Carson artist’s Japanese technique showcased

Art by Carol Brown, a Carson City artist who uses traditional Japanese tools, brushes and paper to created handmade paper, books and collage from hand-printed papers, is going to be displayed Dec. 1 through Jan. 29 at Carson Valley Arts Council’s Copeland Gallery in Minden.

Brown studied Japanese woodblock from her mentor, Hiroki Morinoue. She prints color from woodblocks in the traditional Japanese moku hanga technique and cuts the colors into shapes, which are then glued in layers with rice paste, creating a colorful image.

The exhibit features handmade books and a series of men’s and women’s kimonos and vases of flowers. Each are drawn from stories, real life experiences and imagination.

Brown works from her studio in Carson City. She has received grants from the Nevada Arts Council in 2004, 2007 and 2009. She was accepted in an intensive three-week graphic “Back to Basics” workshop during the summer of 2008 in Basel, Switzerland. She has a certificate in printmaking from Houston’s Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in and a bachelor’s degree in clothing and textiles from Oklahoma State University.

Carson Valley Arts Council is hosting a reception with the artist from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Some items will be available for purchase with a portion of proceeds going to the CVAC and the local arts.

The Copeland Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and can be accessed by using the south entrance by Coffee On Main or through Heartstrings Gallery and Gifts at the north entrance of the Copeland Building, 1572 Highway 395.

For more information, go to, or call 775-782-8207.


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