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Then and Now: Keeping the Japanese Woodblock Process Alive

February 18th - March 15th, 2019
Lecture: February 28th, 3 - 4 pm
Reception: February 28th, 4 - 6 pm

This exhibition features prints from contemporary artist Mary Brodbeck. Her prints depict stylized interpretations of the Great Lakes landscape using the traditional Japanese woodblock process 'mokuhanga.' She received her B.F.A. in Industrial Design from Michigan State University and her M.F.A. in Printmaking from Western Michigan University. Accompanying Brodbeck's prints are highlights from the SVSU Art Department's Dr. Doll Collection.

six examples of prints made by mary brodbeck

Mary Brodbeck has studied, employed, and taught the traditional methods of Japanese woodblock printmaking since 1998. The Zen-like qualities of her landscapes have received critical acclaim in both Japan and the United States. They can be found in the permanent collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts and in many private collections worldwide. Her website can be found here.

Photos by Zainab Labbad

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