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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"the most skilled printmakers in the world" artist profile 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 6 174 the historic venue. "Ten years ago, this magnificent Victorian mansion, built as a summer home in 1878, was saved from the brink of demoli- tion. Through private efforts, it was restored with the intention of offering an engaging place to experience the arts, explore nature, and appreciate history. Since then we've become a true cultural center that is almost self-supporting. CWAJ's print show and charitable work are exactly the kind of partnership we were looking for." Proceeds from the print show will also support Highfield Hall & Gardens' full schedule of concerts, culinary classes, family events, educational opportunities, and art festivals. Among other members of the board are Wellesley residents Charles (Chuck) Klotz and Fred Greenman. "Nothing like this has come to the Cape previously," said Annie Dean, Highfield's director of programs and exhibitions, who previ- ously managed collections at the Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian Institution where many Japanese scientists have come to study and conduct research. For this show, an international panel of printmaking scholars selected works by more than 200 established and emerging artists whose techniques range from traditional woodblock to intaglio, lithog- raphy, etching, aquatint, and silkscreen. A special feature is Hands-On Art, a tactile art experience for people who are visually impaired. A ret- rospective of the show's history includes prints by established artists including Kuniharo Amano and Toko Shinoda, the latter whose career spans 80 years. Shinoda, who once lived in Boston, works primarily with sumi ink paintings and prints, merging traditional calligraphy with abstract expressionism in pieces that have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Weston and Woods Hole resident Meg Pierce, chairman of Highfield's board of trustees, noted 2016 also marks a special year for

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