Gorse Mill Studios Grand Opening This Friday! - Needham
Gorse Mill Studios is hosting an Open House on Friday, May 1st from 6pm-9pm. Housed in an historic mill building, the Gorse Mill Studios includes 33 work-only studio condominiums and a gallery. 60% of the studios have been sold and artists are moving in! More detailed info is below, and you can read more about Gorse Mill Studios at Boston.com.
DATE: Friday, May 1, 2009
TIME: 6-9pm, 7pm Dedication
LOCATION: 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, Ma 02494
MORE: Please join us in celebrating the grand opening of Gorse Mill Studios. We will have refreshments, live music and artist demonstrations throughout the evening.
Open to the public for the first time, the weekend long family-friendly event will feature the work of visual and performing artists, as well as demonstrations and tours of the artists' studios, and an opportunity to purchase unique artwork, jewelry, pottery, and other original creations.
Following the Friday night celebration, Gorse Mill Studios will also be open to the public during Needham Open Studios weekend from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 2, and from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 3.
Gorse Mill Studios is a 19th-century former textile mill - the last of its kind in Needham - located at 31 Thorpe Road. The building was recently renovated to create art studios and a shared gallery space. Among the building’s artists are potters, ceramicists, glass blowers, painters, sculptors, mosaic artists, jewelers, illustrators, stained-glass artists, graphic designers, mixed-media artists, a storyteller and a clothing designer.
World-renowned potter Steven Branfman conceived of and spearheaded the renovation. Branfman’s own Potters Shop and each of the other 32 studio condominiums is deeded for artistic purposes only. Says Branfman, “Gorse Mill Studios is the only building I’m aware of with artist-owned,
work-only spaces that’s guaranteed to be artist-occupied forever.” With more than 60 percent of the studios sold in the first few months, Gorse Mills has become a vibrant community of artists from Needham and neighboring towns. Visit www.gorsemillstudios.com for more details.
For inquiries and additional information including pricing, condo fees, and more, please contact Steve Branfman at his studio in the Gorse Mill Studios:
31 Thorpe Road
Needham Heights, Massachusetts, 02494
fax: 781/449 9098
cell: 617/447 3500