April 13 – May 5, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 6:00-8:00 pm
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
The Annex, the Nave Gallery’s new special project space in Davis Square, Somerville, is seeking knitted and crocheted items for an apartment-style installation. Additionally, yarn-based visual artists working in all 2-D and 3-D media are invited to submit work to display on the walls of the Knit Art House in Crochetville.
Open house: March 21, 6:00 to 8:00: 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA. Stop by, meet the curator, see the space, and sign up for a project. There will be wine.
The following list is meant to inspire, and is not exhaustive! If you would like to make/yarnstorm any of these items, please contact Tori Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
Hallway: coat rack, clock
Pantry/Kitchen: dish soap, dish cloth, dish rack, spoons, dishes, knives, glasses, forks, mugs, plates, coffee pot, canned goods, food, wine glasses, canister set, bottles of wine
Dining room: Table, food, chairs, place settings, place mats, bowls
Living Room/TV room: vases, games, flowers, knitting basket, plants or yarnstormed pots, lamps, Futon (have–can send dimensions and photos to yarnstorm part or all of it), side tables, people, bookshelf, pets, books on knitting, chairs , aquarium, childrens toys, coffee table, toy chest, coasters, fireplace acoutrements (have a yarnstormed log), blankets, blanket holder (have–can send dimensions and photos to yarnstorm part or all of it), rugs, wall art
Bedroom: bed, blankets, pillows, knitted/crocheted clothing, end tables, book cases
Squares of any style, size or color are also welcome. We will use them to yarnstorm furniture.
For more inspiration, check out: http://pinterest.com/teeceeisme/the-knit-art-house/
All submissions are due by April 6, 2013. Drop-off information will be forwarded.
In its early years, the project space was a rooming house, welcoming strangers from near and far and providing affordable shelter for those in need of warmth and community. The Annex will recreate this home space through yarn-based items.
This installation is part of the Wrap Around Project, the Nave Gallery’s yearlong campaign to support and promote the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Affordable housing–or lack thereof–is one of the factors leading to the rise in homelessness in our communities. As our neighborhoods develop into economically strong cultural centers, those on the margins are pushed out, and are often left with few options for housing. To learn more about how SHC provides resources to those in need, visit www.somervillehomelesscoalition.org.