This Week at SJC Annapolis

Here are some events happening October 20 to 26 on the Annapolis campus. To see more programs and events, click here.

Students: Check your SJC e-mail for the weekly calendar that lists information about activities, clubs, math and writing assistance, and more.

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Mitchell Gallery Exhibition Opens on October 24

Along the Eastern Road:
Hiroshige's Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido

October 24 – December 12, 2014

This outstanding exhibition features 55 revolutionary woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858), recording the scenic views along the famous "Eastern Road" that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. This popular series, known as the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, was published in 1833-1834 and established Hiroshige's reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape.


Utagawa Hiroshige, Sixteenth Station: Yui, 1833-34,
from Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, wood-block print, 1933.326.17/55

In 1832, Hiroshige journeyed along the historic Tokaido, visiting the fifty-three towns and villages that dotted the road, which provided lodging, refreshments, and souvenirs for travelers. The route was traveled frequently by merchants, religious pilgrims and tourists. Hiroshige stayed at these overnight stations and recorded numerous views of the surrounding landscape, towns and people.

Hiroshige was trained in the tradition of the ukiyo-e –"floating world"—wood-block print making. As a genre, landscape developed late in the ukiyo-e period and was greatly influenced by the prints of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).

For more information, please go to the Mitchell Gallery's 2014-2015 Exhibition Schedule.

Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania. This exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.

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Faces of Annapolis: People and Places Inspire Alum

Artist Carlin Menzin, an alumna of the SJC Graduate Institute, created a series of nine woodblock prints abstractly based on her time in Annapolis. 

From a portrait of “Granny” to a scene on State Circle, the colorful prints are on display in the Cheney Gallery on the second floor at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Menzin (AGI13) wrote short narratives about her work, based on real and fictional imagery. Her series explores the relationship between biography, fiction, and imagery.

“I don't think of myself as either a historian or a biographer, and these works are not meant to be history or biography. But I do make pictures of people and their places. Inevitably, this means that I cast my subjects in a light that reflects both them and me.“

Faces of Annapolis” will run through October 25 at Maryland Hall.