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Station 256 Conference Room

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7200 Lake Shore Drive
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States

July 2022

Artist-In-Residence Workshop with Kateri Kaminski

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Station 256 Conference Room, 7200 Lake Shore Drive
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Kateri Kaminski’s workshop aims to educate MSHP patrons and art enthusiasts about Trade Silver, how it came into use, where it came from, and the historical impact it had on the Indigenous Peoples and colonies in early North America. Trade silver played an important part in the relationships that were forged between the Indigenous and Europeans. Afterward a simple demonstration of how Trade Silver was made using basic tools. I will start with a sheet of silver and explain each…

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August 2022

Artist-In-Residence Workshop with Painter James Swanson

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Station 256 Conference Room, 7200 Lake Shore Drive
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Swanson will provide a painting demonstration, utilizing his unique way of working, which has become popular for guests to watch. This workshop will take place at the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. This is a free event.

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Artist-In-Residence Workshop with Porcupine Quill Artist Jenna Wood

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Station 256 Conference Room, 7200 Lake Shore Drive
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Wood plans to build a 3 – 5 inch quill box that is reflective of the natural landscape and life on the island. During the workshop Wood will show their tools and process, as well as speak about how they have learned to quill, through generational knowledge, and the importance of passing down the art form and how it contributes to the knowledge of their culture. This workshop will take place at the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the…

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September 2022

Artist-In-Residence Workshop with Photographer Amy Sacka

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Station 256 Conference Room, 7200 Lake Shore Drive
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Amy Sacka will provide a workshop that will include an introduction to their work, a discussion on work about the Great Lakes ice with National Geographic, a discussion about their current project, “Love Letter’s to Michigan State Parks,” and time for questions. This workshop will take place at the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. This is a free event.

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Artist-In-Residence Workshop with Woodcut Print Artist Jean Gummper

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Station 256 Conference Room, 7200 Lake Shore Drive
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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What makes a woodcut such a fascinating way to represent the natural world? Gumpper’s work explores the many dynamic connections between landscape and the physical process of carving and printing a wood block in a reductive method or layering different surfaces and colors in a monotype. Gumpper can see direct connections with scientific study as well as the layering of water, leaves and light. This workshop will take place at the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island…

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