On Thursday, February 23, the School of Art and Art History proudly hosted visiting artist Sumi Ink Club as part of the Spring 2017 Visiting Artists Lecture Series. Sumi Ink Club was organized in 2005 by Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck, Los Angeles-based artists interested in producing collaborative artwork through meetings that are open to the public. At the start of the lecture, Rara retold the story of Sumi Ink Club’s first meeting, which took place within the neighborhood the two artists had just moved into.
“We loved our neighborhood and we wanted to meet everyone and we were like, ‘How could we lure people over here?’,” said Rara. “We tried so many things and, in the end, just having a large table with a drawing situation set up was the thing that kind of drew people in and made them pause long enough so that we could have a conversation and get to know each other.”
The lecture continued with the two artists describing Sumi Ink Club’s creative process and the basic materials they use for their drawings to create a fully-immersive and participatory experience for all those present.
Original article at College of the Arts: In the Loop
Marissa Secades, “Drawing connections: Sumi Ink Club’s lecture at the School of Art + Art History,” College of the Arts: In the Loop, Mar 2, 2017, http://arts.ufl.edu/in-the-loop/news/drawing-connections-sumi-ink-clubs-lecture-at-the-school-of-art-art-history/