Past Events
Soldering Bootcamp
Sat, Oct 12
Snow Farm-New England Craft
Oct 12, 2019, 3:00 PM EDT – Oct 14, 2019, 3:00 PM EDT
Snow Farm-New England Craft, 5 Clary Rd, Williamsburg, MA 01096, USA
For students with basic soldering skills, join Karen for a deep dive into understanding all the variables of good soldering. Held at Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA.
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Special Cocktail Reception with Maggie Schpak
Sun, Sep 22
Artisan's Asylum
Sep 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
Join us for some "shore leave" at a re-creation of Quark's Bar in Artisan's Asylum, along with Hollywood prop jeweler Maggie Schpak and leaders of the Asylum.
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Alien Adornment: 50 Years of Star Trek Jewelry
Sun, Sep 22
The Center for Arts at the Armory
Sep 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave #1c, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
Maggie Schpak, longtime Star Trek prop jewelry maker, will be making a rare appearance to discuss behind-the-scenes process and stories of her life creating character adornment for the Star Trek series and movies, beginning in the 1960s.
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No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Fri, Apr 26
Cincinnati Art Museum
Apr 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sep 02, 2019, 5:00 PM
Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Bringing the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to museums for the first time, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.
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Air and Water: Origami Cranes and Boats
Sun, Apr 14
Western Avenue | Studios & Lofts 5th fl
Apr 14, 2019, 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Western Avenue | Studios & Lofts 5th fl, 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA 01851, USA
Workshop with Janet Kawada, by Loading Dock Education. Students will create origami cranes and boats out of paper and window screening.
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Bad Ass Home Ecc
Sat, Mar 23
Artisan's Asylum
Mar 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
Hanging anything from the wall can be a daunting experience. Just landed that great exhibition of your heavy and odd shaped sculpture? Want to build a shelf in your exposed brick wall apartment? We can help.
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Gem Show
Sat, Mar 16
Loading Dock Arts
Mar 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Loading Dock Arts, 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA 01851, USA
A special Gemstone Sale, Raffle and Gemstone ID afternoon get-together.
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Ice Cream Social: Making Your Own Silver Spoon
Sat, Jul 21
Guilded Lynx
Jul 21, 2018, 10:20 AM – Jul 22, 2018, 5:20 AM
Guilded Lynx, 458 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06789
Learn to make your own sterling silver spoon!
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Lecture: The Jewelry of Burning Man with Karen Christians
Wed, Jul 18
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Ameri
Jul 18, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Ameri, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Join Karen Christians, co-author of The Jewelry of Burning Man, as she talks about the importance of jewelry as part of the culture of Burning Man. Seating opens at 5:30 p.m.
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Speaker Series: Rich Streitfeld
Thu, Jun 21
The Loading Dock Gallery
Jun 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
The Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA 01851, USA
The Possible Dream; Taxes and Organization for Working Artists
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No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Mon, May 21
Renwick Museum at the Smithsonian
May 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – Jan 21, 2019, 5:00 PM
Renwick Museum at the Smithsonian, 1, 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20006, USA
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.
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Soldering 101 Two-Five Days
Tue, May 01
Western Avenue Studios and Lofts
May 01, 2018, 7:00 PM
Western Avenue Studios and Lofts, 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA 01851, USA
Students will learn several styles of soldering such as pick style for precision, stick soldering for larger pieces and chip soldering. Students are encouraged to bring any soldering failures or challenges to class.
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