Poetic History of Mt Tam with Tom Killion
Thursday, September 18 - 1:00 p.m.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Just in time for the Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley's own Tom Killion will explore with us the poetic beauty of our mountain through slides and works of art and showcase several fine books on Mt. Tam, including his own.
Tom was born and raised in Mill Valley, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. The rugged scenery of Marin County and Northern California inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints using linoleum and wood, strongly influenced by the traditional Japanese Ukiyo-ë style of Hokusai and Hiroshige. Tom began making wood and lino-cut prints specifically for handprinted book illustrations in his late teens. He studied History at UC Santa Cruz, where he was introduced to fine book printing by William Everson and Jack Stauffacher. His first illustrated book was Twenty-eight Views of Mount Tamalpais, completed when he was 21. He printed his original blocks on handmade Japanese paper, accompanied by haiku-style poetry handset in metal type.