM Art Building, Room 308

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

International Artist-in-Residency & International Exchange Program showcase

Commons Gallery, UHM

Sunday, October 1, 2017

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; Open portfolio, part 1; 1:00–3:00 p.m.; part 2

Art Building, Room 373

3:00–5:00 p.m. Light reception

The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Ticket Information
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 4:00; Sunday 12:00 - 4:00. Closed: Saturdays; Labor Day, Sept. 4. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Event Sponsor
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus

More Information
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