21 Local Vendors Participating in Bartlett Square Makers Market This Sunday

Handmade ceramics, jewelry, embroidered art based off television and films, and play kits for kiddos, are just a few of the local vendors participating at this weekend's Bartlett Square Makers Market. "We've had great response to past markets, visitors are loving the experience of getting outside and interacting with local craftspeople, it's a great way to share what they have been working on and reinforce that our community is home to some really talented people," said Alex Jacobson.  

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Held the third Sunday of every month, the market was launched last winter in the parking lot of Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers at 18 Bartlett Square, near the corner of Green Street and Amory Street (across from the MBTA Green Street stop). The market is from 11 am to 3 pm. "This month we'll have vendors selling everything from jewelry to illustrations & cards to planters made out repurposed cans!

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Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers Moving from Home of 35 Years to Bigger, Better Location

After 35 years of being right off Centre Street, Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers is moving to a new home with more parking, a larger gallery space, and more. Moving from Greenview Avenue to Bartlett Square is a very good thing says owner Alex Jacobson, who had known for awhile he wanted a new spot. "The biggest reason we're moving is accessibility. As Centre Street gets busier, it is harder and harder for our customers, who almost all have to drive to drop off and pickup artwork, both framed and unframed, to find parking near the building," said Jacobson, adding that accessibility has been a constant complaint in the 4-plus years of owning the business. There used to be two dedicated spots behind 632-638 Centre St., but those were taken away five years ago, and a new building is being erected very slowly at that location.

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Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers Hosting Printmaking Exhibition on First Thursday

Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers has been expanding their art gallery programming lately to feature work by notable artists from the community and will host an exhibition on Thursday. Their current exhibition opens on First Thursday, December 7th from 6-8 pm, with work printed by Center Street Studio in Milton, run by Master Printer James Stroud. The exhibition is a fantastic glimpse into the collaboration between Stroud and the many talented artists he works with. All the prints included in the exhibition are tied together by their reduced color schemes, showcasing magnificent imagery, narrative, and impact with a single color. Artists included in the exhibit are: Matthew Carter, Raul Gonzalez III, Richard Ryan, Bill Thompson, George Whitman, John Wilson.

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