07 September 2007

Prints In Pittsburgh

For those in the Pittsburgh PA area, the Mary Hulton Phillips Gallery at Butler County Community College is hosting a Japanese woodblock prints exhibit today through Sept. 28 in the Science and Technology Building. Purchased in Japan at the end of WWII, this is the first time the prints have been displayed together. Call 724-284-8505 for gallery hours or visit the web site.

Also in the Pittsburgh area, be galleries is showing images from Japanese woodblock artist Ohno Bakufu's series of underwater fish prints called The Great Japanese Fish Picture Collection. These natural history prints, which appear in many reference works, are well known to both print collectors and fish scientists. Be galleries is located at 3583 Butler Street in Lawrenceville and the show runs through September 29. An in-depth article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette describes Ohno's work.

Wish I lived closer to Pittsburgh!


Anonymous said...

This is the nerdest thing ever but my printmaking teacher is teaching us Moku Hanga & I decided to flickr it to see what would come up & I found your flickr photos & blog, I love love love it all! You've totally inspired me to really experiment with it! This was so much better than a lecture!

Annie B said...

Hi Amanda,

Thanks for stopping by! Have fun with your moku hanga experiments - it's an amazingly versatile method of printmaking. Would love to see what you come up with.