Japanese Art Exhibit
Klamath Community College is inviting the public to view an exhibit of traditional Japanese art currently on display on campus in room 411. Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock Prints Pictures of the Floating World is on loan from the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University. The exhibit features Japanese woodblock prints, called “Ukiyo-e” (pronounced “oo-kee-yo-eh), stunning water colors, bronze sculptures, pottery and authentic Samurai warrior regalia. It is open Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
On Thursday, May 26, at 11:00 a.m., retired Rogue Community College professor Walt Padgett will give a one hour lecture on Japanese woodblock prints. The lecture will be followed by a demonstration on how to create woodblock prints. The process includes first creating the design on paper, then transferring to a thin, mostly transparent sheet of paper before pasting onto a block of wood and chiseling and carving away the wood to create the original in negative. That leaves the lines and areas to be colored raised in relief. Finally, ink is applied to the wood which allows paper to be laid over the top of the inked board to create a print.
The display is an Outreach Exhibition Project from the Schneider Museum of Art. Exhibit organizers ask that no food or drink be brought into the display room and flash photography is prohibited.