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Opening Reception: Hooves on the Move Woodblock Print Workshop by Tuula Moilanen @ Sheehan Gallery

  • 15 Jun 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College - 814 E Isaacs Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362


The Whitman College Mokuhanga Center invites you to HOOVES ON THE MOVE Woodblock Prints from Adventurous Travels in Japan and Finland by Tuula Moilanen, founder of the Finnish Woodcut Artists Society.

June 7 to June 30, 2018

Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington

MON-FRI 12-4 pm / SAT-SUN by appointment

Opening Reception on Friday, June 15, (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.) with a lecture demonstration by Tuula Moilanen at 6:30 pm accompanied by cellist, Ignacio Alcover, member of the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra

The Exhibit will include woodblock prints produced by participants in the inaugural Mokuhanga Workshop in 2016, prints created by participants in the 2017 Mokuhanga Print Studio Program, and prints from the Whitman College Mokuhanga Print Collection.

Tuula Moilanen, who studied mokuhanga and traditional paper making in Kyoto, will serve as our guest instructor for the 2018 Summer Mokuhanga Workshop. We believe that with her experiences in Kyoto and her work as a printmaker, a bookmaker, and a leading advocate for mokuhanga art, Tuula Moilanen will bring to Walla Walla a unique, cross-cultural perspective to the woodblock print tradition. In addition to her daily instruction, the Whitman Mokuhanga Center* will provide opportunities for participants to learn more about traditional Japanese art forms and practices. Moilanen’s workshop and special demonstrations of the art of serving tea (chanoyu) and arranging flowers will be held in the east wing of Olin Hall which houses the Whitman College Tea Room (Chikurakken). We are pleased to announce that Tuula Moilanen will also share her unique background at the Bend Oregon Art Center, founded by Pat Clark, conducting a bookmaking workshop from June 17 to June 23 immediately following the Mokuhanga Workshop at Whitman College. More Information about the Whitman College program will be available on November 15, and registration for 15 participants will open on December 15, 2017.

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