Suminagashi in the Park

Come Join Us For A Unique and FREE Experience Combining Poetry & Suminagashi!
Miriam Sagan & Isabel Winson-Sagan, the creative team Maternal Mitochondria, will be building an art and poetry geocache pathway in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park this summer.
And we want you to help create it.

A FREE WORKSHOP:

When: August 11
Where: Community Room in The Railyard
Time: 1-4
To register: write msagan1035@aol.com with your phone number & email. We will have directions etc.
Limited to 15-20 participants
Priority will be given to kids under 18, and anyone accompanying them.

The workshop will teach each participant to create suminagashi, Japanese inspired marbling, on paper. We will work with low impact materials—water trays and ink.
We will also create poetry based on “weathergrams”—short poems about the environment and our inner selves.

Once the workshop is over, Miriam and Isabel will curate the show. We will combine suminagashi and text, and install it in hidden but findable locations in the Railyard Park. The pathway will be geocached, and locatable by GPS. We will also have maps. The work will be presented anonymously—and the paper and text may have two different authors. All participants will be listed and thanked as part of the pathway, and on our website: https://maternalmitochondria.com/

There will be an informal opening in mid-September. We’ll tell you when it is up, and you can walk it and share it with your friends. It’s a magical way to respond to a special spot in our city of Santa Fe.
We look forward to working with you!

Suminagashi print, with blue and yellow and green ink

Santa Fe Japan Festival

Ever wondered what suminagashi actually is, or how to make one for yourself? Maternal Mitochondria (Isabel W.S. and Miriam Sagan) will be doing a hands-on demonstration this Saturday at the Japan Festival from 11am-3pm! Come and say hi, draw some sumi, all while eating delicious takoyaki. The festival is at the Convention Center and admission is $5 for adults, free for children under 12. The festival itself runs from 9:30am-5pm. See you there!

 

sumi
black and orange sumi print

Celtic Rose Carving

At the risk of spamming y’all with pictures of this carving, I won an award for it at SFCC! And it will be up in their gallery space for the rest of the summer. I’m super happy and grateful to the woodworking department for nominating me! It’s a great show, hope everyone gets a chance to see it.

Celtic Rose Woodcarving
Celtic Rose Carving

Celtic Rose Carving is in another show!

This carving will be in a second show this summer, the Art & Design Showcase in the main gallery at Santa Fe Community College. Come check out all that the art and design students have to offer! It’s usually packed with a tremendous amount of variety and talent. The opening is May 3rd from 4:30-6pm, and the show will be up until August.