Sarasota Sumi-e Society Exhibition
In the Historical Selby House, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
January 29 – March 17, 2014
Oriental Brush Painting is an intellectual, spiritual, as well as an artistic pursuit. It is closely related to the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy. The brush strokes used to create a painting are based on the strokes used to produce the beautiful characters of Chinese writing. The painter’s goal is to use a few free flowing confident strokes to produce the essence of the landscape, the flower, the tree or the scene, not an exact copy.
The exhibition will include excellent examples of various Oriental Brush Painting "schools". Their membership includes painters and non painters, professional artists and calligraphers, teachers and students who have studied Chinese, Japanese, Korean as well as contemporary styles.
The Sarasota Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America was established in 1990 as a non-profit organization serving as a cultural bridge between Eastern and Western Art. The purpose of the Sumi-e Society is to foster and encourage the study and the appreciation of Oriental Brush Painting with an emphasis on education, appreciation and sharing through monthly meetings, newsletters, workshops and exhibitions. The local society meets once a month in season and welcomes new members. Additional information may be found on their website www.sarasotasumi-e.org.
Tulips by Keiko Romerstein