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.
TONIGHT AT HAYSTACK | ARTIST PRESENTATIONS FROM SESSION 2 TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS
Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7:30PM in Haystack’s Gateway Auditorium
Haystack’s Session 2 Technical Assistants will present their work tonight in a series of short slide shows. Our Technical Assistants are nominated by the Session Instructor or by the school, for excellence in their media, to come to Haystack to facilitate work in the studios each Session.
APPLY FOR A WORKSHOP | SUMMER 2015
There is still time to apply for a summer workshop! Our classes are filling up fast, We currently have a few openings in Glass, Metals, Papermaking, Encaustics, Book Arts, and Ceramics.
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.