April, 2010


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Apr 10

Design Annex and Sprout Host CrossHatch

On April 26, 2010 Design Annex and Sprout hosted CrossHatch at Design Annex in Union Square, Somerville, gathering many of the collaborative groups, design collectives, artist communities and coworking spaces throughout greater Boston.

Check out our photo gallery of the event. Much thanks to Sooz for taking the great shots.

Much thanks to our sponsors: Narragansett Beer and Somerville Arts Council’s ArtsUnion, which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

You can see a google map of the invitees here.


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Apr 10

Design Annex to participate in 2010 Somerville Open Studios This Weekend

Over 300 artists in over 100 venues will open their homes and studios for the Twelfth Annual Somerville Open Studios on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, 2010 from noon to 6 pm. During this free showcase for the arts, mid-career and emerging artists working across a broad spectrum of fine art styles and craft media – including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glass, fiber, jewelry, furniture and ceramics – will exhibit their work to the public.

The Design Annex joins this gathering with presentations of the work by Annex members along with a slide show of examples of other designers active in Somerville.

Come by in the afternoon for fun on the Plaza outside Union Square for “Seats & Treats.” Music and free rootbeer floats to celebrate the first step in Union Square Main Streets Chair Project.

See details on all the artists participating at http://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/artists/


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Apr 10

The Personal Form of the City

Design Annex is happy to announce a special workshop with artist Jesse Kaminsky, the first artist chosen for the BCA’s “Artist Residency Workshop Program.”

In Jesse’s project, “The Personal Form of the City,” he will explore how memory informs one’s own sense of private and public space. Jesse will work with participants to create their own personal maps by using drawing to explore concepts of memory and experience within the city.

Jesse will be joining us at the Design Annex on Thursday, April 22nd from 2-4pm. He will briefly explain his mapping project and then lead a free workshop where each participant draws a map from memory detailing the commute from home to the Design Annex. Paper & supplies will be provided. If you’re interested in attending please RSVP to info@dannex.org


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Apr 10

Design Annex to Participate in Somerville Open Studios

Over 300 artists in over 100 venues will open their homes and studios for the Twelfth Annual Somerville Open Studios Event on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, 2010 from noon to 6 pm. During this free showcase for the arts, mid-career and emerging artists working across a broad spectrum of fine art styles and craft media – including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glass, fiber, jewelry, furniture and ceramics – will exhibit their work to the public.

The Design Annex joins this gathering with presentations of the work by Annex members along with a slide show of examples of other designers active in Somerville.

See details on all the artists participating at http://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/artists/