Artist stop Dyan Hatanaka
Dyan Hatanaka is an internationally trained artist with a passion for all types of printmaking. She studied Art Direction and Advertising at OCAD University where she developed an appreciation for classical skills and strategy. She then went on to study traditional printmaking at McMaster University. She has subsequently participated in several residencies including a residency in Awaji, Japan studying traditional Japanese woodblock printing. Dyan has experimented with many different types of printmaking including stenciling, etching, silkscreen, monoprint, letterpress, collograph, lithography, engraving, etc. She finds her home, however, in large scale reductionist woodblock. Since moving to the Annapolis Valley in 2014 she has been an active member of Elephant Grass print studio and the Nova Scotia Print Makers Association. Her recent work has focused on the history and culture of the valley including a large scale series about local heroes (featuring, among others, Freddie Wilson and Bessie North). Dyan participated in a 2015 residency at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and continued to work out of the Centre during the winter of 2016. She now works out of a home studio in Kentville where she lives with her wife and one year old son. She is originally from Hamilton, Ontario.
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Era Crossing A series of nine historical crossing signs. GPS
1. N 45° 04.656 W 064° 29.479
2. N 45° 04.371 W 064° 28.669 3. N 45° 04.341 W 064° 28.468
4. N 45° 04.523 W 064° 26.972 5. N 45° 04.777 W 064° 25.459
6. N 45° 05.119 W 064° 24.443
7. N 45° 05.292 W 064° 23.643 8. N 45° 05.333 W 064° 23.156
9. N 45° 05.468 W 064° 22.637
Directions 1. Hwy 101 exit 13
2. South to Kentville
3. Left on Route 1 (Evangeline trail)
4. Veer right on Cornwallis St NS341 E/359N
5. Right on Webster Court in Kentville
6. Nine signs mark the trail between Kentville and Wolfville

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