Events for September 18, 2019
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Designed to take advantage of dramatic changes in weather and light during the fall season, this project-based workshop will introduce you to topics such as visual design, understanding light, developing a concept, critiquing, and more. Using the historic seaside town of St. Andrews as our base, we’ll explore the area’s dramatic tides, stunning landscapes, botanical gardens and village life in ways that will inspire and challenge you.
The week includes lectures and slide presentations, editing sessions, and individual critiques, with participants working towards developing a cohesive body of work. Time will be available for practical instruction in camera settings and photo editing, as well as discussions on black & white photography, colour theory, composition, exhibition and presentation methods, printing on fine art papers, or submitting work to galleries.
StudioWorks Artists-in-Residence Dana Lynn Harper, Bethany Springer, and Billy Joe Miller will host open studios and artist talks on Wednesday, September 18, beginning at 7 pm at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, in Eastport. After the first sessions downtown with Harper and Springer, the evening will continue at the North Church Project Space at 82 High Street, Eastport, for the opening of a large-scale installation created there by Billy Joe Miller. Dana Lynn Harper is an installation artist based in Columbus, Ohio who creates spaces that “spread light and empowerment through the experience of wonderment and beauty.” At StudioWorks, she is making new installation work using metal fishing baskets as armature, and creating column-like structures with fuzzy textures created with paracord, plastic lace, iridescent films and other materials. Bethany Springer currently lives and works in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is an Associate Professor in Sculpture at the University of Arkansas. At StudioWorks she is conducting research into the experience of place and recognition of identity, creating small sculptures and fabricated landscapes to be photographed, digitally manipulated and printed as postcards. Billy Joe Miller is a interdisciplinary artist. He creates architectural interventions, performance and immersive environments in response to the natural world. At StudioWorks he is creating an installation in the North Church Project Space using found rope and tensioning wires to create large-scale geometric patterns and shapes in response to the architecture and local environment. His presentation will include sound and performative elements. For more information about the artists, see their websites: danalynnharper.com, bethanyspringer.com, billyjoemiller.comFind out more »
Eastport Arts Center’s weekly Life Drawing Workshop will resume Wednesday, September 18 at 7 pm, and will meet weekly from 7-9 pm Wednesdays through November 6. The group, which will work from a live model, will be led by Anne Shields Hopkins, a frequent participant in past sessions of the workshop. Hopkins was raised in the salty North Atlantic and was trained at the Pratt Institute. They are a maker, mother, organizer and fire builder, and have become known for bringing a flair for dramatic play to the weekly community art gatherings. Participants, who may work in any medium of their choice, should expect movement, openings, quiet moments and excitement in the workshop’s self-guided 2 hours of creation. Participation fee will be $10/session, or $60 for the full 8 weeks.Find out more »