Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Printmaker Nicholas Hill

2017 Guggenheim Fellow Nicholas Hill will use a small printing press to create printing plates based upon on-sight drawings that he’s created at various sites on the island. His printmaking processes are environmentally-friendly and water-based. He also looks forward to open studio sessions where visitors can come to his studio to see the printing process as he would use hand-made papers and demonstrate a variety of printing techniques with each plate. The press is small enough and portable and he plans to offer these demonstrations at other sites or even out-of-doors in good weather. Printmaking history is rich and complements the historical periods of the history of the island, so he plans to share these parallel histories during his demonstrations.

The primary demonstration will take place at the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. The entrance is located to the rear of the building. Admission to all events are free.

Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Photographer Raymond Gaynor

Photographer Raymond Gaynor will lead a presentation/workshop on the images he’s taken while in residence. He’ll provide a detailed explanation on what drove him to take that particular shot, what he saw, and what he felt. Additionally, he will also discuss the technical aspects and processing workflow for each image.

This is a free workshop presented in the Station 256 Conference Room located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. Entrance is to the rear of the building. #thisismackinac

Music in the Park, Presented by Mackinac Arts Council

From the Arts Council: “With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live folk, rock, country, blues—the best of Americana. All concerts are free. We recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort.”

Schedule of artists:
July 1 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
July 8 – Olivia Dear
July 15 – Rachel Davis
July 22 – Pistil Whips
July 29 – The Accidentals
August 5 – E Minor
August 12 – The Ark
August 19 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
August 26 – Kari Lynch Band
September 2 – Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Music in the Park, Presented by Mackinac Arts Council

From the Arts Council: “With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live folk, rock, country, blues—the best of Americana. All concerts are free. We recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort.”

Schedule of artists:
July 1 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
July 8 – Olivia Dear
July 15 – Rachel Davis
July 22 – Pistil Whips
July 29 – The Accidentals
August 5 – E Minor
August 12 – The Ark
August 19 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
August 26 – Kari Lynch Band
September 2 – Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Workshops in the Museum

Presented by the Mackinac Arts Council. Join local and regional artists as they share their art expertise. Workshops take place in Marquette Park on the lawn outside The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Supplies are provided, but you may also bring your own. Class sizes are limited – early registration is recommended through the Mackinac Arts Council.

All workshops cost $20 per day unless otherwise noted. Discounts are available for students and Mackinac Island summer employees. Workshops are held after regular museum hours.

Workshop Schedule:

June 9 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
June 22 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 23 – Instagram with Sara Wright
June 29 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 30 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan
July 6 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 7 – Felting with Kim Clare
July 13 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 14 – Plein Air Painting with Scott Kenyon
July 21 – Instagram with Sara Wright
August 3 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 4 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 11 – Rug Punch with Kim Clare
August 18 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
August 25 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan

Music in the Park, Presented by Mackinac Arts Council

From the Arts Council: “With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live folk, rock, country, blues—the best of Americana. All concerts are free. We recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort.”

Schedule of artists:
July 1 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
July 8 – Olivia Dear
July 15 – Rachel Davis
July 22 – Pistil Whips
July 29 – The Accidentals
August 5 – E Minor
August 12 – The Ark
August 19 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
August 26 – Kari Lynch Band
September 2 – Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Woodcut Artist and Printmaker Benjamin Bohnsack

Woodcut artist and printmaker Benjamin Bohnsack will present a continuous demonstration of block printing during his residency, so keep an eye open for him while on the island! For his scheduled workshop, he will showcase a half hour presentation about the story of literacy and printing, with a visual description of what he does to create his art. He’ll also do a brief show and tell of the work he’s done while on the island, leaving time for questions at the end.

This program will be presented in the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. Entrance is located at the rear of the building. Admission is free. #thisismackinac

Workshops in the Museum

Presented by the Mackinac Arts Council. Join local and regional artists as they share their art expertise. Workshops take place in Marquette Park on the lawn outside The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Supplies are provided, but you may also bring your own. Class sizes are limited – early registration is recommended through the Mackinac Arts Council.

All workshops cost $20 per day unless otherwise noted. Discounts are available for students and Mackinac Island summer employees. Workshops are held after regular museum hours.

Workshop Schedule:

June 9 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
June 22 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 23 – Instagram with Sara Wright
June 29 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 30 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan
July 6 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 7 – Felting with Kim Clare
July 13 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 14 – Plein Air Painting with Scott Kenyon
July 21 – Instagram with Sara Wright
August 3 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 4 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 11 – Rug Punch with Kim Clare
August 18 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
August 25 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan

Music in the Park, Presented by Mackinac Arts Council

From the Arts Council: “With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live folk, rock, country, blues—the best of Americana. All concerts are free. We recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort.”

Schedule of artists:
July 1 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
July 8 – Olivia Dear
July 15 – Rachel Davis
July 22 – Pistil Whips
July 29 – The Accidentals
August 5 – E Minor
August 12 – The Ark
August 19 – Mackinac’s Got Talent
August 26 – Kari Lynch Band
September 2 – Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets