The North Bennet Street School is a Boston treasure where students follow their hearts and make their career dreams come true. From May 18th to the 29th, 2015 the school presents, "Made by Hand: an exhibit of extraordinary craftsmanship." (details below)
At this event, you can view dozens of one-of-a-kind objects created by North Bennet Street School students and alumni.
If you've been following along with us for the past decade, you know that this BostonZest team is a big fan of fine craftsmanship. We admit to having a fascination with this magical place and the people who make it so special. Here are a few examples of what to expect.
Title: Spice Cabinet Artist: Chris Anderson, Materials: walnut, holly, black locust, red cedar
Title: Samurai Chain Mail Bracelet Artist: John Gifford, Materials: 18-karat yellow gold
Title: 1580 Gasparo Da Salo (copy) Artist: Julia Felix, Materials: Ebony, Bosnian Maple, European Spruce
Title: The Robin and the Wren, Artist: Becky Koch, Materials: cave paper, goat skin
Once again, we must thank the information team at NBSS for putting together this great quick facts guide for our readers.
Event title: “Made by Hand: an exhibit of extraordinary craftsmanship”
Where: Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston MA 02109
When: weekdays, May 18 through May 29, 2015 (closed Tuesday, May 19), and Saturday May 23
Hours: weekdays, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. (Friday, May 29, 8:00am – noon.) Saturday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Handicap Access: Yes
Reservations: Not required for the main exhibition. Pre-arranged guided tours of the school available, provided reservations are made at least one day in advance.
Parking: Limited street parking (metered) and discounted parking at the Parcel 7 garage -http://www.nbss.edu/about/the-boston-area/visit/index.aspx#
Nearest T stop: Haymarket (Orange, Green lines)
Directions: via Google maps - http://goo.gl/maps/97sY4
More exhibition details: http://www.nbss.edu/about/news/student-and-alumni-exhibit2015/index.aspx
More about NBSS full-time programs and workshops: http://www.nbss.edu
In conjunction with the annual exhibition, a limited number of daily guided tours will be offered beginning Wednesday, May 20th. Tours must be scheduled at least one day in advance. For reservations, contact Chris Jankowski at 617-227-0155, x170 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a wonderful opportunity to discover this amazing place full of very talented people.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: Courtesy of North Bennet Street School