Cowell Press Show & Symposium: Day 2

Saturday Jan 23 2016   10:00 AM
Page Smith Library, Cowell College, UCSC  1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Join panelists Gary Young, Felicia Rice, and Tom Killion (California’s Wild Edge) for “Cowell Press Symposium: Cowell Press Through the Ages.” Guests and panelists will gather in the Page Smith Library to discuss letterpress printing and the history of the Cowell Press, classes available to students, and the importance of continuing the Cowell Press into the future. Informal luncheon to follow at the Provost’s House.

RSVP for luncheon: 831-459-2251; for more information call 831-459-2953.

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  

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato