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Exhibit: W-ink!


June 20–Sep 6, 2017, Blakely Hall
Opening Reception Wednesday, June 21, 6–7:30 pm

Curators: Karen DedricksonAnna Macrae

Working with ink and paper gives way to a firecracker of possibilities:  all that’s needed is a spark of imagination to burst open its potential.

Four ink artists use this ancient medium with a fresh contemporary effect. The supplies are simple — soot, plant and wood — yet each artist skillfully manipulates their process to push the boundary of traditional ink work practice. Whether the work is of an image or is abstract, artists with a limited palette and inexpensive tools play with a variety of techniques to produce the effects that satisfy their creativity. Showing restraint to preserve areas of “white space” is key to the composition. From a controlled fine needle, to dripping ink and dirty fingers, all become tools. And the possibility of serendipity is always welcomed.

Controlling the ink is one part of the process. The choice of paper influences the final result; such as dry or wet, thick or thin, texture or smooth.  W-ink!  urges us to take  a second look at a medium’s  extraordinary  versatility and vitality.


Join us Saturday, August 26 for a sumi demonstration at Blakely Hall, during Highlands Day.

Exhibiting Artists

Tina Albro, Karen Dedrickson, Lowell Poisson, Grace Schlitt


Thank you to our sponsors: the Issaquah Highlands Council, 4Culture, City of Issaquah, Protingent Staffing, and Rowley Properties, Shelter Holdings, Aero Safety Graphics, Recology, Outside the Box Creations, Moon Motorcycles, and Bristlecone Advisors.



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