News

This page is regularly updated with the latest news from and about NBSS.

  • Furniture design exhibit reviewed

    Puloma Ghosh reviewed "We Made It!" in Artscope. The exhibit of MassArt furniture design graduates' work is on view at NBSS Windgate Gallery until July 2.

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    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Review of 150 North Street in The Arts Fuse

    A review of the new NBSS facility by Mark Favermann was published in the online design magazine The Arts Fuse. (photo by Mark Favermann).

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    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Violin program graduate featured in the Globe

    A story about NBSS violin making and repair graduate Rosemary Clancy, VM '10 was published in the June 23 issue of The Boston Globe.

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    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Winterthur scholars visit

    A group of scholars from Winterthur Museum spent a day at NBSS learning about furniture making as part of the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture project.

    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Celebrating Christine Lovgren

    In the last weeks of the school year, the NBSS community gathered to celebrate Christine Lovgren's contribution to the piano technology program in her more than 30 years as an instructor. Although she is retiring from NBSS, Christine looks forward to continuing her active tuning practice.

    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • NBSS job openings

    NBSS is currently accepting applications for two positions.

    GALLERY MANAGER
    The craft gallery sells the work of students and alumni and operates as a retail store selling tools and school logo items to students and the general public. The Gallery Manager is responsible for all aspects of the gallery's operations, including consignment management, product selection, ordering, inventory management, sales, promotion and supervision of sales staff.

    PART-TIME BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT
    The Building Superintendent is responsible for the care and security of the school facilities after normal school hours, on holidays and weekends and when the school is unoccupied.

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    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Alumni summer fun

    NBSS Alumni Summer Party
    Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Saco's Bowl Haven / Flatbread Company
    45 Day Street, Somerville MA
    4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Pizza and lanes provided by the Alumni Association. The event is open to alumni and their families or one additional guest. Please provide your guest(s) names in your reply. Lane space is limited; RSVP to alumniassociation@nbss.edu by July 18.

    Hope to see you there!

    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • Register now for fall workshops

    It's not too late to register for a summer workshop... and not too early to plan for after Labor Day.

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    Posted: July 3, 2014
  • La Couleur du Vent: an international exhibit of design bindings

    Exhibit dates: July 18 - September 14, 2014
    Opening reception, July 18, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston
    La couleur du vent includes the work of fifty one binders. The invitation to participate was extended to former students of the Ecole Estienne in Paris and member bookbinders of ARA Canada.

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    Posted: June 17, 2014
  • Graduation 2014

    Finishing the requirements for graduation at North Bennet Street School takes hard work, commitment and dedication. At the June 6, 2014 ceremony at Old North Church in Boston, family, friends and the extended school community celebrated the extraordinary achievements of the class of 2014.

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    Posted: June 10, 2014
  • Alumni work on Antiques Roadshow

    Michael Patrick Wheeler, CF '77 made oversize banding samples for Antiques Roadshow that were used to describe how decorative banding is made. The samples were featured on the show and the video clip is available on the Antiques Roadshow web site.
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    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • Blog reviews the Annual Student & Alumni exhibit

    "Jewels Among Furniture at North Bennet Street School Exhibit" is the title of a Design New England blog post by Courtney Kasianowicz. Her review of the annual student and alumni exhibit and Annual Evening of Traditional Craft praised the work and the event.

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    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • Carpentry students in the field

    Carpentry students, under the leadership of instructor Brian Vogt, are hard at work on an addition in Wayland. If you have a project in the Boston area and would like to submit it for consideration for a future carpentry program project, click here.

    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • Cabinet and furniture making students honored their teachers in a lunchtime celebration

    Cabinet and furniture making students honored their teachers in a lunchtime celebration. The instructors, Alex Krutscky, Steve Brown, Lance Patterson and Dan Faia are pictured here (left to right).
    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • First-year preservation carpentry students build a shed

    First-year preservation carpentry students build an 8' x 10' shed in the shop before installing it in Woods Hole MA.
    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • Your gift at work

    Support students and faculty, give to the Annual Fund. Donations to the NBSS Annual Fund help current and future students perfect their craft and embark on rewarding careers. Each dollar raised goes to work immediately to provide scholarship support, buy tools for departments, and support program and faculty enrichment.
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    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • WE MADE IT : Furniture Design Certificate student exhibit

    June 11 - July 2, 2014, Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School. A showcase of unique handmade furniture (and a few non-furniture pieces) by Liz Welch, Sue Muller and Heather Dawson, the first three students to graduate from the MassArt Furniture Design Certificate program. The certificate program was developed as a collaboration between MassArt and North Bennet Street School.
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    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • 15th Annual Evening of Traditional Craft

    The 15th Annual Evening of Traditional Craft was an overwhelming success, more than 400 guests attended and raised more than $159,000 through sponsorship, donations and ticket sales. Proceeds from the event support scholarships.

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    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • Gallery/store summer hours

    Summer Hours for the NBSS gallery/store -- Monday - Friday 11:00 am to 4:30 pm -- begin June 9.

    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • Classroom abroad

    After 3 days in Paris, travel to Château de La Napoule near Nice and live as an artist-in-residence for a week. Using medieval and Renaissance manuscripts as inspiration, learn calligraphy, gilding and page design.

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    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

    Jeffrey Refinati, LK '02 will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the 2014 North Bennet Street School Graduation Ceremony on June 6. Jeffrey Refinati began his career in locksmithing after high school and has been active in the profession for more than a decade. In 2004, after graduating from the North Bennet Street School locksmithing program, Jeff became the institutional locksmith for Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

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    Posted: June 3, 2014
  • In memory of Bill Garlick

    Bill Garlick led the North Bennet Street School piano technology department from 1968 - 1983. He died peacefully on April 28, 2014.

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    Posted: May 13, 2014
  • Council Chamber project featured in the Design New England blog

    The reinterpretation of the Council Chamber at the Old State House included furniture and books made by NBSS faculty, students and alumni. The project was featured in the Design New England blog. Read the blog post.

    Posted: May 5, 2014
  • Preservation carpentry project in the news

    Second-year preservation carpentry students Mindy Otten-Chen, PC '14 (left) and Brahm Wilson, PC '14 are restoring the cupola of the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain. The project was featured in the Jamaica Plain Gazette. Read the article.

    Posted: May 5, 2014
  • NBSS furniture makers work on an historic clock

    NBSS students Joe Corigliano, CF '15 and Evan Court, CF '14 and faculty members Dan Faia and Lance Patterson worked on the restoration of the case for the E. B. Horn clock featured in the Boston Globe article on April 25. In addition to the work done so far, the NBSS team is working on a new base for the clock. Read the article.

    Posted: May 5, 2014
  • Cahoon to present at the Santa Fe Symposium

    NBSS jewelry instructor Ann Cahoon, JM '02 is presenting at The 28th Santa Fe Symposium this month. Learn more about the May 18 - 21 event online.

    Posted: May 5, 2014
  • Piano technology program update

    Over the last several weeks, piano technology students toured the Mason & Hamlin factory (pictured here), Steinway in New York, enjoyed a master class in polyester repair with Ruth Zeiner and a class on Yamaha Disklavier electronic player system with Bill Brandom.

    Posted: May 5, 2014
  • Preservation carpentry students restore windows

    First-year preservation carpentry students restored windows from the 1853 Worcester House in Waltham and the 1897 First Parish Church in Dorchester. The students are pictured here in Tyvek suits and respirators removing old paint and glazing.

    Posted: May 5, 2014
  • Up front and behind the scenes

    During school hours, the smiling face you see when you enter NBSS and the voice you hear when you call belong to NBSS receptionist Lillian DiGiorgio. If you visit or call after 3 pm, you will be greeted by one of a handful of student workers.

    In addition to answering the phone and greeting visitors, student workers,help in the gallery, assist in administrative offices and keep the building clean.

    In recognition for their efficient efforts, a special shout out and thank you to graduating student workers Ryan Fini, VM '14, Brian Turano, PA '14, Zach Heir, PC '14 and Alcamy Henriksen, BB '14.

    May is the month when new student workers join the crew. Continuing student workers Jedidjah de Vries, VM '16 (pictured above), Ryan Stulb, VM '15, Gabriel Denton, VM '15, and Shannon Kerner, BB '15 (pictured at the desk) have been joined by newbies Julia Felix, VM '15, Miranda Harter, JM '16, Taima Krayem, CF '16, Alex Rahmann, JM '15, and Jackie Scott, BB '15.

    Thanks for all that you do to keep the school welcoming and clean.

    Posted: May 5, 2014
  • Jewelry student Baleigh Wark-Acebo wins award

    Second-year NBSS jewelry making and repair student Baleigh Wark-Acebo won a technical award in the International Precious Metals Institute Jewelry Design Competition.

    Posted: May 5, 2014


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