HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF CRAFTS
Haystack is an international, non-profit, studio program in the arts, offering six one- and two-week studio workshop Sessions to craft-makers and visual artists of all skill levels, led by prominent faculty artists. Haystack also offers a residency program, conferences, a visiting artist series, spring and fall workshops specifically for Maine residents, and workshop series and mentorship programs for Maine high school students.
A LIFE IN BOOKS: MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE READING
WARREN LEHRER with JUDITH SLOAN | Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:30PM in Haystack’s Gateway Auditorium
In his entertaining, thought provoking performance/readings, Warren Lehrer presents an overview of his life, work, and creative process. Through the ongoing saga of his fictional character, Bleu Mobley, he explores the lines that separate truth and myth. The performance includes projections of his book cover designs, animations, and video performances, excerpts by the band BETTY, beatbox poet Chesney Snow, actress/poet La Bruja, actress/author Judith Sloan, and more.
TOUR HAYSTACK | WEDNESDAYS at 1PM
June 3, 2015 – September 2, 2015
Tour Haystack’s historic, award-winning campus, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and built in 1961. Haystack’s studios include in wood, fibers, graphics, glass, metals, blacksmithing, and clay. The campus is a series of shingled buildings cascading down the hillside overlooking Jericho Bay and the Deer Isle Thoroughfare. Suggested $5 donation to support Haystack’s scholarships and studio improvements. SIGN UP HERE or just show up!
SUMMER CONFERENCE: CRAFT THINKING: IDEAS ON MAKING, MATERIALS & CREATIVE PROCESS
July 12 – 16, 2015
Each summer, Haystack brings together 10 presenters: creative leaders, innovative thinkers, and expert makers in their fields. They come from a variety of disciplines: academic, scientific, entrepreneurial and artistic, sharing their diverse perspectives at Haystack during a week of presentations, discussions and workshops. The conference focuses on thinking-through-craft. How do creative processes and materials inform the work that we make?
WENDY MARUYAMA: EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066
This traveling exhibition, organized by The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts, has also been shown at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Wendy Maruyama is a renowned artist/furniture maker, and long-time instructor at Haystack. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the internment of tens of thousands of American citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry. Wendy Maruyama, a third-generation Japanese-American, has created a compelling body of work to examine this period in American history, in three integrated parts: The Tag Project, Executive Order 9066, and a selection of historical artifacts. Underwriting support for Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 is provided by Betsy Rowland.