Giant paper artwork on display at Wellesley College; free workshop slated, too

Hong Hong paper art at Wellesley College

An exhibit called All the Light in a Vivid Dream, on display at Wellesley College’s Jewett Art Gallery through April 27,  features handmade paper artwork by Connecticut-based artist Hong Hong. The art was too large to be poured indoors and had to be created in temporary frames outside, where they are subject to the influence of sun, wind, and water.

Hong Hong paper art at Wellesley CollegeThe pieces in this exhibition are made from kozo (long plant fibers traditionally used in papermaking) and recycled paper pulp from earlier iterations of a larger collection called Everlasting Ephemera. Works in the series are made from the art that came before in a cycle of transience and rebirth that mimics many natural processes.

Born in Hefei China, Hong Hong earned her MFA in 2014 from the University of Georgia and her BFA in 2011 from the State University of New York at Potsdam. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

The Jewett Art Gallery is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 7 days a week, on the 2nd floor of the Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College. The Gallery is free to visit and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibition, contact Gallery Director Samara Pearlstein at 781-283- 2043 or

In addition to the exhibition, Hong Hong will be running an all-day papermaking workshop on Sunday, April 22. The workshop is free and open to the public, but because space is limited, registration is required. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Wellesley’s Book Arts Lab Director Katherine Ruffin,, for registration details.