Fire and Ice
Studio 1219’s Fire & Ice on The Water: Art Education Festival and Fine Arts & Crafts Fair was held at Vantage Point, in Port Huron Michigan this year on Saturday, Sept. 18, and Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. It was a two day event that took place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It was free to the public and run solely by volunteers. It has been taking place once a year, for the past four years.
The founder of the event is Maureen Scallen. When asked what the age available to participate in crafts was, Scallen replied, “Pre-school to the ancient”. The only activity that cost to participate in was the raccoo pottery.
There were many tents filled with people and art projects ranging anywhere from paintings, to mosaics, to jewelry making, to wood turning and more. One of the events was a car that was being spray painted by anyone who felt like expressing themselves.
The gentleman in charge of heading up the car was Jason Stier. When asked what the car was for,Stier replied “It is a unique way to help promote Studio 1219 in upcoming events and parades.”
On the outskirts of the tents there was a dome stage where two men were providing live entertainment for the audience by both singing and playing guitar. One of the men was Lee-Perry Belleau, the President and CEO of Studio 1219, and the other was Tom Kephart, a volunteer at the show and drama teacher at SC4.
When asked what the whole event was about, Kephart responded by saying, “It is all about art education, and I feel that it creates for everyone a broader sense of the world.”