Image: Animals with Crocheted Sweaters, Ritsuko Hirai
In its early years, the Nave Gallery Annex was a rooming house, welcoming strangers from near and far and providing affordable shelter for those in need of warmth and community.
Through knitted and crocheted items and a mix of fiber art and scenes from the ‘Ville, The Annex recreates this home space as a yarnstormed installation. Be prepared to never envision a home in quite the same way again.
Wednesday, April 17, 6-8 pm
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Wednesday-Friday, 6-8 pm
Saturday, 2-8 pm
Sunday, 2-6 pm
Extended hours during Somerville Open Studios:
Friday, May 3: 6-9 pm
Saturday, May 4: 12-8 pm
Sunday, May 5: 12-6 pm
ARTISTS & YARNSTORMERS
Laura Baldwin, Heather Balchunas, Willa Bandler, Cat Bartash, Caitlin Bechtel, Susan Berstler, Angela Bourda, Louise Briggett, Merill Comeau, Mary Anne Conville, Andrea Costa, Charles Daniels, Meredith Davis, Ritsuko Hirai, Miranda Hynes, Mary Jacewicz, Charlotte Kaplan, Maureen Liberatore, Mikka, Amy MacAlister, Vanessa Marcoux, Sandy McDonald, Erin McGrath, Kristina Nies, Joyce Costa Oliveira, Ted Ollier, Joy Kampia O’Shell, Amy Pett, Heidi Reifenstahl, Margaret Ryan, Valerie Sacchetti, Alice Sajdera, Rachel Shatil, Diane Sulliavn, Mara Taylor, V Van Sant
and many more who anonymously drop off knitted and crocheted wonders daily
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 (SHC). 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.
FILL OUR PANTRY:
Help us fill our pantry with items to give to the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Canned goods and other items are deeply appreciated.