California’s Wild Edge:
The Coast in Poetry, Prints, and History

Saturday July 8, 2017–Sunday, October 8, 2017

This exhibition captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, and Santa Monica. Woodblock artist Tom Killion’s prints combine exquisite color with dynamic composition to portray the coast’s ever-changing moods and diverse formations: storm tides crashing at Point Lobos, serene moonlit coves at Mendocino, and fog encircling the Golden Gate Bridge. Deepening our experience are poetry and prose from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder and other well-known California authors of the past and present. The addition of traditional Japanese woodblock prints (once owned by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and now in a private collection) provides context for Killion's work. The exhibition is originated by Tom Killion and the San Francisco Public Library and is based on a recent Heyday book by the same title co-authored by Tom Killion and Gary Snyder. It is traveled by Exhibit Envoy.