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Eric Holstine’s Solo Exhibit – April 26 – May 25, 2014

Steam at Harper’s Ferry is pleased to present  Eric Holstine’s first solo exhibit at Steam entitled “(EH=MC2): The Art of Electrodynamic Illumination” from April 26 to May 25, 2014. Eric was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. His works include “Melton the Mechanical Marvel” and the “Steampunk Time Machine.” His multi-media art incorporates stained glass, brass fixtures, and robotic elements.

Eric Holstine

Eric Holstine

Don’t miss this exhibit! These are bonafide one of a kind pieces that are guaranteed to delight!

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3rd Annual Bolivar-Harper’s Ferry Community Art Walk – April 26 and 27, 2014

The 3rd Annual Bolivar-Harper’s Ferry Community Art Walk is scheduled for April 26 and 27, 2014. Please keep up with developments on the facebook page. Steam is fortunate to have the sponsorship and assistance of the Bolivar/Harpers Ferry Public Library, The Corporation of Harpers Ferry and the Arts and Humanities Alliance for Jefferson County.

Lily Pad in 3D

Lily Pad in 3D

There are over 20 venues and artists participating. It is always a good time – Steam hopes to see you!

Jason is exhibiting his 3D piece “Lily Pads” for the Art Walk this year.Aha logo

What’s New at Steam?

Steampunk-themed home décor! From drawer pulls and light switch plates to ceramics and coasters, time to decorate your home in steampunk style! New steampunk art prints are in stock and now is the time to pick up a few prints from Leigh Anne Cassell’s popular print collection.

Thank you for reading!

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Here are a few comments received about the “Aware Amusings” exhibit, closing tomorrow, June 23:

 

“Beautiful!”

“Love L7 <3”

“Trippy!”

Hope to see you, too!

 

 

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Being so close to Washington, DC, Steam at Harper’s Ferry is all about power – water and electric power, that is. Phil Berneburg and Eric Holstine’s work at the Gallery span technology in Harper’s Ferry from water power to electricity.

“The Potomac Power Plant was an innovative small hydroelectric facility that operated from 1899 to 1991, originally as part of a wood pulp mill (built 1888), and solely as a power house after a fire in 1925.  Significant extant equipment/machinery in the plant includes a c.1905 Dayton Globe water turbine, and a 1925 Woodward water turbine governor.  The building is also symbolic of industry in Harpers Ferry, as it occupies the site (and possibly the partial foundations) of Harpers Ferry National Armory buildings dating to 1834 and 1853, and contains reused structural materials from various Armory buildings as well as from an 1848 Harpers Ferry cotton mill (later a flour mill).”

Reprinted from Library of Congress records.

In this photograph, you can see a 1925 GE Generator in the foreground and a 1910 generator cover in the background.

Potomac Power Plant 1925 GE Generator (front) 1910 generator (back)

Potomac Power Plant 1925 GE Generator (front) 1910 generator (back)

Where was Tesla? Did he have a hand in the design of this hydroelectric power plant?

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Potomac Power Plant HF

You can see many similar design elements in Phil Berneburg’s work here at Steam at Harper’s Ferry. For example, in his vertical boiler with wood logging, there are valves, rivets and pipes.

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Phil Berneburg’s Vertical Boiler with Wood Logging

Potomac Power Plant turbine flumes

Potomac Power Plant Third Tailrace

Eric Holstine’s lamps incorporate piping and electrical elements for a unique design.

Holstine - Steampunk Floor Lamp

Eric Holstine’s Steampunk Floor Lamp

Phil Berneburg and Eric Holstine’s work will be on display through April 28. The Big Top Steam Exhibit also closes that day. Come to the Bolivar-Harper’s Ferry Community Art Walk and meet these artists!

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The Big Top Steam exhibit opens this Saturday, February 23. Big Top Steam’s featured artists are Leigh Anne Cassell and Lindsey Donaldson. There will be special installations by two additional artists, Eric Holstine and Phil Berneburg.

This show will be a first for Steam at Harper’s Ferry – all of the artists live or work in West Virginia! Two artists (Leigh Anne and Lindsey) are from Charles Town, one artist is from Charleston (Eric Holstine) and another has a studio in Bolivar (Phil Berneburg).

Come One! Come All! Step Right Up!

The Show is About to Begin!

Girl on Horseback1909 Harpers Weekly

Girl on Horseback
1909 Harpers Weekly

Leigh Anne Cassell

This is the second show in which Leigh Anne has participated. The following is an excerpt from her original artist statement from the “Gadgets, Guns & Gears” opening in 2012.

“As an artist, one of my personal goals with my work is to strengthen my talent with drawing portraits, especially with the use of color, while also trying more stylized approaches. Since I started drawing portraits in high school I have come to greatly love the technicality of capturing the realism of people’s faces with a pencil. Recently I have expanded my medium to inks and colored pencils. It took me so long to try using color because I did not think that I had the skills to draw with it. One day I just decided to try it, and I ended up surprising myself. Even though I think I still need lots of practice with it, I am happy that I am working well enough with color at the moment. I have been asked in the past why I do not try more digital media to create drawings. I have never had interest in trying a tablet or any other form of digital process to draw. I am in no way against these technological advancements or works of art created by them; I just personally like to sit down with my drawing board, paper, pens, and pencils and just draw. I like the sound and feel of pencils as they move over paper. I can easily say that I do not fit in very well with the more “modern” art world, but I am perfectly fine with that.”

"The Little Jester" (c) 2013 Leigh Anne Cassell (with permission)

“The Little Jester”
(c) 2013 Leigh Anne Cassell (with permission)

Lindsey Donaldson

“I have always had an interest in art but have never had any formal training.  I gained what little prowess I have by constantly doodling, drawing, and sketching. Several broken pencils later, I emerged with a preference in traditional media, mostly graphite and ink, but have started to expand into digital media. I’d like to become more proficient in digital media because it eliminates the boundaries of traditional media.  Since I’ve never been able to spend a lot on art supplies, digital media gives me access to all sorts of things I wouldn’t be able to get normally. I have always preferred working in a more illustrative style because it offers a different sence of control and creativity that I appreciate more than realism.  People have always been my subject of choice ever since childhood.  Real or imagined, mostly imagined, the human form has always facinated me and taking the faces out of my mind and putting them onto paper is one of life’s little joys for me.”

"The Bearded Lady" (c) Lindsey Donaldson (with permission)

“The Bearded Lady”
(c) Lindsey Donaldson (with permission)

Eric Holstine

“I have worked in a variety of mediums.  Most of my work also incorporates my professional life, which is in Information Technology, as well as electrical features.”

Steampunk floor lamp (c) 2013 Eric Holstine (with permission)

Steampunk floor lamp
(c) 2013 Eric Holstine (with permission)

Phil Berneburg

“My interests lie in creating sculptural work (both functional and nonfunctional) and in contributing to education in the ceramic arts. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to gain experience in both the technical and creative aspects of ceramics. My approach to pottery is very experiment-oriented. I explore a lot of ideas and try a lot of techniques; I learn a lot, but I produce relatively little. Not every idea is turned into a finished piece.  The current work is part of my “Steam-Pfunktional” series of Steampunk-inspired  pseudo-functional ceramic pieces. Steampunk, the art of Victorian futurism or science fiction with the celebration of Victorian technology and aesthetics and the rejection of the evils resulting from the Industrial Revolution, has existed ever since the novels of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, but has only recently coalesced from a term referring only to a type of science fiction novel into a broader art movement.”

"High Pressure Brewing Vessel" (c) 2012 Phil Berneburg (with permission)

“High Pressure Brewing Vessel”
(c) 2012 Phil Berneburg (with permission)

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Oh, yeah.

We’ve got quite a mantle display!

Jason Edwards finished our Xmas cards last week using the in-house letterpress. There are a limited number of handpainted cards as well as letterpress on metallic paper cards. The image is taken from the 1888 Christmas edition wrapper for Harper’s Bazar.

In the background is our Steampunk Cabinet of Curiousities Advent Calendar.

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Local ceramic artist and engineer, Phil Berneburg of Three Rivers Pottery, just dropped off these adorable espresso cups today.

Steampunk Espresso cups by Phil Berneburg

Steampunk Espresso cups by Phil Berneburg

They are all one of a kind with an cinnamon red octopus medallion on a nutmeg colored base.  The tentacle handles are in an iridescent gray.

 

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Harper’s Ferry resident, St. Peter’s docent, and sci-fi book reviewer, Teresa Barth made our steampunk stockings.

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Steampunk Stockings by Teresa Barth!

Steampunk Stockings by Teresa Barth!

Lovely!

 

 

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Winter Themes and Best of Steam

Our artist line-up is set for the season! Pith Helmet Provisions is now in the house, along with Christopher Loggie, Kasey Hendricks, Josh Aterovis, Mark Schumaker and Jason Edwards. We have re-installed our most popular 3D images with a new one featuring a view of Harper’s Ferry from Jefferson’s Rock.

Steam at Harper’s Ferry is now in full production of its own signature stylings of prints, solid brass keychains, and hand-colored Harper’s Ferry postcards.

Olde Tyme Christmas starts next week, November 30.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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This weekend is your last chance to see the Steampunk Leisure exhibit. In the next few weeks, we will be installing holiday themed works, so if you can’t make it to this show, please come to the next!

Thank you Nancy & Teresa!

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