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Sumi Painting Workshop
Past Event

Sumi is the carbon-based ink used in the painting and calligraphy of China, Japan, and Korea. Unlike western water color, sumi ink bonds with the paper and the image created is permanent.

Experience and experiment with the calligraphic gesture and the creative potential of a single stroke with the very talented Louise Kikuchi.


$160 | $128 for members


BIMA is following the COVID-19 recommendations and guidance from Kitsap Public Health District, Washington State Department of Health, and the CDC, and will continue to update health and safety policies as needed. At this time, masks and proof of vaccination is not required–but we welcome you to wear a mask if you choose.

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Louise Kikuchi was born and raised in Hawaii and has lived in Tokyo, Paris and Seattle, as well as other cities in the United States. The artist taught at Western Washington University as an Associate French professor from 1979 up to 1996. It was during the 90’s that she became acquainted with Dana and Toni Ann Rust, the owners of the Edison Eye Gallery. Kikuchi was painting plein air on the banks of the Edison slough when Dana approached her. They became friends and she often showed her work at the Eye alongside Clayton James, Joel Brock and Joseph Goldberg. Kikuchi had studied art since the 1960’s in Hawaii and at the Sorbonne in Paris. She also studied sumi-e with Hashimoto Torin, Tokyo in the early 1980’s. This was the medium that became her passion.


Aug 13, 2022
10:00am – 4:00pm





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