Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine, Deer Isle

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Deer Isle, Sunshine Island Building, Architects

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine

Maine Summer Exhibition at Campus in Sunshine Island, Deer Isle, New England, northeast USA

7 Jun 2011

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Maine

Haystack commemorates the 50th anniversary of its award-winning campus with an exhibition focusing on the school’s architect and the influence of his ideas and designs

DEER ISLE — Haystack’s summer exhibition, Haystack’s Architecture: Vision & Legacy, at its Center for Community Programs in Deer Isle village, opens July 3rd and will remain on view through September 11th, and by appointment September 12 – October 15. The exhibition was organized to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Haystack’s campus, in addition to other events marking this important milestone. Falmouth, Maine architect Carol A. Wilson, FAIA is curating the exhibition.

Beach House
Fire Island, New York
STELLEARCHITECTS
Beach House Fire Island
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Haystack’s Architecture: Vision & Legacy examines the impact, through drawings, models, and writings by leading architects in the US, of Haystack’s architecture and its architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes (1915-2004). Haystack’s Deer Isle campus was recognized as an outstanding example of Modernist architecture by the American Institute of Architects in 1994 with the presentation of the organization’s Twenty-Five Year Award. It is one of only forty-one buildings in the country to achieve this distinction. Others include Rockefeller Center, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Guggenheim Museum, and the East Building of the National Gallery. In 2006 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a building of national significance. Ed Barnes was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and was posthumously awarded the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects in 2007.

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In her curator’s statement, Carol Wilson talks about the influence of Barnes’s work and vision on generations of American architects, including herself. An excerpt reads, “As a Maine architect, Haystack’s architecture sets a standard, not only for timelessness, but also as an example, even in 2011, of problems we should be solving and innovative ways of seeing and building.” She goes on to explain that, “The inspiration and lessons learned from Barnes and his work at Haystack are the basis for this summer’s exhibition.”

The show features designs by Randy Brown Architects; James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.; Mark Cavagnero Associates; Elliott + Elliott Architecture; Bruce S. Fowle, FAIA, FXFOWLE; Christopher Glass, Architect; Peter Hamilton ARCHITECTS; Toshiko Mori, Architect PLLC; Bruce Norelius Studio; STELLEARCHITECTS; Studio Ma; and Carol A. Wilson, FAIA.

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In addition to the exhibition, Carol Wilson will give an Artist’s Talk on Sunday, July 24th at 3:00 p.m. in the Center’s gallery. The event is free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours at the Center are Thursday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm.

Haystack is an international, non-profit, studio program in the arts offering summer workshops to craftmakers and visual artists of all skill levels led by prominent faculty artists. The school is located in Sunshine on Deer Isle. The award-winning campus, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, is a series of shingled buildings cascading down the hillside overlooking Jericho Bay and the Deer Isle Thoroughfare. Tours of the campus are available every Wednesday at 1 pm through August 31. The school also offers a broad series of community programs for Maine residents through its Center for Community Programs, which is located at 22 Church Street in Deer Isle village, opposite the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. For a listing of 2011 events at the campus and Center, visit www.haystack-mtn.org/summer-evening-program.php or call 348-2306, e-mail haystack@haystack-mtn.org, or visit www.haystack-mtn.org.

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Address: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 22 Church Street Deer Isle, Maine 04627, United States

Contact:(207) 348-2306

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Maine Architecture – excerpt below:

6 Oct 2010

Maine Modern : Fifty Years of Modern Architecture in Maine

Who would expect modern architecture to be lurking in the woods of Maine, a state with 10 million uninhabited acres of woodlands. storefront for architecture maine’s inaugural exhibition “maine modern: fifty years of modern architecture in maine” will present some of the nation’s best contemporary architecture. Many of the works in this exhibition clearly find inspiration in nature, Maine’s forest and sea, but when people think of Maine architecture, it is more often the grand summer cottages of Mt. Desert Island and the Shingle Style of John Calvin Stevens. storefront for architecture maine lets us in on a well-kept secret; modern architecture in Maine is thriving in the 21st century.

Writers Studio ; Seal Cove House ; Island House ; Punkinville Road House
Writers Studio Island House Nomentana Residence Punkinville Road House

Although all the works are located in Maine, the architects come from around the United States, Canada and as far away as Italy. The show is unique in that each project is represented by a three-dimensional model as well as stunning photographs and drawings. This will be the first public viewing of many of the private projects. The exhibition displays the highest level of architectural design in the State of Maine.


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

American Architects

American Architecture

BSA Unbuilt Awards
Winning Designs + Architects
BSA Unbuilt Awards
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BSA Unbuilt Awards

Boston Buildings

Edward M. Kennedy Institute
Rafael Viñoly Architects
Edward M. Kennedy Institute Building
image : Rafael Viñoly

Edward M. Kennedy Institute
MIT Media Arts & Sciences Building
Fumihiko Maki and associates
MIT Media Lab
photo courtesy of Andy Ryan

MIT Media Lab Building
Community Rowing Boathouse Buildings
anmahian winton architects
Community Rowing Boathouse Building
photo © Peter Vanderwarker

Boston Rowing Boathouse
Ames Hotel Building
Rockwell Group
Ames Hotel
photo : Morgans Hotel Group

Ames Hotel design
Museum of Fine Arts
Foster + Partners
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
image : Foster + Partners

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Boston Harbor Garage towers proposal
KPF – Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Boston Harbor Garage
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Boston Harbor Garage towers

Massachusetts Architecture – Key Buildings in the state

Boston Buildings
Light Portal Boston
photograph © Andreas Keller

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