Grand Opening of Alchemy Art Center Photo and Print Studio

Alchemy Art Center is introducing it’s brand new printmaking studio and photography darkroom with an open house on Sunday, January 27th, from 2:00-5:00 PM.

Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing specialized art equipment for San Juan Islanders in a shared studio setting.  Alchemy has offered a fully-equipped ceramics studio for almost two years, and their team is excited to incorporate print and photo into their programming.

Honored at the Grand Opening event will be legendary island artists Mary Ann Rock and Virginia (Ginger) Van Camp, whose printing presses were generously donated to Alchemy’s print department by their respective families.  Works by both artists will be on display (provided for the evening by Malcolm Suttles and the Van Camp Family), and the printing of an original Mary Ann Rock woodblock will inaugurate them in their new space.

In addition, interactive photography and darkroom activities will be presented by Malcolm Suttles and Danielle Dean, both of whom have been instrumental in organizing Alchemy’s new photo department.

Light refreshments will be available, as well as opportunities to become a member of Alchemy Art Center or register for spring classes and workshops.

Please join the fun!

Sunday, January 27th, 2:00-5:00 PM

Alchemy Art Center

1255 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor, WA

For more information about Alchemy, please visit our website at

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 5:52 am by

Categories: Arts, Education

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