The Mendocino Art Center features Tom Killion’s Japanese-style woodcut prints in his exhibit, “Northcoast Relief Prints.” “I have spent my life working with the Northern California Coastal Elements of Sky, Earth and Sea. The Interpenetration of these elements is what makes this region unique, particularly where the Pacific Ocean slips between the uplifted and fault-riven coastal hills and mountains, conjuring the mists and ever-present Fog that is the signature feature of our local landscape. My Japanese-style woodcut prints are a response to this constantly changing world of multiple micro-climates: mysterious mornings and evenings unfolding into brilliantly expansive afternoon worlds of sun and distant horizons curving off the edge of the planet. Most of the prints in this exhibit explore this landscape, along with a few others of the more distant Mountains that feed the rivers running into San Francisco Bay.” – Tom Killion Tom Killion Artist Talk June 5, 11:30am In collaboration with the Mendocino Film Festival, Tom will talk about his recent work on Trees of California and bring a complete set of woodblocks and progressive proofs to explicate his technique of making a multi-color woodblock print. The talk will be illustrated with original woodcut prints.Tom’s artistic process is featured in the Mendocino Film Festival’s screening of his documentary, “Journey to Hokusai.” Second Saturday Gallery Reception June 11, 4pm-7pm Free admission Meet Tom Killion and the artists of the concurrent Mendocino Art Center exhibit, “We Are Still Here,” Bonnie Lockhart, Meyo Marrufo and Eric Wilder and attend their artist talk, “Exploring Our Culture Through Art,” 5pm-6pm.