Artist Reception and Discussion with Tom Killion

Friday Jul 10 2015  
Book Passage  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA  map

California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion’s prints combine exquisite color with dynamic composition to portray the coast’s ever-changing moods and diverse formations: storm tides crashing at Point Lobos, serene moonlit coves at Mendocino, fog encircling the Golden Gate Bridge. Deepening our experience are poetry and prose from Gary Snyder and others, as well as selections from Native Californian traditional stories, and accounts of travelers.

5:30: Artist reception in the Gallery with Tom Killion
7:00: Tom Killion will discuss and sign copies of his new book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit bookpassage.com/event/tom-killion-california%E2%80%99s-wild-edge-coast-prints-poetry-and-history.

Tom KillionWoodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion and Gary Snyder previously collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published by Heyday in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009. You can find out more about his artwork at www.tomkillion.com.  

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato