A Weekend Celebration…The Artfulness of Alcohol Ink Painting

A Weekend Celebration…The Artfulness of Alcohol Ink Painting

“I’m on a mission with alcohol ink as art,” says Artist & Educator Paula Crandell.

Sunrise Galleries is hosting Sioux City Artist, Paula Crandell for a weekend of alcohol ink painting demonstrations, workshops and pop-up art shows.  Crandell will be in Davenport and Muscatine the weekend of May 31 – June 2 for a variety of events at the Sunrise Galleries.

Crandell, who works out of her studio in Sioux City, Iowa and teaches at the Sioux City Art Center, says she hopes to bring legitimacy to this relatively new art form.  Alcohol ink is known for its vibrant colors and unpredictable mixing and movements on a slick surface. 

“Once thought of as simply a medium for crafters, Alcohol Ink can be found in numerous art studios, including mine, as an emerging fine art medium,” says Crandell.  “And with this emergence, I’m committed to be one of the explorers and discoverers of the artfulness of Alcohol Ink.

On Friday, May 31, Crandell will put on a demonstration and pop-up art show at the Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street in Davenport during the monthly Final Friday Gallery Open House.  This event is free to the public. Bucktown Center for the Arts is operated by MidCoast Fine Arts.  MidCoast Fine Arts is the only not-for-profit organization in the Quad Cities that dedicates its mission entirely to supporting living, local visual artists and exhibition spaces for them.  Sunrise Galleries East, a tenant in Bucktown, is sponsoring and hosting the visiting artist.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 1 – 2, Crandell will host two different alcohol ink workshops at the Sunrise Galleries studio in Muscatine, 114 E. 2nd Street.  The cost for each workshop is $45 ($80 to attend both) and all materials are provided.


Saturday, June 1

Blooms and Doodles Workshop – 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Sunday, June 2

Land & Seascapes Workshop – 1:00PM – 4:00PM


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