Open Studio Sessions with Sumi Ink Club

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Draw on the gallery walls at the Addison Gallery of American Arts with the artists of Sumi Ink Club! The mural created during these sessions will remain on view at the Addison through the summer. Additional activities for children will be available during the open studio times.

Sumi Ink Club is a participatory drawing project founded in 2005 by Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Employing the brush and black ink of traditional sumi ink wash painting, the club produces work in open-to-the-public meetings in which people of all ages and skill are invited to contribute to a collaborative drawing. Using group drawing as a means to generate social interactions and sustain community connections, it is the artists’ hope that each drawing reflects the diversity of participants as well as the conversations and exchanges that occurred during its making. The Addison will host a series of three open drawing sessions (January 20, 21, and 24) led by the artists with the finished wall mural being unveiled at the opening on Friday, January 26.


Sumi Ink Club drawing hours are:

Saturday, January 20, 10:30 am–2:00 pm

Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Wednesday, January 24, 3:30–7:00 pm