Mill Valley artist and writer Tom Killion will discuss the history of Mill Valley’s Fall Arts Festival, now celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Killion grew up in Mill Valley during the 1950s/60s when the town had a lively artistic culture that influenced his appreciation of the northern California landscape and his interest in East Asian landscape art.
The Mill Valley Fall Art Festival was a touchstone for early interest in making and selling art, beginning in his early teens, when Mill Valley’s wonderfully supportive community encouraged Killion’s first forays into landscape printmaking.
Today Killion produces Japanese-style woodcut prints of the Western landscape and books that integrate the visual and written poetry of California’s landscape, including California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry and History, which recently received a Gold Medal from the prestigious California Book Awards. His art studio is located on Inverness Ridge in West Marin.
It is highly recommended that you preregister for this event HERE!