Welcome to Studio Pause, a space for art, stories, and community. I am Sushmita Mazumdar, artist, writer, and educator, and this is where I work and invite others to visit, learn, share their art, and celebrate the art and writing of others.
I have been writing stories and making them into artist’s books and mixed media work since 2007 while teaching workshops and participating in events where I can teach families, children, and seniors book making too. You can see some of my books on the Handmade Storybooks tab on this website.
I believe that everybody is creative and everyone has stories to share—we just don’t explore them because we don’t have the time, don’t think we are very good at it, and we don’t think anyone cares.
And that’s why we need to PAUSE.
People: We are inspired by everyday People because they are creative and they know a lot
Art: Everyone has Art in them and should get to explore and enjoy it
Understand: Art and Stories help us Understand the people around us and the things they love
Share: We Share our stories graciously and take graciously as we learn about each other
Explore: What will we discover about ourselves, as we Explore our senses and our emotions?
Studio PAUSE Reception, April 2015:
Here is a short film about our April 2015 reception, a film by Hanan Daqqa, who visited the Studio in January and wanted to share what its about through her art. Thanks so much, Hanan!
Studio PAUSE and AIM: Art Education, Nov 3, 2013
Artists Sushmita Mazumdar, Allison Platz, and Maria Burke talk about art education. All opinions are the conversationalists and not necessarily those of any organization with which they are affiliated. The Conversation on November 3, 2013 was at Studio Pause in Arlington, Virginia. Audio by Steve Cordle; cameras by Janar Stewart and Matthew Shea Sullivan; produced by Michael A. Shea through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media.