June 9 – July 7, 2023
Artists Reception: Saturday, July 10 at 1–3 pm

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery is pleased to present the “Nobuko Yamasaki: Mokuhanga Workshop Show”, an exhibition of woodblock prints curated by artist Nobuko Yamasaki. The show opens on June 9 and runs through July 7.

Mokuhanga is a traditional Japanese technique for woodblock printing. It is best known for the ukiyo-e style prints popular in Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868). Similar to Western woodcut prints in some regards, mokuhanga uses water-based inks instead of oil-based inks—providing a wide range of vivid colors, glazes, and transparency.

Nobuko has selected for the exhibition prints by seven artists who have participated in her workshops: Jacki Boyer, Werner Croonen, Marcia Guestschow, Linda L. McCauley, Ann Elizabeth Mesritz, Antonia Oakley, and David Prescott. Several of Nobuko’s own works are included, too.

Gallery Director Candace Law adds, “We’re pleased to welcome Nobuko back to the Gallery and delighted to feature a selection of the creative woodblock prints produced by Detroit-area artists who have studied with her.”

The public is invited to attend an Artists Reception on Saturday, June 10 from 1-3 pm. It’s free, and guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists and discuss the exhibition in person. Light refreshments will be offered. There is ample parking in the lot and on the side streets.

Yamasaki learned woodblock printing in the tradition of Hiroshige at Seika University in Kyoto, Japan. After graduation, she studied with Richard Steiner, a noted woodblock print artist and teacher, in his Kyoto studio. She has gone on to create award-winning work and share woodblock printing techniques with her students. Yamasaki lives in Grosse Pointe Shores and teaches at the Grosse Pointe Art Center and the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center.

Once the exhibition opens, you’ll be able to start your visit to the Gallery by exploring a virtual tour of the exhibition. If you would prefer to view it in person, either click here to schedule your visit, send an email to Gallery@ColorInkStudio.com, or telephone us at 248-398-6119. No appointment is needed to attend the Artists Reception; otherwise, the Gallery is open most weekdays for scheduled visits. The original fine art on view in the exhibition will be available for purchase in the Gallery or securely online.