Watchmaking. Silhouette portraiture. Taxidermy. Mud Ball Polishing.
Welcome to the world of The Secret Arts, a new experience from Atlas Obscura that invites some of the world’s rarest experts and artisans to share the hidden knowledge of their singular craft. Each weekly edition of The Secret Arts features a different craftsperson in discussion with host Eric Grundhauser (Atlas Obscura), exploring some of the key lessons and discoveries they’ve made over the years, how you might try your hand at their unique skill, and answering your questions live! Join us, and take a step into the unknown realm of The Secret Arts!
During this special summer-solstice-timed edition of The Secret Arts, we'll be sitting down with artist and master of alternative photo processing technique, Megan Bent, who will be discussing the art of printing photographs on leaves! She has been an artist in residence at the Nobles School in Dedham, MA and at the Honolulu Museum of Art, HI., and her work has been featured in galleries from New York to Hawai'i to San Francisco, and beyond. Through photography, she explores disability culture and identity, using fascinating mediums to print them. Join us for a wondrous night of incredible imagery, and learn how you too can begin making natural polaroids!
Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account.
This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.
This event will be recorded for internal use by Atlas Obscura.
Host, Programming Lead, Atlas Obscura Experiences. Eric heads up Atlas Obscura's custom hosted experiences program, writing and designing experiences that bring Atlas Obscura's vision of wonder to life. He lives in Brooklyn with his comic book collection. His work has been featured on Slate, NPR, Vanity Fair, The AV Club, Motherboard, Smithsonian, and a bunch of other places where reasonable content is sold. He's fine.