Iolan artist Steven Greenwall will display his works in Japan.
Greenwall’s art will be in a one-man show in Kanazawa, as well as one in Tokyo which features the creations of about 35 other artists, June 19-30.
This isn’t the first time for Greenwall to have his watercolor and pastel landscapes and still lifes exhibited in Japan.
His work was part of a group show in 2011 and in a one-man show in 1990.
Greenwall’s opportunities to exhibit paintings in Japan came about by meeting Japanese artist Mr. Uzawa through a connection at Coffeyville Community College.
“The shows are called ‘Works on Paper’ because all involved are done on paper rather than canvas,” Greenwall noted.
Altogether, six of Greenwall’s pieces — three done with watercolors and three with charcoal — have been sent to Japan.
SINCE RETIRING from full-time instruction at Allen Community College two years ago, Greenwall has devoted more time to personal works from a cozy studio behind his and wife Deb’s home in Iola’s Meadowbrook Addition.
“I’m doing some portraits,” he said.
For his landscapes, Greenwall said he looks for spaces accentuated by light interspersed through trees and undergrowth, interpreting that as being “the presence of God,” Greenwall said.
After retirement, Greenwall has taught several classes at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, but has none this semester, though it’s a project he would like to pursue.
Classes may be arranged in his studio, of “two or more students who I can work with here,” he said.
For information about classes or to arrange a showing of paintings and prints that he has available, Greenwall may be reached at 365-6210.