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Save the date to head to the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania for an extended weekend of arts experiences inspired by the natural environment. As the leaves begin to turn in this unspoiled lakeside community, we will gather for a new arts and education program that harkens back to the historic Eagles Mere Chautauqua that thrived there more than 100 years ago.
Intensive morning workshops will be enriched by open studios in the afternoon, and the opportunity to participate in a myriad of activities including guided hikes in the surrounding forests, theme-related film, a fiber installation, and environment-related talks and discussions. Participants will be captivated by Eagles Mere’s serenity and charm and the spirit of informality, community, and spontaneity that will prevail.
Participants may choose between four workshops being offered this year: Writing, led by award-winning author Brendan Jones, Collage, led by multi-media artist Fran Gallun (Fleisher Art Memorial instructor), Monoprinting by teaching artist Christine Stoughton (instructor at Main Line Art Center, Wayne Arts Center, UArts) and iPhonography by iPhone expert Julie Stauffer.Other highlights of the weekend will include a “yarn bombing” — a group-created yarn installation of the Eagles Mere footbridge led by fiber artist Melissa Maddonni Haims, a presentation by environmental artist Diane Burko, who will share her photographs and paintings documenting dramatic changes in the world’s ice fields and glaciers, and an under-the-trees discussion about the fragility of our environment by Mick Smyer.
For further information visit endlessartsem.org or write firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list. You may also contact Vicki Solot, founder and former Executive Director of First Person Arts and one of the Endless Arts organizers, at email@example.com.
An Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts program, open to pros, novices and everyone in-between.