Join Friends of Aomori at Oxbow Brewing Tasting Room in Portland, ME, on September 28 to celebrate the season of autumn colors, or "koyo". Check out this link-https://www.facebook.com/events/498119103730486/ The event will help fundraise for Maine's school exchanges with schools in Aomori, Japan, as well as our continuing printmaking art exchange MAPS. I have donated my wood engraving, Old Cottonwood, to the MAPS exchange.
The MAPS project started in the Fall of 2015, with an exhibition of work by ten Maine printmakers at the Aomori Art Pavilion during the Citizen's Days Festival. This exhibition was followed by an exhibition at SPACE Gallery of prints by the Maine artists, ten Japanese artists, and other work related to the Maine-Aomori relationship. This show was held in conjunction with a week-long residency program for five Japanese artists at Pickwick Independent Press, during which time they also delivered presentations at MECA.