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Carrying on sumi-e tradition

Deer Isle artist and teacher Federica Marshall paints and teaches mainly in the Japanese brush work sumi-e tradition, combining art and appreciation of Asian culture in her students and audience. A reception for a Renga scroll exhibit, combining art, haiku and calligraphy, by Marshall and others in her “Haiku Project,” runs through May 31 at the Blue Hill Public Library. A reception will be held Friday, May 18, 5-6:30 p.m.

Art tools

Art tools

A horse hair brush, ink pot and grinder are used for sumi-e painting.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Brush work

Brush work

Artist Frederica Marshall demonstrates using a single hair from her brush in her Deer Isle studio.

Photo by Anne Berleant

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Renga scroll

Renga scroll

A Renga scroll on exhibit at the Blue Hill Public Library.

Photo by Anne Berleant