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  • Announcements


    You know its soon going to be Thanksgiving when the airways are filled with reports that the annual Holiday Festival of Crafts is just around the corner. For over thirty years, the Craft Center has been fulfilling its mission by hosting over 60 artists on the Friday, Saturday & Sunday after Thanksgiving and inviting them to display their work for the public to purchase. The perfect antidote to big box madness. Fri, Nov. 25 & Sat, Nov. 26 10-5; Sun, Nov. 27 11-4. $5 admission fee; café onsite; free parking

    Craft Center Announces Brazil Show

    BANDITS & HEROES, POETS & SAINTS: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil will be the featured winter exhibit in the Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Opening with a fun and interactive Festival Day on Saturday, January 28, the show features sculptures, paintings, prints, religious objects, toys, booklets of poetry and carvings that will draw visitors into the complex culture of the Northeast. The exhibit will explore the ways that ancient cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions for more than five hundred years to form the vibrant cultural mosaic of modern Brazil. Coming and going. We've said goodbye to some and now we welcome the new class of Artists in Residence. Coming to join us this year are: CLAY-second year AIRs Alia Pialtos and Jessikah Ann and new residents Ian Petrie (MN), Jon Glabus (IL) and Joshua Primmer (RI); and GLASS-second year AIRs Shannon Floyd and Hanna Brown and new residents Amanda Nordone (PA) and McKayla Carville (MA). The Artists in Residence will be presenting their current body of work at two Brown Bag lunches: Wed, October 5 and Wednesday, October 12, Noon. Free but bring your own brown bag lunch! 25 Sagamore Road.

    This exhibit is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the national Endowment for the Humanities and was organized by Con/Vida—Popular Arts of the Americas in association with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI. It was adapted and toured by the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

    News from the New Street Glass Studio

    Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 10am-6pm, Fridays, 12-5. (It is always a good idea to call first as there is only one staff member (508) 757 1424.)

    Open studio is free to students enrolled in a 6-week class for the use of the cold shop or sandblaster. Open studio hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 5:30pm-9:30pm and 2pm-6pm on Saturdays.

    Walk in rental of the flame-shop torches is also allowed during open studio. All hot shop and kiln rentals, or studio use during non-open studio hours are by appointment only. Glass studio phone: (508) 757 1424 Gale Scott, Department Head email: Check out our affordable rates for glass shop rentals.

    Welcome Shrewsbury Public School Teachers

    Thirteen professionals from the Shrewsbury Public Schools attended a professional development inservice at the New Street Glass Studio recently. From what we hear, a good time was had by all AND the teachers came away with a new understanding of the art and science of glassblowing. Thanks, Gale Scott, Head of Glass for arranging this great learning opportunity.

    Save the Dates

    Winter Classes Begin for Adults & Youth
    Session I: January 9, 2017; Session II: February 27
    February Vacation Week Workshops for Youth begin February 21, 2017

    For Pitcher or Pourer: A Pouring Vessel Show & Sale Juried by Kristen Kieffer

    Submissions are due: January 31, 2017
    Teapots, pitchers, creamers, ewers, and more! The Gallery Store invites you to submit 3 of your personally handmade pouring vessels to be displayed and sold in the Gallery Store. All applications are to be submitted through