Haystack Mountain School of Crafts OUT Maine Weekend

Celebrated LGBTQ artists from around the U.S. will teach each workshop to help empower and inspire 70 Maine young LGBTQ people to see themselves in their fullest capacity and model an open and out life in the arts. Youth participants will work and learn alongside one another in the studios in a safe and supportive community. Students, faculty and chaperones will live on campus for three days and participate in evening presentations and discussion groups facilitated by teaching artists.

2021 Registration TBA

FMI about the weekend please contact Haystack:

Phone: 207-348-2306

Email: OUTmaine@haystack-mtn.org

2019 Media Options and Faculty

Graphics with Hope Rovelto: Say it out loud: Screen-printing posters and shirts

Hope Rovelto received a MFA in Ceramics/Glass from Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts, a Filmmaking Certificate from the Seattle Film Institute, and a BFA from Maine College of Art with an emphasis in sculpture and printmaking. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Arts and Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, PA, an Artist-in-Residence at Greenwich House Pottery and an Advisory Board Member to Watershed Center for the Ceramic Art, Newcastle, ME. Hope is the founder of Little Chair Printing in Portland, ME. www.littlechairprinting.com

Blacksmithing with Vivian Beer: Fired up: An introduction to blacksmithing and forging

Vivian Beer is a furniture designer/maker based in New England, where her studio, Vivian Beer Studio Works, is celebrating its tenth year. She received an MFA in metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the Maine College of Art. Beer was featured on Ellen’s Design Challenge, an American furniture design competition, and won the challenge along with a cash prize. Following this win, she was awarded several prestigious fellowships, including the John D. Mineck furniture fellowship. She had the experience working at the National Air and Space Museum researching American aeronautic design history, in which she received the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. www.vivianbeer.com

Fibers with Steven Frost: Sewing rebellion! Clothing from up-cycled materials

Steven Frost is an instructor in the Department of Media Studies and an independent artist. His work tells the stories of hidden histories through performances, objects and workshops. His research focuses on queer history, pop culture and community development in DIY community spaces. Since 2016, Frost has hosted the Colorado Sewing Rebellion at the Boulder Public Library’s maker space. This monthly workshop teaches participants to mend and make their own clothing. Frost is a co-founder of the Experimental Weaving Residency and 2018 grant recipient from the Center for Craft Creativity and Design. He received a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. www.stevenfrost.com

Ceramics with Joshua Paul Hebbert: Clay vessels: Storytelling and identity

Joshua Paul Hebbert has worked for a variety of cultural craft institutions, including Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. He received his MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his BFA from Creighton University in Ceramics. He is currently an artist in residence at the Clay Studio, in Philadelphia, PA. www.joshuahebbert.com

Wood with Sylvie Rosenthal: Woodcarving : Personal charms, collaboration and play

Sylvie Rosenthal has shown nationally at galleries and museums such as The Fuller Craft Museum (MA), The Mint Museum (NC), and the Museum of Art and Design (NYC). Currently, Sylvie maintains a studio practice making furniture on commission, production work for sale online, and sculpture. Sylvie has been routinely invited as a visiting artist, teacher, and researcher to many schools including San Diego State University (CA), University of Wisconsin Whitewater and Madison (WI), Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School (ME), Anderson Ranch Arts Center (CO), Australia National University (Canberra, Australia) and Tainan National University of the Arts (Tainan, Taiwan R.O.C.). Currently Sylvie teaches woodworking at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and is also on the board of trustees of CERF+, the Artists’ Safety Net. www.sylvierosenthal.com

Metals with Everett Hoffman: Jewelry making: Personal adornment and decoration

Everett Hoffman was born and raised in Southwest Idaho surrounded by suburbs and farming towns. He graduated with a BFA in Metals from Boise State University in 2013 and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018. He currently lives in Gatlinburg TN, where he is of the 2018-2019 artist in residence at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft. His current body of work examines everyday material debris reconstructed within the complex narratives of identity, gender, and sexual desire. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, including the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Soil Gallery in Seattle, and the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. www.everetthoffman.net