The chance to meet authors

The not-so-spring weather didn’t put a damper on this year’s “Patterns event” at Port Huron’s Studio 1219.

Saturday, April 16 offered many workshops for students from 1 to 3 p.m. The fiction writing workshop, poetry writing workshop and graphic design forum all featured guest authors or artists.

Thomas Pyrzewski art photo credit Liz Whittemore

Thomas Pyrzewski art photo credit Liz Whittemore

After the workshops was casual gathering on the top floor of Studio 1219 for the 53rd edition. At this time any guest was able to visit with the visiting authors and artists until 4 p.m.

I’ve never been in Studio 1219 before, and I’m really glad I came today,” said Alexis Dunn, 18, of Marysville. “I was surprised at the variety of art here, not just paintings, but sculptures and photography as well.”

The best part about this event is that there are authors and artists here, in Port Huron. It’s not every day that you get the chance to meet authors,” said Cameron Roehl, 20, of Saint Clair.

This year the visiting authors consisted of the poet Duhamel, novelist McMullan, graphic designer Ostrowski, and the sculptor Pyrzewski.

On Sunday evening, April 17 an honorary reception was held for SC4’s talented student writers and artists. Pieces of the student’s work were read or displayed throughout the evening.

Never would it of occurred to me that there are so many talented students here. I knew there were talented students, but I never expected this many talented students,” said Nathan Yuille, 29, of Clinton Township. Yuille attended SC4 during 2001-2003, and he didn’t even know of the event until years after graduating from SC4.

If you missed out on this weekend’s events, you can still visit the Fine Arts building until April 22 to see some works of the student’s works. The galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Courtney Jacobs

Staff Writer

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