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Sumi-E in Paradise: A Japanese Painting Exhibition

October 1, 2022 - October 29, 2022

title and dates of sumi-e exhibit with example of sumi-e artwork

View an exhibition of Sumi-e artwork by students of local instructor and artist Hisae Shouse at Hawaii State Library.  The Japanese art of Sumi-e, or ink painting, involves limiting characteristics to capture the essence of the subjects with black ink. The artists use gradations of black ranging from pure black to the lightest shades achievable by dissolving ink in water. The art requires only black ink, water, rice paper, & brushes.  The exhibit will displayed in the First Floor Reading Room and is available for viewing during the library’s regular business hours.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy. If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.


October 1, 2022
October 29, 2022
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Oahu – Hawaii State Library
478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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