exhibition icon EXHIBITION


August 21 – October 1, 2017
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

free and open to the public

Thursday, September 28, 2017
3:00–4:00 p.m. In Search of Mokuhanga Light: Globalizing Japanese Woodblock Printmaking, Gallery walk-through with Mr. Yasuyuki Sato, Director, Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory; and Mr. Hayato Fujioka, Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

4:00–5:00 p.m. Gallery walk-through with Mr. Ralph Kiggell, Vice-Chair of International Mokuhanga Conference and a juror for Beauty of Mokuhanga; and Mr. Hiroki Morinoue, Local Committee Chair
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

5:00–6:00 p.m. Light reception
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Artists’ materials & resources showcase
UHM Art Building, Room 308

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. International Artist-in-Residency & International Exchange Program showcase
Commons Gallery, UHM

Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Open portfolio, part 1; 1:00–3:00 p.m., part 2
Art Building, Room 373

3:00–5:00 p.m. Light reception with live music (NEW!!) by Gunner Nagata and Billy Sage V, a contemporary duo of electric guitar and acoustic rhythm guitar performing a selection of curated hits
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The juried international exhibition Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility celebrates the Third International Mokuhanga Conference, which is being held outside of Japan for the first time. Mokuhanga, a traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique, is widely recognized through ukiyo-e prints that were popular during the Edo period (1603–1868).

Beauty of Mokuhanga features 107 woodblock prints and hand-printed artists’ books created by 68 invited artists from around the world. The diverse works include abstract to representational styles, vibrant to subtle hues, contemporary commentary and humor, and an unusual pair of plaited prints. This exhibition bridges time periods, places, generations, and disciplines through a celebration of the tradition of mokuhanga. It promotes the understanding of mokuhanga and its history, and encourages the study and practice of mokuhanga printmaking in the global art community. Artists represent the countries of Australia; Canada; Croatia; Finland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Macau, People’s Republic of China; the Netherlands, New Zealand; Norway; Poland; South Korea; the United Kingdom; and the United States of America.

The conference, scheduled for September 28 – October 1 at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, nurtures the discipline of mokuhanga and its special sensibilities, and also fosters its innovative uses.

Donkey Mill Art Center, the home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture on the Big Island, is organizing and hosting the third International Mokuhanga Conference and exhibition.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, UHM; and anonymous donors.

Gallery hours:
Mon.–Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays; Labor Day, Sept. 4.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.