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We Just Won Producer

Dear Editor,

We are proud to let you know that Boston Design Week has announced the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts as winner of its Producers’ Choice Award. The awards celebration will took place May 6 at Boston Design Center, in the Seaport District.

Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. Each year, it pulls together more than a week of open houses, talks, exhibitions, and other events to showcase Boston’s broad array of design practitioners, and to encourage the public to explore all aspects of design.

Its ninth Annual Boston Design Week Awards celebrate the diversity of the design community in greater Boston. Boston Design Week producers chose the Eliot School for its Producer’s Award to recognize our educational achievements in the world of craft and creativity, our drive to inspire lifelong learning, our efforts to contribute to a more just and equal world, and our commitment to provide a safe, creative learning environment for all.

We are honored to receive this award from Boston Design Week, which does so much to celebrate the great array of design work done here in Boston. We’re proud of the work we do to inspire learning in craft and design, from the youngest children to people past retirement, and everyone in between.

Of course, we have an event coming up in Boston Design week as well: a conversation about Identity in Art – Representation, Culture and Belonging with three Boston artists: Ayanna Mack, Stephen Hamilton, and Cagen Luse.

The Eliot School cultivates welcoming environments where people convene across a continuum of age, economic means and backgrounds to build skills, craftsmanship and community. Our offerings satisfy the human desires to create, engage in self-expression and learn by doing; and our vision builds upon the school’s historic role in shaping arts education.

The Eliot School teaches art and woodworking in Boston’s public schools and community centers. We offer classes to people of all ages in fine and applied arts in our Jamaica Plain schoolhouse, including woodworking, upholstery, sewing, fiber arts, visual arts, and more, for adults outside of work and young people outside of school. In addition, our Teen Bridge and Artist in Residence programs support art making, youth development, and community.,

Abigail Norman

Executive Director

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