- Davis Square community bike path.
- Birdhouse preparing (birdhouses will be water-proofed and prepared with wire for hanging)
- Coffee / food passing out -- (we have a number of donations coming in)
- Ladder helping -- moving and holding ladders for those hanging birdhouses
- Birdhouse hanging -- expert ladder users will place prepped birdhouses in trees.
- SMILING. that's right. Just straight up smiling. =)
To promote the Nave Gallery’s Wrap Around Project and the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, we are yarn storming trees in Powderhouse Park in Somerville. Each tree has a social justice theme and an individual color scheme.
Theme: Food security; Color scheme: Purples, Greens, Creams, Tans
Theme: Education; Color scheme: Blues and Black
Theme: Housing; Color scheme: Oranges, Reds and Browns
Theme: Community; Color scheme: Browns, Pinks, Creams, Tans
We've begun the installation (stop by and check it out), and need to grow it. We need help to finish the installation::
10 am-3 pm
Powderhouse Park (corner of Liberty and Broadway)
Bring your friends and join us in transforming one of the prettiest parks in Somerville in the name of good!
It's a nice little shop, obviously only of interest if you're into beading at some level, but I was surprised to not have seen mention of it here already. (Seems far more relevant than a big box chain restaurant opening on the other side of town.) They also do classes. Stop in and say hi!
It feels like there is a lot of turnaround going on right now. There was another closed shop on Elm, too (in the vicinity of Chester, on the other side of the street), though maybe whatever is moving in there has already been covered.
( For reasons I now don't recall, it seemed like a good idea to take a picture of the storefront for posting, so here it is )
DATE & TIME:
Wednesday, July 15; 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA
Join organizers Jen Fuchel, Sandy McDonald and Alice Sajdera in kicking off the launch of The Caring Forest.
As part of the Nave Gallery’s Wrap Around Project to support and promote the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, The Caring Forest will be a public art installation of four yarnstormed trees in one of Somerville’s parks. Each tree will have an individual color scheme and will represent four key areas related to homelessness: food security, education, housing and community.
Saturday, May 16, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sunday, May 17, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA
Join us to kick off the 2015 Wrap Around Project with a fiber swap to support the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC)!
Yarn. Fabric. Felt. Thread. Maybe you can have too much of a good thing? The Great Fiber Swap is your chance to get rid of your unwanted fiber items and refresh your stash. You can swap items or donate your goods to the event.
Admission to the event is free, but please bring a donation of canned goods or toiletries to support Somerville Homeless Coalition’s (SHC) Project SOUP, the local food pantry that provides weekly community dinners and delivers groceries to individuals, families, elderly, disabled and homebound people in our neighborhood.
This question is very random, but I'm wondering if any of the numerous crafters in the community have a Robert Kaufman Kona Solids Color Swatch Card that I could look at? I need to match a fabric I bought last August and I didn't note which shade of grey it was. I'd really rather not spend $30 on the swatch card just to compare one color, and I don't want to order the wrong shade of grey online if I can help it.
Still looking for something crafty for your children during spring vacation? Not free for the whole week? Come join MAKECATION at the Somerville Arts for the Armory.
In response to your requests, we have opened up MAKECATION for the individual days of your choice. We also invite younger children ages 7+ to take part.
We are booking individual days at $65 per day with a $10 materials fee (total $20 materials fee if they attend more than 2 days.) The full four days, Monday - Thursday, is $250 with a $20 materials fee. Please make requests for siblings if younger than 7 and for sibling discounts.
monday - dying yarn with kool aid and stamping on fabric and felt
tuesday - make your own sewing kit,sew your own needle case
wednesday - learn to crochet with the dyed wool
thursday - continue crochet and hand sewing, finish up project
Makecation April Vacation Camp, Monday- Thursday 9am - 1pm
Tuition: $250 for week, $65 per day
*$20 kit fee for materials will be due to the instructors on first class*
*A bag lunch can be purchased daily from the Armory Cafe for $5*
*Organic snacks will be provided*
Click link for forms and info: amyloustein.com
On Saturday, May 17, from 10 am – 1 pm, The Wrap Around Project will host the 3rd Annual Fiber Swap, an open exchange of all things related to craft and fiber at the Nave Gallery, 155 Powerhouse BLVD, Somerville, MA. Bring items for donation, browse through great finds, and swap with your neighbors!
We welcome yarn, knitting needles, fabric, nooks, thread, buttons, ribbon, and so much more. Items may be new or vintage, but must be clean and usable. Items can be brought directly to the swap on Saturday, May 17, OR, if you wish to donate but not swap, items can be dropped off in advance at either the Nave Gallery in Teele Square or the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square. If you have a large quantity to donate, please firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may make appropriate arrangements.
Drop off dates and times:
Nave Gallery, Teele Square (155 Powderhouse Blvd)
• Wednesday, May 7, 6 pm-8 pm
• Friday, May 9, 3 pm-7 pm
Nave Annex, Davis Square (53 Chester St, Somerville, MA):
• Sunday, May 11, 2 pm-6-pm
• Wednesday. May 14, 6 pm-8 pm
• Thursday, May 15, 6 pm-8 pm
Admission to the event is free, but please bring a donation of canned goods or toiletries to support Somerville Homeless Coalition’s (SHC) Project SOUP, the local food pantry that provides weekly community dinners and delivers groceries to individuals, families, elderly, disabled and homebound people in our neighborhood. A full list of needs can be found here: http://www.somervillehomelesscoalition.
Anything left behind after the swap will be used to create items for the annual Wrap Around sale of handmade goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition, or used in upcoming public art installations throughout the Somerville.
Learn more about The Wrap Around Project
COME MAKE OUT with us ;} and get happy!
MONDAY APRIL 7th from 6:30-9:30 at the Somerville Center for Arts at the Armory
Open to all creative endeavors and people
Please feel free to forward this email on.
KNIT CROCHET QUILT DRAW EAT DRINK STITCH CHAT BEAD FELT TATT EMBROIDER SPIN...
The Armory has great food, drink & treats including beer & wine (Gluten Free & Vegan options)
MAKE OUT BLOG
MAKE OUT RAVELRY
MAKE OUT FACEBOOK
We are also having a KIDS MAKECATION over Easter break
See all items and photos here:
Alteratively, I might check out the Singer Sewing store in the square, but this is something I think I need to see hands on, and I can't really bring the frame to the store....
There will also be baked goods for sale, but not Girl Scout cookies, unfortunately. I'll post here again next month when we'll be tabling with cookies, probably at the Porter Square supermarket or thereabouts.
Each year, the Nave Gallery hosts Wrap Around, a sale of handmade goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. This weekend is the very last weekend of the sale. Stop by, get some warm prettiness for yourself or to give as a gift, and help a truly fantastic organization.
Bonus: If you come by Sunday from 3-5, there will be an artists reception to close out Reliquary, a really fantastic exhibition held in concert with the sale. There is a HUGE yurt with rubber duckies and a floor covered with cocoa shells from Taza.
Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville, MA
Saturdays & Sundays, 1-5 pm
The Somerville Arts Council is conducting a survey on the city's creative community and they could use your help. They're even sweetening the deal - complete the survey and you'll be entered to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards.
From the Somerville Arts Council:
Much of our success at the Somerville Arts Council is contingent on our listening to the creative community in Somerville. Our programming seeks to reflect the rich cultural diversity of the City and the artists, designers, and performers who have made it home. Similarly the policies we push at the City level attempt to be responsive to the needs of local artists.
As Somerville approaches a crossroads in terms of the type of change and development it expects, we need to develop surveys and reports to understand the needs of the creative community and identify points of leverage for policy intervention. Toward that goal, we are launching an asset survey and analysis with UMass Center for Policy Analysis.
Although there is no clear definition of the creative economy, it essentially encompasses those businesses, organizations, and individuals who produce and distribute cultural goods, services, and intellectual property - from art, film, photography, and music to architecture, advertising, and jewelry design.
Somerville is well-known for attracting and supporting artists; this report will make legible to others in the State how to serve the creative community. While economic impacts are an inherently crude measure of artistic expression, they are an important part of the larger narrative of how creative activity increases cultural and economic well-being.
Please take the survey now. It is only 12 questions.
All information, whether personal or financial, collected in the survey will be kept in strict confidence before being aggregated for the report.
Thanks for your support.