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Noted ink-and-watercolor artist to conduct workshop

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 17, 2001

HERNANDO -- The Citrus County Art League will sponsor a sumi-e workshop conducted by artist Susan Frame, March 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Art League Cultural Center at Annapolis Avenue and County Road 486, Citrus Hills.

Sumi-e is done with simple brush strokes using ink and watercolors.

The artform originated in China, spread to Japan, and then to the rest of the world. Frame is a world class sumi-e and fabric-painting artist. She studied with Japanese and Chinese masters of sumi-e and has been painting with ink and brush for 27 years.

Frame was among the first group of artists invited to study landscape painting at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art in China in 1984. She has won numerous awards for her work in the United States, Canada, and Japan.

In addition to her sumi-e painting, Frame has worked with fabric painting and dyeing for 20 years. In 1990, a piece of her wearable art was presented to President and Mrs. Gorbachev by then-Gov. Rudy Perpich of Minnesota.

Frame teaches at Dunedin Fine Art Center, St. Petersburg Beach Art Institute, Gulf Coast Museum of Art and the Trailside Artists' Colony. The cost of the workshop is $55 for non-members and $45 for members. Participants should bring bag lunches. For information and a list of the necessary supplies, contact Ginger at 527-6524.

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