WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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170 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 art has been known to open doors and forge international connections. In diverse ways, that's precisely what the College Women's Association of Japan's (CWAJ) annual print show has accom- plished since 1956 along with introducing contemporary Japanese printmaking, known as hanga, to a wider audience. Initially, the CWAJ event raised funds for travel grants enabling Japanese students to study abroad. Since then, the show has become a global ambassador of sorts for Japanese artists while providing major support for programs that strengthen cross-cultural dialogue and projects that improve lives through scholar- ships, education, and art. Now a special 60th anniversary edition, "Kanreki: A 60 Year Journey," has come to Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth through September 14, with highlights on display through October 31. The Cape Cod venue is the exclusive location outside Japan this year for the hanga exhibition and print sale. Previous editions have travelled to the British Museum and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., as well as Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. A bit of background: In 1949, Mt. Holyoke College alumnae founded CWAJ, welcoming first Wellesley College graduates and then others from the Seven Sisters schools to join them in building new relationships with Japan and fostering opportunities for women during the post- Tadashi Ikai White-eye Bird III 2014 mezzotint 45cm x 36cm studio palette composition canvas inspiration gallery imagination "Kanreki: A 60 Year Journey" Introducing Contemporary Japanese Printmaking J A N E T M E N D E L S O H N writer artist profile

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