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Around the World – Next Exhibit

Watch this space! The next exhibit at Steam will have an “Around the World in 80 Days” theme. A “Call to Artists” will be posted soon.

What’s New at Steam

Steam’s next installment “Of Steam and Spring” under its new SciFi/Steampunk imprint, Steam at Harper’s Ferry Press, was released on April 27. Here is an excerpt:

“A full moon rose between the mountains. Its light reflected from the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers at The Point. A crowd gathered on the Hill Top House veranda, bundled in furs, scarves, gloves and hats even though it was early Spring. … The chimes at St. Peter’s Church rang out at midnight, just as the moon completed a triangle above the uneven peaks. … Lights flickered into being on the newly installed carousel which began to turn. A song began to play on the calliope. Its mournful noise was in sharp contrast to the joyful tunes with which people were familiar who visited the Park.”

The Steampunk World’s Fair is this month, from May 17 – 19, 2013. Cynthia M. Gayton is scheduled to speak about protecting literary and illustrated characters on Sunday, May 19 from 1:15 – 2:15 at The Radisson in Boardroom A. Looking forward to it!

Big Top Steam – Exhibit Ended

The Big Top Steam exhibit ended this past weekend. The artists are Leigh Anne Cassell and Lindsey Donaldson. In addition, there are  two special installations by Eric Holstine and Phil Berneburg. This was one of the most ambitious and varied exhibit Steam has had to date. Thanks everyone for taking the time to view this wonderful collection!

Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Community Art Walk – April  27 and 28, 2013 – A Success!

At final count, there were over 50 artists at 21 venues participating in the Bolivar-Harper’s Ferry Community Art Walk over this past weekend. Despite the rain on Sunday, about 150 people received commemorative goodie bags and letterpress prints, along with coupons and gifts from local merchants. The Hill Top House was especially gorgeous on April 27. The grounds were decorated with flowering plants and freshly mulched. Special thanks goes out to the volunteers, Kenzie Allen, Teresa Barth, and Jason Edwards. If you attended, thanks for coming! If not, please come next time!

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Of Steam and Spring CoverOn Thursday, April 26, 2013, Steam announced the release of the next publication from our Steam at Harper’s Ferry Press imprint, “Of Steam and Spring” by V. Edwards Clarke with illustrations by Kasey Hendricks. Here is an excerpt from the story:

“A full moon rose between the mountains. Its light reflected from the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers at The Point. A crowd gathered on the Hill Top House veranda, bundled in furs, scarves, gloves and hats even though it was early Spring. … The chimes at St. Peter’s Church rang out at midnight, just as the moon completed a triangle above the uneven peaks. … The din started like a train whistle sounding through a tunnel. It grew louder and louder until its clamor blasted forth, powerful enough to awaken the ancient mountains. Lights flickered into being on the newly installed carousel which began to turn. A song began to play on the calliope. Its mournful noise was in sharp contrast to the joyful tunes with which people were familiar who visited the Park.”

There was a full moon on April 26 and for most of this weekend, I spent my time at the Hill Top House overlook handing out maps, flyers and coupons for the Second Annual Bolivar-Harper’s Ferry Community Art Walk and heard a train thunder through the tunnel more than a dozen times. But, there is no longer any carousel or calliope. Coincidence?

This story is about an enchantment of the Island Park’s carousel during the lifetime of Hill Top House’s original owner, Thomas Lovett. A Calliope Romance brought to you by Steam at Harper’s Ferry.

Limited physical copies are available for purchase at Steam at Harper’s Ferry. Please email Steam if you would like a copy mailed to you. An e-book version will be available soon.

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Here’s the list of all the artist names I’ve received from the venues – all 41 of them!

  1. Mary Almond, Photographer and Digital Artist
  2. Daniel Alquist
  3. Autumn Beckett
  4. Mary-Jo Bennett, Photographer
  5. Gary Bergel, Photographer
  6. Phil Berneberg, Ceramic artist
  7. Joe Bourgeios, Furniture maker
  8. Judy Bradshaw
  9. Andrea Burke, Watercolorist
  10. Theresa Burns
  11. Leigh Anne Cassell, Illustrator
  12. Scott Cawood, Metal Sculptor
  13. Bruce Chandler, Visual Artist
  14. Tabatha Chesley Photographer
  15. Michael Timothy Davis, Oil Painter
  16. Lindsey Donaldson, Illustrator
  17. Jason Edwards, Visual Artist
  18. Hannah Jean Ehlman, Metalsmith
  19. Jason Fleshman
  20. Vanessa Gerstenberger, Ceramics
  21. Crystal Grimsley, Jewelry maker
  22. Clara Hayward, Visual Artist
  23. Eric Holstine, Metalwork/stained glass artist
  24. Margret Keeler
  25. Susanne Koenig
  26. Jim Koenig
  27. Martha LeRoi, Pottery maker
  28. Michael McIntyre, Pottery maker
  29. Earl Mills, Photographer
  30. Amanda Mullins
  31. Carol Napper
  32. Judy Olsen, Visual Artist
  33. Susan Parker, Watercolorist
  34. Bryan Payne, photographer
  35. Autumn Philbin
  36. Valerie Rinker, Photographer
  37. Ron Roman, Photographer
  38. Shawn Sokoloski
  39. Nena Stowell
  40. Ondria Watson
  41. India Watson

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Venue:  Jefferson County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Artists: 

Mary-Jo Bennett, Photographer
Gary Bergel, Photographer
Joe Bourgeios, Furniture maker
Andrea Burke, Watercolorist
Bruce Chandler, Visual Artist
Martha LeRoi, Pottery maker
Judy Olsen, Visual Artist
Susan Parker, Watercolorist

Venue:  Steam at Harper’s Ferry

Artists:

Phil Berneberg, Ceramic artist
Leigh Anne Cassell, Illustrator
Lindsey Donaldson, Illustrator
Jason Edwards, Visual Artist
Eric Holstine, Metalwork/stained glass artist

 

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Venue:  Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library

Artists: (several artists/various media)

Daniel Alquist
Autumn Beckett
Judy Bradshaw
Theresa Burns
Jason Fleshman
Margret Keeler
Amanda Mullins
Carol Napper
Autumn Philbin
Shawn Sokoloski
Nena Stowell
Ondria Watson
India Watson

Venue:  The Gilded Flea

Artists:  Scott Cawood, Metal Sculptor, and Michael Timothy Davis, Oil Painter

Scott Cawood, Antietam, MD

Description: 

Scott Cawood lives and works at his residence in historic Antietam MD where he has been a professional artist since 1992. His work created of scrap steel is a reflection of how the world works, looks, and feels to him—of the everyday discourse he sees as visual celebrations and contradictions. His work has been exhibited nationally and has been commissioned by the City of Frederick, MD; the Baltimore Public Works Museum; Courtyard By Marriot; MTV’s Real World; and The Contemporary American Theater Festival.

Croc Heels - Scott Cawood (with permission)

Croc Heels – Scott Cawood (with permission)

Michael Timothy Davis, Shepherdstown, WV

Description: 

Michael Davis graduated from Shepherd University with a BFA in painting. Here the modernist approach to teaching and stylistic differences at once provided challenges and motivation to explore the more classical aesthetics that he believed in. While attending Shepherd Michael studied independently with Ben Summerford the former Art Chair at American University. Ben’s guidance and enthusiasm proved to be a lasting inspiration. After graduation, Michael continued his studies at The Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore, MD. At Schuler’s he finally felt at home with his desires and ambitions to continue with the traditions of classical realism. Out of school he now has a studio in his house where he paints and draws daily. Students can be found here as well studying and learning the same fundamentals and traditions that enlightened Michael’s life and art.

Singer - Michael Timothy Davis (with permission)

Singer – Michael Timothy Davis (with permission)

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Venue:  The Village Shop

Artist:  Earl Mills, Photographer

Artist Statement:

“Photography has been an interest, hobby, and now a profession over the last 35 years. During that time, I attended a number of college and technical courses and have used many types of photographice quipment. Until a few of years ago, my profession utilized computer graphics in software design and photography was just a natural projection of that experience for me.  One notable employer was National Geographic where I studied the techniques and styles of various photographers.  Their historic photographic archives are an inspiration for what I photograph today.

I have created and perfected my own unique blend of photography and art.  Using this technique I capture and then interpret timeless images of our American heritage.  My work reflects the struggles and triumphs that America has weathered, from the commonplace to the legendary.  I reside in a renowned region for Civil War history, and have photographed many of these legendary sites.  This “Hallowed Ground” includes numerous battlefields, historic buildings, monuments, famous churches as well as presidential homes to rustic log cabins.  Rivers, mountains, and meandering byways provide a peaceful backdrop for these historical treasures as well.

Currently all photographs are taken using professional Canon cameras and lenses. The photographs are then transformed using a digital darkroom technique until they take on the desired artistic appearance. There are no preset conditions; every photograph takes on its own unique style.  I strive to make the end result one that is an interpretation of the history that I see.”

 

Earl Mills (with permission)

Earl Mills (with permission)

 

Venue:  Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Artist:  Ron Roman, Photographer

Description: 

Ron Roman is a 1987 A.T. thru-hiker. His photos focus on the light, vapor, color, and movement of the A.T. His work has been published in numerous publications such as National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Backpacker, Delta Sky, and the Discovery Channel Guidebook Series. In 2010, Roman captured the iconic photo, “Appalachian Trail Mist”, on the A.T.’s Tennessee and North Carolina border, which was later featured on the cover of the 2012 book, The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America’s Hiking Trail. Visitors will have opportunity to meet this artist, view his work, and purchase this renowned photo, with ten percent of the gross sales donated back to the ATC.

Ron Roman photo

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Venue:  National Park Bookshop

Artist:  Mary Almond, Photographer and Digital Artist

Description: 

The National Park Bookshop’s artist will be Mary Almond from Barboursville, WV. She is a photographer and digital artist inspired by the magnificent scenery of West Virginia. She is a “Best of West Virginia” juried member of Tamarack. Mary photographs in West Virginia and nearby states as well as in National Parks and Seashores. For the Spring Art Walk she will be exhibiting photos of Harpers Ferry and our “other” WV national park, New River Gorge. Her work can be found on her website http://www.themerrycat.com.

Backyards by Mary Almond (with permission)

Backyards by Mary Almond (with permission)

Venue:  Harpers Ferry Wine & Gourmet

Artist:  Autumn Yves Beckett

Artist Statement:  “Fun! Fun! Fun!”

Marmalade in the Forest by Autumn Yves Beckett (with permission)

Marmalade in the Forest by Autumn Yves Beckett (with permission)

 

 

 

 

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