On exhibition in the Donohue Rare Book Room through October 9 is the recent acquisition Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents (Santa Cruz: Quail Press, 1990) by master printmaker, Tom Killion. Exhibited with the book is an archive, on loan from the artist, which includes original watercolors and woodcut blocks used to illustrate the book. A prolific printmaker known for his depictions of Northern California and the California Coast, Tom Killion is also a bookmaker and illustrator who works in the fine press tradition. Among his works housed in the Donohue Rare Book Room are The Coast of California: Point Reyes to Point Sur (1979); Fortress Marin (1977); and the William Everson titles Eastward the Armies (1980) and In Medias Res (1984). The Gleeson Library is pleased to exhibit Walls in conjunction with the exhibition Silent Poetry: Woodcut Prints of the California Landscape by Tom Killion in the Thacher Gallery.
An opening reception will take place in the Thacher Gallery and Donohue Rare Book Room on Thursday, September 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by an artist lecture “Topofilia: The California Landscape in Japanese-style Woodcut Prints” in McLaren 250. A printmaking demonstration with USF students will take place in the Donohue Rare Book Room on Tuesday, October 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Both programs are free to attend and open to the public.
Head Librarian, Special Collections & University Archives