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North Bennet Street School exhibits student work

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  May 7, 2012 03:15 PM

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(Jeremy C. Fox for Boston.com)

The North Bennet Street School has taught traditional crafts in Boston’s North End since 1885.

The following is a press release from the North Bennet Street School:

As a respite from the predictable sameness of today’s high-speed, mass-produced world, Boston’s acclaimed North Bennet Street School has organized an exhibit that showcases unique and extraordinary objects made by craftsmen and craftswomen trained at the school.

“Made by Hand: a celebration of exceptional work from the North Bennet Street School” includes dozens of hand-made objects painstakingly crafted by the school’s students and alumni — from elegant furniture and one-of-a-kind musical instruments to exquisite jewelry and ornate hand-bound books.

The show is open to the public from Monday, May 7, through Friday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., in the main lobby of 125 High Street, a soaring office tower in the heart of Boston’s financial district. Admission is free.

On Tuesday, May 8, a gala fundraising reception to celebrate the work and meet the makers will be held in the exhibition space. Proceeds from the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception will benefit the school’s scholarship fund. Tickets may be purchased online here or by calling 617-227-0155.

One of the country’s oldest schools for traditional crafts training, North Bennet Street School has been teaching professional trade skills and creative problem solving since 1885. The nonprofit school is known internationally for excellence in teaching and for its role in promoting the preservation of traditional craftsmanship.

The school provides full-time and part-time programs in violin making and repair, bookbinding, cabinet and furniture making, carpentry, preservation carpentry, locksmithing and security technology, jewelry making and repair and piano technology.

For more on the school’s history, mission and programs, click here.

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