On Thursday April 25th, the City of Puyallup will host a reception for the Puget Sound Sumi Artists whose work is currently featured in “City Gallery” on the fifth floor of City Hall. The exhibit is titled “All Creatures Great and Small” and consists of more than 30 works by various artists, all in the Sumi-e style.
Sumi-e is the Japanese word for ink painting. the Puget Sound Sumi Artists (PSSA) formed in 1986 to study Asian ink painting (Sumi-e), calligraphy (Shodo), and flower arrangement (Ikebana). Currently, PSSA has over 70 members from around the Puget Sound region.
Members of PSSA exhibit their work via PSSA-sponsored events throughout the Pacific Northwest. Some members also participate in national and international exhibits. The works shown vary in size and represent a broad understanding of sumi art from representational to abstraction, and from traditional to experimental.
PSSA welcomes artists of all levels, whether beginning, emerging or professional. Membership is open to sumi artists as well as to those who are interested in promoting sumi art in Washington. More information can be found at http://sumi.org/.
City Gallery is free and open to the public during regular business hours. The gallery is curated by Arts Downtown, a local organization dedicated to supporting and promoting local artists with the vision of making art an essential part of the Puyallup community. City Gallery offers both established and new or emerging artists a place in which to showcase their work.
Thursday, April 25th
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
5th Floor Puyallup City Hall
333 S. Meridian