The World Between the Block and the Paper

A Mokuhanga Exhibition of Artists and Teachers Presented by THE SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER and THE MOKUHANGA SISTERS.
In memory of Keiko Kadota and Tetsuo Soyama, our mentors who inspired us to devote our art practices to Mokuhanga. The Mokuhanga Sisters, a print collective, met at the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory, in the shadow of Mt Fuji, Japan, and bonded through their practice of mokuhanga. In this exhibition, the Mokuhanga Sisters invited teachers and friends to demonstrate the versatility of this ecologically-sound medium. Although it is possible to create a print after a one-day workshop, mastering this art form takes many hours of practice. In that way, everyone who practices mokuhanga has needed at least one teacher.

Exhibiting Artists:
Katie Baldwin invites Chihiro Taki
Patty Hudak invites Louise Rouse
Mariko Jesse invites Hidehiko Gotou
Kate MacDonagh invites Katsutoshi Yuasa
Yoonmi Nam invites Matthew Willie Garcia
Mia O invites Terry McKenna
Lucy May Schofield invites Ayao Shiokawa
Melissa Schulenberg invites Brendan Reilly
Our teachers:
Hidehiko Gotou
Kyoko Hirai
Shoichi Kitamura
Tetsuo and Toshio Soyama
Our community:
Annie Bissett
Sarah Hulsey
Jennifer Mack-Watkins
Florence Neal
April Vollmer