The third event in the Jamesport Meeting House’s 2018 Harvest Arts Festival will be a cyanotype workshop on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The workshop will be taught by Alyssa Salomon, a daguerreotype maker, and a silkscreen maven. She will explain 19th-century photography techniques and history. Participants will print images using the natural sunlight coming through the meeting house’s beautiful old windows. Everyone will make at least one sunprint on paper or fabric to take home. Salomon teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and is currently the artist-in-residence at VCU’s School of Business. Her company, Blue Skies Workroom, produces handmade silkscreen fabrics and bags which will be one of the things featured at the Makers Fair afterward. Blue Skies Workroom is on Instagram @blue_skies_workroom and alyssasalomon.com
The class is $35. For info and registration, see jamesportmeetinghouse.org or call 631-722-4880. Space is very limited and advance registration is required.
A Maker Fair open to the public will follow from 1 to 3 p.m. and will include small works from all the artists presenting in our Harvest Arts Festival, Rob Shepperson, Alyssa Salomon, Marta Baumiller, Ella Baldwin, Cliff Baldwin and some surprise artists as well. Items for sale include paintings, sculptures, prints, books, tableware, accessories, lighting and furniture. Think of it as an affordable art fair for the North Fork.
The Harvest Arts Festival is made possible by a generous grant from the David Robert Lion Gardiner Foundation.
Source: Press release issued by the Jamesport Meeting House dated Oct. 16, 2018.