Maternal Mitochondria!

Miriam Sagan and Isabel Winson-Sagan have a few upcoming shows and workshops this summer! We will be back at the Japanese Cultural Festival on May 11th, offering a free demo of suminagashi printing. The festival is at the Santa Fe Convention Center and costs $5 for adults, free for children under 12. Visit Santa Fe Jin’s website for more information. Then on June 8th, we will be presenting on our work as the art collective Maternal Mitochondria from 1 pm to 3 pm for Santa Fe Book Arts Group. This is free and open to the public. This will be followed on June 9 by a workshop on suminagashi & poetry from 9 am to 4 pm. The workshop is $75 and is only open to members of BAG. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact BAG directly at And finally, from June 21st-August 24th our work will be featured in a group show at the Peters Project gallery, “Speaking to the Imagination: The Contemporary Artist’s Book.” Looking forward to seeing some of you at these events!

-Isabel and Miriam

More info from BAG:

Please note : there are a few remaining spaces if you know anyone who would like to attend.
Thanks. Laura Wait

Class Size: Limited to 12 participants. Cost: $ 75. To register, send a check for $75 payable to BAG, to Laura Wait, 108 Calle Francisca, Santa Fe, NM 87507.

Workshop: Suminagashi & Poetry:

Sunday, June 9, 9-4 at the College in the Fine Arts Building Room #710.

The workshop will teach each participant to create suminagashi, Japanese inspired marbling, on paper. We will work with low impact materials—water trays, ink, and inexpensive paper. We will also create poetry based on “weathergrams”—short poems about the environment and our inner selves. The workshop will be structured so that text and marbling can be combined for a final product. You will have pieces to take home that can be collaged, used in book making, or hung as ephemeral to weather out into the atmosphere. We will provide all materials, but here is an overview if you want supplies to continue this practice—

Presentation: Maternal Mitochondria

Saturday, June 8, 1-3. Board room.
The Collaborative mother/daughter duo of writer Miriam Sagan and multi-media artist Isabel Winson-Sagan will share their projects. These include an art/poetry trail off of Route 14, collaborative public art piece in the Santa Fe Railyard, video, installation piece in an ancient silo in Japan, renga, and numerous geocaches. Their meditative studio practice is based on a contemporary version of suminagashi, Japanese style marbling, and free writing.. In addition to showing images and discussing our process we will have samples of our work and some free giveaway broadsides and books.

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I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well ( The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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