Join the Ocean House at the monthly Artisan in Residence weekend event to meet with nationally-recognized artists and artisans for hands-on art instruction, special lectures and reception. This month, meet Sarah K. Benning, artist, educator, and designer who works within the realm of contemporary embroidery.
Friday, February 12, 5 pm – 6 pm : Join us in our welcome to February Artisan in Residence, Roula Rallis, a self-taught fiber artist who is passionate about transforming ordinary rope into modern coastal home decor and accessories through her New Hampshire-based business, Sewcialite!
Saturday, February 13, 9 am – 11 am: Artisan in Residence: Hand Painted Coil Bag Workshop. Join artisan Roula Rallis as she teaches participants how she creates her masterful rope-coiled handbags using freeform hand-painting and stenciled designs. Guests will take home a personalized handbag.
Sunday, February 14, 9 am – 10:30 am:Artisan in Residence: Meet & Greet the Artist. Spend some time with Roula Rallis, a self-taught fiber artist and founder of, Sewcialite! Enjoy the ability to chat with Ms. Rallis and purchase items from the artisan’s collection of rope coil bags and baskets.
Sunday, February 14, 2 pm – 4 pm: Artisan in Residence: Up, Close & Personal: Meet Roula Rallis and listen to an artisan lecture about her personal journey into the world of creating coiled rope bags, bowls, and baskets, fueled by her passion for the coast.