Alchemy Art Center, in partnership with the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, is hosting an artist talk series featuring visiting and local artists. Talks will take place in the upstairs workshop area of the SJIMA (located at 540 Spring St) from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm on select Sundays, May-September.
The next talk in the series, on June 26th, features visiting artist Maya Noga Djiji and local artist Adrian Kilpatrick. Maya Djiji is a visual artist from California who loves exploring different mediums. On top of her love for exploration, she also loves to use a lot of color. With her saturated palette, she makes work with ceramics, textiles, glass, printmaking, and much more. Her work touches on the playful nature of magic, the delicate beauty of life, and the intricacies of death.
Maya is living and working at Alchemy Art Center in June and July as part of our Artists in Community Program. This is Maya’s second residency at Alchemy Art Center.
Adrian Kilpatrick is a collage and mixed media artist based on San Juan Island. His art deals with modern-day alienation, surrealism, nature, politics, fantasy, and dream states. His primary focus is to create an open dialogue by transporting viewers of his works to realms that parallel our own reality and cause us to question our current human condition. Materials gathered from old picture books, magazines, and brochures found in various thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales form images that encapsulate different moods, cultures, and ideologies found within our past and present lives.
Please check out www.alchemyartcenter.com/events for more information.
Artists in Community is supported by the NEA, ArtsWA, the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Tulalip Charitable Fund, and by generous donations from community members.
Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating a thriving arts community on San Juan Island.
For more information about Alchemy, visit their website at www.alchemyartcenter.com