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Opening Reception & Artists' Talk

Friday, August 18, 2023: 6-8PM

Closing Reception & Photo Pop-Up

Saturday, August 26, 2023: 5-8PM


Show Dates: August 18 - 27, 2023

Gallery Hours: Fridays, 6 to 8PM

Saturdays & Sundays, 12PM to 5PM

You’re invited to contribute a self-portrait as part of Feda Eid’s صنع في أمريكا (Made in USA): Crafted Visions, the Eliot School’s 2023 Artist in Residence project! 

Submit your photo through our online form.

We’re excited to welcome our 2023 Artist in Residence, Feda Eid! Check out Feda’s work and some behind the scenes shots from our first Artist in Residence workshop this spring!  

We are excited to host Making & Memoir: Storytelling through Fibers taught by Hinda Mandell, on July 15 and 16. Making and Memoir is a two-day workshop intensive that stitches together personal writing with handcraft techniques. 

During Boston Design Week 2023, we hosted a conversation on craft featuring centuries old institutions. The full recording is now available for watching and sharing!⁠

We were delighted that so many people could join us for our first in-person Spring Social since 2019. It was wonderful to welcome friends and supporters back to our schoolyard and connect around our shared vision for the Eliot School.  

This month, we're excited to offer a new workshop led by pioneering global artist, advocate, and educator, Adejoke Aderonke Tugbiyele. Tugbiyele is author of the children’s book Find Your Center, a coloring book of sacred geometric drawings based on Yoruba principles. She received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Hillier College of Architecture and Design at NJIT in 2002 and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013.

The Christian Science Monitor recently visited our classroom for a mending class taught by Jessamy Kilcollins. Writer Sarah Lang describes her visit in her article Make do and mend: As landfills grow, people opt for needle and thread.

We're still in February, but summer is on our minds. Registration for our Summer Program for Children is open! Each year we adjust our offerings in response to feedback. We also receive a lot of positives notes from families and youth.

“The NEA is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson. “Projects such as the Eliot School’s strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.” 

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