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Artists Share Their Work at Schoodic

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Date: September 19, 2006
Contact: Kate Petrie, 207-288-1312

On Saturday, September 23, Acadia National Park Artists-in-Residence on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus will present demonstrations of their work. Reservations are required for both programs and the cost is $8 for the day. Call Michelle Bierman at 207-288-1326 to make reservations.

From 9:30 a.m. to noon, textile artist Sarah Haskell will share her work including her community art piece, The Button Project, a 9/11 memorial, and lead a workshop in weaving with common materials. Sarah received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976 and has completed several courses at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Sarah has many years experience as an instructor and has had numerous art exhibits.

Between 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., print maker David Sokol and his wife Janet Ballantyne, who specializes in book binding and making paper, will demonstrate their craft and share some of their recent works. David will highlight the print making process from drawing to plate to print. Participants will then have the opportunity to explore their own print making talents as well as making paper. David is active in community arts through the Burlington City Arts in Vermont, where he leads an Art Festival for Children’s print making. He is the co-director of the Vermont Hawaii Artist Exchange.

For more details, contact Kate Petrie.

Did You Know?

CCC members take a break from their work to admire the view along the ocean.

The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.