"Made by Hand: a celebration of exceptional work from the North Bennet Street School" includes dozens of one-of-a-kind objects created by the school's students and alumni - from elegant furniture and musical instruments to exquisite jewelry and ornate hand-bound books.
The show is open to the public weekdays from Monday, May 13 through Friday May 24, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, in the main lobby of Two International Place, a soaring office tower overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Admission is free.
After graduating from the North Bennet Street School's jewelry making program in 2005, Ilah Cibis set to work crafting beautiful pieces like this charm necklace she named Splash. $1,000
One of the country's oldest schools for traditional crafts training, North Bennet Street School has taught career-oriented trade skills since 1885. The nonprofit school is known internationally for excellence in teaching and for its role in promoting and preserving traditional craftsmanship.
Grecian Yuzenzo is a decorative panel of stained glass and lead made by North Bennet Street School graduate Kate Gakenheimer, whose original training was in preservation carpentry. $2,300
The school provides full-time programs and workshops in violin making and repair, bookbinding, cabinet and furniture making, carpentry, preservation carpentry, locksmithing and security technology, jewelry making and repair, and piano technology.
Where: Main Lobby, Two International Place, Boston, MA (map)
When: Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 24, 2013
Hours: weekdays, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Handicap Access: Yes
Reservations: Not required.
Nearest parking: Two International Place garage and limited street parking (metered).
Nearest T stops: South Station (Red line), Aquarium (Blue Line)
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: Courtesy of the North Bennet Street School
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