Annual Celebration of Craft 2016

July 15, 2016
Preview Dinner 2016

Every year, NBSS hosts a three-week long exhibit and series of events that promotes the appreciation of craft across a variety of disciplines and helps ensure a quality education is accessible to all. Ushering in the 2016 Annual Celebration of Craft was the Student & Alumni Exhibit, which featured work from more than 60 members of the School’s talented community. Hand-carved chairs and cabinetry, jewelry in platinum and gold, ornate leather-bound books, and a refurbished grand piano were just some of the many notable items on display. Kicking off the events, on May 17 the School hosted a fun and engaging evening that included progressive demonstrations in our program spaces, an intimate dinner, and special remarks from students. The following week, on May 26, NBSS opened its doors to over a hundred guests for a reception. Attendees viewed the magnificent work of the annual Student & Alumni Exhibit, mixed and mingled with artisans, and enjoyed drinks and conversation with our extended community.

Proceeds from the Annual Celebration of Craft support the School’s mission to train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology. This year, NBSS received $166,875 in support, the second highest amount since implementing the events in 2000.

For more information on making a gift to NBSS, please contact Christine Murphy at or 617-227-0155 x170.

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Students at Celebration of Craft
Continuing Education Demonstration
Cabinet & Furniture Making
Violin Making demonstration

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