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MEMBER EVENTS

Welcome to the NCECA Member Event Posting, a service that allows Members to alert the public to upcoming events of interest. The posting of events to this page is a benefit of NCECA Membership that is only available to those whose member accounts are active and paid in full. We ask you to be aware of the following rules and conditions:

  • No commercial postings or offers of items or services for sale.
  • All Event postings will be subject to approval by NCECA.
  • The Members Event Board is the sole property of NCECA.

NCECA Membership fees are not included in any event registration.

HOW TO GET YOUR EVENT POSTED:
Please email the event details to candice@nceca.net:
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SEE EVENTS BELOW

May 9, 2019-July 21, 2019
EXHIBITION: “Dark Garden: Linda Huey” 

Society of Arts + Crafts, 100 Pier Four Blvd. @ Seaport Blvd., 2nd Floor, (MBTA Silver Line, Courthouse Station)

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10a-6p; Thu 10a-9p; Sun 11a-5p

An arrangement of seemingly alien plant forms of clay and rusted rebar metal, Linda Huey’s Dark Garden is as beautiful as it is revealing about the current passivity toward environmental issues.  This subtle commentary urges audiences to confront the filth accumulating from environmental indifference and the inclination to focus on what is beautiful. Filled with surprising finds from fairies to trolls, Huey’s “Dark Garden” challenges expectations of the medium and intrigues audiences of all ages. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours at societyofcrafts.org.

Through June 30, 2019
EXHIBITION: “PRIED” 

Society of Arts + Crafts, 100 Pier Four Blvd. @ Seaport Blvd., 2nd Floor, (MBTA Silver Line, Courthouse Station)

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10a-6p; Thu 10a-9p; Sun 11a-5p

Works by nearly 40 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identifying craft artists from New England and across the country converge for “PRIED,” a new exhibition curated by Izzy Berdan and Dave J. Bermingham of the Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance. Suggesting both the annual gay pride festival and the idea of delving uninvited into personal affairs, “PRIED” celebrates and challenges notions of “queer craft,” recognizing works that don’t focus solely on the makers’s sexuality, but on how these artists wrestle with social issues and their places in the world. Features work by artists in all areas of craft including furniture maker Vivian Beer,  mixed-media and ceramics artists Larry Buller and Arthur Halvorsen, multidisciplinary artist Brian Kenny, and Detroit jewelry and metal artist Matt Lambert.  Free and open to the public. Information and gallery hours at societyofcrafts.org.

Through July 7, 2019 
EXHIBITION: “THE UNRAVELING: Adrienne Sloane”

Society of Arts + Crafts, 100 Pier Four Blvd. @ Seaport Blvd., 2nd Floor, (MBTA Silver Line, Courthouse Station)

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10a-6p; Thu 10a-9p; Sun 11a-5p

Society of Arts + Crafts Artist Award winner Adrienne Sloane recreates her textile-focused visual (and occasional performance) piece in which a knitted replica of the American flag is slowly unravelled, exposing a copy of the constitution behind it.  Gallery and artist performance hours at societyofcrafts.org

May 16
FREE ARTISTS TALK: “Group Talk: Levi + Halverson + Restrepo”

Society of Arts + Crafts, 100 Pier Four Blvd. @ Seaport Blvd., 2nd Floor, (MBTA Silver Line, Courthouse Station) 7:30 PM

Brooklyn-based embroiderer Rebecca Levi, Somerville ceramicist Arthur Halverson and Boston clothing designer Christian Restrepo are all featured in the Society of Arts + Crafts’ queer-focused exhibition “PRIED,” despite (or, more accurately because of) their stylistic differences. In this free talk, the three craft artisans discuss their individual inspirations and processes, and show samples of their work. Attendees are encouraged to come early to view their work in the “Pried” exhibition.  Societyofcrafts.org.

Thursday June 6
RECEPTION: “A PRIED PRIDE RECEPTION”

Society of Arts + Crafts, 100 Pier Four Blvd. @ Seaport Blvd., 2nd Floor, (MBTA Silver Line, Courthouse Station) 6-9 PM

To mark the traditional LGBTQIA-focused celebration of Pride Month, the Society of Arts + Crafts — with curators Izzy Berdan and Dave Bermingham — hosts a reception at its exhibition of queer-identified artists, “PRIED.”  Light refreshments and curated music, drag and other performances throughout the event by PRIED artists and guests ensure a lively event for Boston’s glitteriest month.  Societyofcrafts.org.

Saturday, June 15
FREE ARTIST TALK: “SA+C Artist in Residence Hanna Washburn”

Society of Arts + Crafts, 100 Pier Four Blvd. @ Seaport Blvd., 2nd Floor, (MBTA Silver Line, Courthouse Station) 2 PM

Boston-based interdisciplinary textile artist Hanna Washburn holds the current artist in residence title at the Society of Arts + Crafts’ rotating location for working artists.  A graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio and New York’s School of Visual Arts, Washburn says her work is concerned with “the softness and imperfection of the body, material memory, and craft practices.”  She will talk about her work, in which she uses discarded and donated clothing as well as other materials to create amorphous but organic-inspired soft sculptures. Artist information and hours at societyofcraft.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: For photos and more information, contact John Michael Kennedy, jmk@jmkpr.com, 781-620-1761.

Saturday, June 15
FREE ARTIST TALK: “Knitting is Newsworthy”

Society of Arts + Crafts, 100 Pier Four Blvd. @ Seaport Blvd., 2nd Floor, (MBTA Silver Line, Courthouse Station) 12 Noon

From Madame Defarge in Charles Dickens’ 1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities (who knitted into her work the names of people she wanted guillotined) to Washington D.C.-born “craftivist” Cat Mazza (who, during the 2008 election, organized “Stitch for Senate” in which knitters fashioned “helmet liners” for U.S. Senators to protest the Iraq war), knitters have incorporated the political into their stitches.  Artists in the current wave of sculptural knitters also address modern-day issues including war, climate change, species preservation and more.  Artist Adrienne Sloane, whose own political knitting project “The Unraveling” is on display at the Society of Arts + Crafts, leads a talk about protest patterns and political purl stitches from the movement’s historical roots up to its current trends. Sloane talks about her own political imagery, telling personal stories from years of using knitting to convey political messages.  Societyofcrafts.org