Sumi-e artist Richard Kaufman of Magic Mountain Studio has been creating beautiful scenes from the natural world using rice paper, natural fiber brushes and Chinese and Japanese inks for nearly 15 years. What began as a casual interest quickly developed into a lifelong passion. Richard is a member of the board of directors of the national Sumi-e Society of America and was a past president of the DC area local chapter of the SSA.

Music is by Emancipator Ensemble out of Portland, OR. Known for its etheric melodies, immaculately smooth samples, and addictive drum beats, Emancipator’s music has captivated a diverse audience across the globe. Learn more about Emancipator at

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