Artist Talk Series at SJIMA continues with Maya Djiji and Adrian Kilpatrick on June 26

Posted June 17, 2022 at 12:04 pm by

Adri­an Kil­patrick — Con­tributed photo

Alche­my Art Cen­ter and the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art share an update about the next install­ment of their Artist Talk Series.

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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on select Sun­days through September. 

The next talk in the series, on June 26, 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 from var­i­ous thrift stores, flea mar­kets, and yard sales form images that encap­su­late dif­fer­ent moods, cul­tures, and ide­olo­gies found with­in our past and present lives.

Our July talk will take place on Sun­day, July 31. Check the Alche­my Art Cen­ter web­site for more infor­ma­tion. This talk is part of Artists in Com­mu­ni­ty, which is sup­port­ed by the NEA, ArtsWA, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion, the Tulalip Char­i­ta­ble Fund, and by gen­er­ous dona­tions from mem­bers of our community.

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