Posts Tagged ‘Pith Helmet Provisions’

Winter Themes and Best of Steam – through January 27!

This is the last month for the “Winter Themes and Best of Steam” exhibit. Steam debuted several new prints and brought back the most commented upon 3D banners for this exhibit. In addition, Pith Helmet Provisions lovely traveling bar cabinets, steampunk’d i-device chargers and players, as well as the catapults and cross-bows, continue to grace (or rather guard?) the premises.

Big Top Steam – Call to Artists – Deadline February 1

Big Top Steam is coming to the Gallery! We have posted a call to artists for this next exhibit. The deadline is February 1. The first day of the exhibit is February 23. Please check the website for further information.

Artists Josh Aterovis , Mark Schumaker, Kasey Hendricks and Phil Berneberg

Steam at Harper’s Ferry continues to show the work of four artists new to the Gallery, Josh Aterovis , Mark Schumaker, Kasey Hendricks and Phil Berneberg.

Olde Tyme Christmas

Harpers Ferry 42nd Annual Olde Tyme Christmas was well attended. Jonah Knight played a wonderful set (a few of his “Another Creepy Christmas” CDs are still available for purchase at Steam). The Steampunk Stroll, organized by The Steampunk Family was a great success.

Shameless Steam – March

The next Shameless Steam arts-related business series will be held in March. If you are interested in promoting your arts-related business or your own work, please see the website under the post “Call for Presentations!” or follow the links under the “Events” tab.

Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Art Walk –April 27 and 28, 2013

Mark your calendars! The Bolivar-Harper’s Ferry Art Walk is going forward this April 27 and 28, 2013. As interested participants and artists get involved and commit to participating, that information will be posted to the Steam website. If you are interested to have work shown at your business or if you are an artist who wants to have work shown at a business establishment along the walking tour route, please contact Steam at Harper’s Ferry.

Steam at Harper’s Ferry
180 High Street, 1-B,
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1292
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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Winter Themes and Best of Steam – through January 27, 2013!

As Steam posted earlier, 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.

Winter Themes 2012

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

Celebrating its 42nd year, Olde Tyme Christmas in Harper’s Ferry will be held the first two weekends of December.

Steam at Harper’s Ferry scheduled two events for Olde Tyme Christmas. The first was Jonah Knight’s live acoustic guitar performance on November 30,  and the second will be a Steampunk Stroll, on December 9.

Jonah Knight performed at Steam at Harper’s Ferry again on opening day, Friday, November 30. He had some competition from all the festivities in the Park, but his audience was compensated with the adventures of the Yuletide Lads. Creepy stuff, indeed. Jonah was kind enough to leave a few copies of his CD “Another Creepy Christmas” to sell at the Gallery. It will be on our playlist for the foreseeable future…

The Steampunk Family and Steam at Harper’s Ferry organized a “Steampunk Stroll” scheduled for December 9 at 2 pm. Why a Steampunk Stroll? The Steampunk Family offers the following explanation:

What purpose a Promenade? Well, the usual purpose of meeting fascinating steampunks and looking fabulous, of course, but in addition, we have the opportunity to bestow a few of our holiday shopping dollars on small, local businesses.

Please refer to their website for more information about the Steampunk Stroll.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Steam at Harper’s Ferry
180 High Street, 1-B,
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1292
Harpers Ferry, WV  25425


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It was recently brought to my attention that there is a 150th anniversary of something around here – and  not just the Civil War! Was it the establishment of Harper’s Ferry? No. John Brown’s Raid? No.

It is the 150th anniversary of the formation of West Virginia! It was the only state created during the Civil War and its creation may not have been but for the War which exacerbated Virginia’s already difficult governance of the region.

There are quite a few websites dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of West Virginia and they are generally very good. There is even a website featuring our own Chief Historian Dennis Frye discussing, of course, Harper’s Ferry and the Eastern Panhandle!

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History has a website entitled: “Child of the Rebellion: An Archives and History Sesquicentennial Project.” Here you can find:

  1. Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
  2. Biographies of Statehood Leaders
  3. Biographies of Members of the First West Virginia Legislature Biographies of Western
  4. Virginia Delegates to the Richmond Convention
  5. West Virginia and the Civil War: Annotated Bibliography
  6. Timeline Trivia Question
  7. Sesquicentennial Moments
  8. West Virginia Union Militia Letters
  9. Civil War and Statehood Photographs
  10. “Military Events in West Virginia During the Civil War, 1861-1865,” by Allen W. Jones
  11. List, African American Soldiers from West Virginia
  12. List, Recruiting Officers in West Virginia
  13. Reminiscences, by T.B.A. David, 1908
  14. Election Precincts in West Virginia Counties

What a  wonderful resource!




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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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It is hard to believe that a year has passed since Steam at Harper’s Ferry opened its doors! While there was hope that the gallery would have some appeal here with its Victorian/Steampunk theme, expectations were exceeded.

September 2011

Steam at Harper’s Ferry held its first exhibit featuring artist Angelica Temoche and Jason Edwards. Despite seemingly endless problems the week before, the reception went off without a hitch!

October 2011

Steam “officially” opened to the public on October 1, the first day of Railroad Days in Brunswick, MD. There was a Freedom Run early in the morning and those dedicated runners slogged through the rain-soaked streets and pathways. Our very first sale occurred this month. There was also an unexpected snow storm which caused the power to go out and significant tree damage.

November 2011

Steam started selling woodblock prints made on the premises. Jason Edwards, Steam’s Resident Artist, made “3D” prints of his character “Octoboy.”

December 2011

Busy, busy, busy! The 41st Annual Harpers Ferry Olde Tyme Christmas was held the first two weekends of December. Santa and Mrs. Claus paid a visit and the weather cooperated!

January 2012

Things start to slow down in Harper’s Ferry in January, but we were open every weekend that month. The fireplace was on all … the … time.

February 2012

Musician Jonah Knight performed on acoustic guitar to a standing room only crowd, despite the cold weather. Jonah will be back on November 29 with his “Creepy Christmas” tunes.

March 2012

The Appalachian Trail Anniversary celebration was held this month. The Steampunk Travel exhibit opened with fine cabinetry work by Pith Helmet Provisions. The reception spilled out onto the stairway and throughout the town. Pith Helmet Provisions is comprised of members of The Steampunk Family who will have a Steampunk Stroll through the Lower Town on December 9 at 2 pm.

April 2012

This month was filled with preparations for the first Art Walk starting at Bolivar and ending in Harpers Ferry’s lower town. Next year’s Art Walk will be held on April 27 and 28.

May 2012

Author John W. Lamb talked about his book, “A Strange Engine of War” this month. Steam has his book available for sale. I attended the Steampunk World’s Fair.

June 2012

The Gadgets, Guns and Gears exhibit opened this month. This was the first time that we had posters made featuring art shown in the Gallery. It was also the first exhibit we had with five artists showing their work.

July 2012

This month, Steam announced plans for an arts-related business series.

August 2012

The Gadgets, Guns and Gears exhibit closed and the “Steampunk Leisure” call to artists was announced.

September 2012

The Steampunk Leisure exhibit opened and we are holding our first “Shameless Steam” event today with Hannah Ehlman, Larry Gillick and Cynthia Gayton presenting.

We’ve had visitors from as far away as Brazil and as close as Brunswick (well, even closer if your count upstairs and up the street!). It has been great fun talking about Harper’s Ferry’s Victorian Past and introducing people to Steampunk.

Thank you, everyone, for your support! We look forward to this coming year!




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This is the last weekend to see Pith Helmet Provisions  Steampunk Travel installment here at Steam at Harper’s Ferry.

This morning was the Harpers Ferry Half Marathon. Great day for it! Congratulations to everyone who participated.

Today is the 27th Annual Herb Fair and Bake Sale to support the GFWC Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry. If you are inspired after purchasing a few choice herbs or flowering plants, you may want to participate in the “Living Antiques!  Heirloom Vegetable Seedlings and Seed Fair” Workshop sponsored by the Harpers Ferry Historical Association.

It is also World Fair Trade Day!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Last month, Steam at Harper’s Ferry opened a new exhibit entitled “Steampunk Travel” which will continue until May 13, 2012. For the Art Walk, here is an introduction to the artists and their work.


Steam at Harper’s Ferry featuring Kristin Consaul, Chip York and Jill Evans-Kavaldjian of Pith Helmet Provisions and Jason Edwards, Visual Artist
180 High Street, 1-B
Harper’s Ferry, WV

Artist Statements/Bios

Pith Helmet Provisions (from the website):  “Pith Helmet Provisions is a collaborative effort of unique talents – a painter, a tinker, and a carpenter.

Jill Evans-Kavaldjian is an artist, muralist, and decorative painter; a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Fine Arts; and a former teacher. Her work takes many different forms, from commissioned landscapes, a murals, faux-painted formal interiors, historic and one-of-a-kind floorcloths, and illustrated educational materials.

[Chip York] is an artist, photographer, seamster, carpenter, and tinkerer with mad science leanings. As a boy he took things apart to see how they worked, and occasionally put them back together. Now he takes things apart to make them into something else, scavenging the elements of his creations from the curbsides and dumpsters of our disposable culture. He claims that once you learn construction you can build anything, from a house to a corset. He was steampunk before he knew there was a name for it, and since he and his wife started steampunkfamily.com, he has a forum for sharing his DIY projects and philosophy with other like-minded souls who want to possess objects much more amazing than they can buy, and the joy of making it themselves.

[Kristin Consaul] learned carpentry and tinkering in her father’s workshop. Whenever she got in trouble, her punishment was to help dad in the shop, so she got lots of experience! She formalized her skills at the Heartwood Homebuilding School in Massachusetts. She finds inspiration in the Victorian aesthetic, an era had an elegance that is missing from much of what we surround ourselves with today. [She] is drawn by the rich colors and textures of seasoned wood, and her decorative pieces are often made of salvaged wood.”

Jason Edwards (from his website):  “For over ten years, [he] has been a professional scenic artist.  He is a graduate of  University North Carolina School of the Arts, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He participated in additional apprenticeship programs as a scenic artist at the Skylight Opera Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, Santa Fe Opera and Cobalt Studios. In the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, he has worked with some of the most well-known organizations in the performance industry, including The Shakespeare Theater, Washington National Opera, Third Dimension, and most recently with the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Award-nominated productions on which he has worked include “Fever Dream”, “Full Circle” and “Boom”. Over the past two years, he has expanded his artistic interests toward more personal art and produced several pieces available for viewing on his blog, jordebot.com. Here’s an interview from American theatre wing: http://americantheatrewing.org/biography/detail/jason_edwards



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