Art and Environment Youth Art Show at Alchemy

Submitted by Alchemy Art Center.

This spring, Alchemy Art Center partnered with the San Juan Island Conservation District and the Madrona Institute on the first-ever Art+Environment program, a 10-week arts and environmental stewardship program hosted at Alchemy and geared toward middle school-age kids.

Each week, students were instructed by different guest professionals in arts and environmental fields, covering topics like Sense of Place, Reuse and Upcycling, and Design/Messaging. Guest instructors included fine arts professor Danielle Dean, biologist and forager Kari Koski, founder and director of Backbone Campaign Bill Moyer, botanical dyer and printmaker Katey Rissi, and founder of the Lopez ReMakery Nikyta Palmisani.

On Friday, May 13, the public is invited to an exhibition displaying the incredible body of work this group of young people has created over the last 10 weeks, including photography, upcycled fashion, recycled clay sculpture, found object assemblage, cyanotype, printmaking, and more. The exhibition and reception will be held in the dome space at Alchemy from 6 – 8 pm, and light refreshments will be served.

Alchemy is located at 1255 Wold Rd. Please visit our contact page at for directions and accessibility information.

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Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating a thriving arts community on San Juan Island.

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