Alchemy Art Center Artist Talk Series at SJIMA

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center.

Alchemy Art Center, in partnership with the San Juan Island Museum of Art, is hosting an Artist Talk Series featuring local and guest artists. Lectures will be held in the upstairs workshop area of ​​SJIMA (located at 540 Spring St) from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. select Sundays, May through September.

The first talk in the series will take place on Sunday, May 22 and will feature guest artist Sarah Aineb and local artist Sam Ford. Sarah Aineb is a visual artist, working primarily in printmaking, comics and film, based in San Francisco, California. Most of their works being autobiographical or semi-autobiographical, their work explores the invisible links between feeling, space and time. Whether a singular drawing, a series of prints or a narrative comic, Aineb’s works illustrate the emotional imprint of personal stories on physical landscapes, altering the way we see space and feelings. Sarah lives and works at the Alchemy Art Center in April and May as part of our Artists in Community program.

Sam Ford is a Friday Harbor artist, specializing in pen and ink illustration. His work has been featured on album covers, posters and other music-related artwork, as well as corporate logos and his first published graphic novel, a retelling of the horror classic. “The Willows” adapted by Nathan Carson. The two artists work in the field of drawing, illustration, graphics and engraving. They will show their work, discuss their process and answer questions from the public.

The next conference in the series will take place on Sunday, June 26. Please see for more information.

Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building a thriving art community on San Juan Island.

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