Welcome to Sumi-e Midwest. The word Sumi-e is the Japanese word for black ink painting. Sumi-e artists use a variety of styles, from representational to abstract and from traditional East Asian to a combination of Western and Asian. The purpose of Sumi-e Midwest is to foster and encourage an appreciation of East Asian brush painting techniques through workshops, lectures, and exhibits, and to serve as a cultural bridge between East and West.
Sumi-e Midwest, a chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America, includes members from Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The Midwest chapter hosts monthly meetings and additional special meetings which include field trips to museums and galleries, lectures, demonstrations or hands-on projects. Members receive a monthly e-newsletter with information about meetings, exhibits, and other events. Dues are $30 per year.
For more information about Sumi-e Midwest, reach us through the Contact page.