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ASID NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OFFICE 1 Design Center Place, Suite 544 Boston, MA 02210-2313 T: (617) 261-3995 F: (617)261-7591 ASIDNewEngland@gmail.com www.asidne.org

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ASID NATIONAL 608 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002-6006 T: (202) 546-3480 F: (202) 546-3240 Toll free: (800) 610-ASID (2743) asid@asid.org • www.asid.org

EDITORIAL STAFF Editor Sarah Burgess, Allied ASID Shalini Sookar, Allied ASID

ON THE COVER

2015 ASID NE Chapter Annual Gala

Writers Sarah Burgess, Allied ASID Shalini Sookar, Alled ASID Diana Kennedy, Allied ASID

CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR Nina Hayes

IN EVERY ISSUE PUBLISHING STAFF

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Advertising Sales Duff Tussing T: (972) 747-7866 Ext: 311 Design Community magazine is published quarterly for the ASID New England Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers by DSA Publishing & Design, Inc. Editorial content and the Design Community magazine are controlled and owned by the New England Chapter of ASID. Reproduction of this publication in whole, in part, in any form is strictly prohibited without the written permission of the New England Chapter of ASID.

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS 25 23 15 22 11 09 23 23 21 15, 27 05 02 15, 28 17

California Closets Codepliance Design Within Reach Elle Decor Grillo Oriental Rugs Hunter Douglas Image Glasswares Jerry Enos Painting K Powers & Company Landry & Arcari Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Renjeau Galleries Salem Plumbing/Designer Bath Sherwin-Williams

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president’s Message

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Board Messages

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editor’s welcome

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welcome New Members

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Congratulations to the gala honorees

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2015 ASID Ne Chapter Annual gala

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thank you, nina hayes

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Call for entries / excellence in design awards

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Design within reach

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who are you wearing?

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ASIDNe hosts job shadow day

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20 Artists for humanity 24 student corner - design showdown - people’s choice winner 26 Summer inspiration

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president’s message ASID NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER One Design Center Place Suite 544 Boston, MA 02210

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dear Members,

President Cheryl Morrison, Allied ASID (978) 927-2005 cheryl@morrisonremodeling.com

President-Elect Eric Haydel, Allied ASID (617) 562-6027 emhdesigninc@gmail.com

Financial Director Jill Janasiewicz, Allied ASID jillj1@verizon.net

Communications Director Shalini Sookar, Allied ASID (617) 223-7240 shalini.sookar@gmail.com

Professional Development Director Alinka Amoroso, ASID Industry Partner (617) 350-0836 aamoroso@knoll.com

Emerging Professionals Director Ryan Tirrell, Allied ASID (603) 969-5630 rstirrell@gmail.com

Membership Director Jen Bardsley, Allied ASID (781) 264-7952 bardsleyjen@gmail.com

What a fabulous night we had on March 19, 2015. We celebrated the achievements of four of our valued members. We couldn’t have achieved the caliber of event without the wonderful support of our sponsors. We are eternally grateful for their support and contributions to our chapter. I wanted to take a moment to address any concerns that you, our members, might have regarding our move out of the Design Center. Please rest assured that we plan to continue to partner with the Design Center to bring innovative programs and activities into the building that will help to promote the design industry in Boston. The Board did not take the relocation of the office and moving out of the Design Center lightly. We went through a vigorous process, taking almost eight months to research all of our options and determine the one that would be most beneficial to our members. The primary goal in our chapter is to bring quality programs to our members that result in quality and long lasting relationships that help all of them to build their businesses. In order to continue to do this we needed to take a hard look at our operating expenses. The office was one of our larger operating expenses. Even though many ASID chapters in the country do not have an office, we felt that it was important for us to continue to maintain an office space. In order to make a fact based decision, we explored all of our options, including staying in the Design Center as well as moving to an outside location. Since the options available to us within the Design Center did not meet our financial needs at this time, we opted to move to a location that allowed us to meet our financial goals. The location we selected is temporary and gives us the “breathing room” to explore other options as they become available. If an option becomes available in or close to the Design Center we will certainly explore it. For now, Jamestown has graciously offered to provide us meeting space for our board and committee meetings. We appreciate and have accepted this offer.

Director At Large Rosemary Porto, ASID Industry Partner (617) 236-5253 rosemary.porto@poggenpohl.com

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding our relocation, please do not hesitate to contact me. Warm Regards,

Student Representative Holly Vogel, Student ASID (617) 216-0475 hollyelise7@gmail.com

Student Advisory Committee Chair Sarah Campernel (603) 828-5222 sarah@camperneldesign.com

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Cheryl Morrison, Allied ASID ASID New England Chapter President 2014/2015


BOArD messageS eric haydel, Allied ASID president-elect

The oldest form of hospitality dates back to the Accent Greeks and has evolved over many century’s as each culture imputes its’ own traditional spin on its practice. Growing up in south Louisiana I can certainly share some of the best practices that where engrained into my upbringing, but I’ve learned that here in New England it can be done a little better! This summer we, as the New England Chapter of ASID, have the opportunity to play host such as is mentioned in Homer’s The Odyssey, to 300+ interior designers, students, emerging professional and industry friends at the Chapter Leaders Conference. This exciting event celebrates 40 years of ASID and how it has impacted the world around us. Please plan to join us for July 16th at the “Welcome to Boston” fete’ that will take place at the Tea Party Museum and then also “Celebration,” our national gala which will be held at the MFA on July 18th. The two amazing events are an opportunity to connect with other professionals and industry supporters from across the country while sharing your own personal love and “Hospitality” the New England way. Please stay connected and check out our website for more information that will be forthcoming.

hold our 2nd Networking event with Industry Partners, introduce Boston high school students to the world of Interior Design on Job Shadow Day, relocate the ASID NE office and welcome over 300 guests to our Annual Awards Gala. During this busy time I have enjoyed seeing new members bring fresh ideas to committee tables as well as those that have been members becoming more involved adding their invaluable experience. It brings a nice balance to all we do as ASID members. I encourage anyone who enjoys the ASID appellation to get involved with Chapter events and make the most of your membership. Don’t miss out as we celebrate Membership Month in June with our 3rd annual Art Walk. We have decided to explore the SoWa area of Boston’s South End where 7 galleries will open their doors to our members and their guests from 5 – 7:30 PM Thursday, June 11th. A reception will follow at Mohr & McPherson with details found in this issue and on asidne.org. This is a FREE event so come and bring a friend, client or colleague and enjoy!

Shalini Sookar, Allied ASID Director of Communications

Thank you to everyone that supported our Annual Awards Gala, helping to make it such a success! I am thrilled that we had so many friends using #asidne & #asidnegala to tag us in their social media posts. Keep it up! Together we can share all the reasons why Design Matters. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to see our newest campaign which will debut this summer. Stay Soci@l!!

Jill Janasiewicz, Allied ASID Director of Finance

I hope that you are all planning on attending our future events. Please note that July 10th is the submission deadline for the Design Competition. The event will take place on September 24th and I hope to see you all there. Please check the website for the rest of the scheduled events. On the finance front, we are now settled in our new office. The gala was held and was a success. Thank you to all our sponsors and once again, to the honorees. It was a spectacular event – kudos to the gala committee, you all did a great job. Lastly, I want to encourage members to join committees and make a difference. If you have any questions about them, please call the office and Nina will be able to direct you to the appropriate person. If you have any interest in the finance committee, please let me know.

Alinka Amoroso, ASID Industry partner Director of professional Development

Thank you to everyone that supported our Annual Awards Gala, helping to make it such a success! I am thrilled that we had so many friends using #asidne & #asidnegala to tag us in their social media posts. Keep it up! Together we can share all the reasons why Design Matters. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to see our newest campaign which will debut this summer. Stay Soci@l!!

ryan tirrell, Allied ASID

emerging professional Affairs Chair

Jen Bardsley, Allied ASID

Director of Membership

As the never ending winter took hold of New England this year, the Chapter managed to pull off informational events, connect with college students on area campus’,

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I hope everyone is having a creative and productive 2015! Get ready to gear up, young designers! we've got a lot of events planned for you throughout this summer and fall. Showroom tours: Art Walk Celebration; career discussion panels, and more! I hope to see all of you for what's going to be a great season. As always, please keep yourself updated on news and events with our social media outlets!


rosemary porto, ASID Industry partner Director at large

eDItOr’S welCOMe

On April 15th ASID NE held a meeting for Industry Partners at Bang & Olufsen at 141B Newbury Street, Boston. It was a very well attended event. We thank Oliver Pennington for his generous hospitality and gracious accommodations. Excellent networking was happening before and after the meeting. Business to Business networking has taken on greater significance in the business world and ASID IP’s enjoyed sharing valuable B-to-B time together at the event. Eric Haydel, President Elect ran the meeting in my absence and he addressed the group with an emphasis on the importance of getting involved in joining committees to become more active in the chapter. In particular we are looking for committee members for the finance committee and the communications committee. Please consider participating, we could use your help.

By Sarah Burgess & Shlini Sookar, Allied ASID The weather is warming up, flowers

The board appreciates the financial contribution that the IP’s membership brings to the chapter but we need more active participation to add extra value to your membership. The board is very serious about continuing to create strong strategic partnerships to help grow and improve our chapter. We intend to continue these events for IP’s in the future.

are blooming and patios are opening. Ahhh, the welcome signs of summer!!! This is all especially attractive

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Winter/Spring we had. The upcoming national Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC) will be held in Boston July 16-19th. Eric listed the many opportunities for IP participation and contributions to gain visibility on a national level. Our chapter will be responsible for the “Welcome to Boston” kickoff event on Thursday July 16th. The committee, headed up by Eric has some very exciting plans in the works. There will be more to follow on this, so please stay tuned. If any Industry Partner would like more information for the committees please reach out to me at rosemary.porto@poggenpohl.com. Thank you.

The past few months have been quite busy for us, we did some Spring cleaning of our own as our ASID office relocated to the heart of Downtown Crossing. In keeping with that theme we are continuing to rebrand our magazine. Thank you to everyone that has given us feedback, please continue to do so and we will try our best to incorporate all of the great ideas coming our way so that we end up with a magazine that looks current and we're proud of! As you'll see in this issue, we have lots of great photos from our Annual

holly Vogel, Student ASID

Student representative to the Board

Awards Gala that happened earlier this Spring. Thank you to everyone that attended and helped to make it such a successful event! We encourage you to check out our Facebook page to view all of the photos from that evening, there are some great ones! And don't forget to check out the

It has been a pleasure to meet so many enthusiastic and talented design students at various events and school visits earlier this year. Our team has been busy planning several exciting new learning and networking opportunities for the months ahead, so stay tuned!

"Who are you wearing?" which is back by popular demand from last year. This issue also looks at a few other fantastic events we had this Spring.

Sarah Campernel, ASID

Student Affairs Committee Chair

This year is off to a great start with so many different types of events. We have many more events coming up this summer, so please be sure to check out the ASID NE web calendar and RSVP! As we get ready for boat season, we thought we'd inspire you with a new color feature; Beyond the Sea. Enjoy the colors, ideas and coastal vibe of this feature. If you have any suggestions/questions or would like to speak to us, feel free to email us atasidnemagazine@gmail.com --Sarah & Shalini

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ANNUAL AWARDS GALA | 15 celebrating achievements of the New England design community

Summary In Numbers

GALA COMMITTEE MMITTEE E

PLANNING

13 PEOPLE 11 WOMEN 2 MEN

8 MONTHS 20+ HRS IN MEETINGS

GUESTS A ATTENDED TTE TTENDED FROM... MA, CT T,, NH,ME, NH,M RI INVIT TATIONS 1000 MAILED

MOAKLEY FEDERAL COURTHOUSE & TERERS GOURMET CA ATERERS T THURSDA AY MARCH MAR 19, 2015

1ST GALA SIT DOWN DINNER! 309 PLACE SETTINGS TABLES OF 10, 8 & 6

311 MEALS SERVED 301 CHICKEN DINNERS 10 VEGET TARIAN ARIAN DINNERS DINN

324 TICKETS SOLD 300= GOAL 28% INDUSTRY PAR PARTNERS 15% INTERIOR DESIGNER/STUDENT MEMBERS 10% INTERIOR DESIGNERS NON-MEMBERS 47% OTHER (INDUSTRY/NON-INDUSTRY FRIENDS) 4 HONOREES PAULA DAHER- RESIDENTIAL HONOREE JOHN DA AY Y- COMMERCIAL HONOREE ROBERT ERNST ST T-- INDUSTRY P PAR ARTNER HONOREE LYNDA ONTHANK ONTHA - HOPSIT TALITY ALITY HONOREE HO

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M.C. GRAMMY WINNER PATTI T AUSTIN


Thank you, Nina Hayes Mere words cannot begin to describe the emotions that rocked my soul March 19th at the Moakley Courthouse. The scene was the Annual ASIDNE Gala and every detail was precisely planned. I know this from experience, as I partnered with John Trifone years ago when we created the first special celebration at the BDC. The Gala Committee has evolved into a well-organized team of exceptional designer volunteers. Because of this extraordinary group, I can take a step back and trust that each task is completed with professional proficiency. I went to the food tasting on a cold winter day, helped decide on the final invitation proof and oversaw the income and expenses for the event. I didn’t think I missed anything that crossed my desk regarding the gala activities. As soon as the holidays are over, my only focus is the Gala with my anxiety level reaching epic proportions by March. Deep cleansing breathes helped me get through the day until my husband accompanied me to the Courthouse. He has never attended a Gala but accepted this year’s invitation. Other times he has had a conflict or I was too stressed to have him take up space. The Committee is busy arranging name tags, hanging banners and hauling swag bags into place. The venue is stunning and everything is coming together. The guests mingle over cocktails until they are called to dinner. The delicious food was expertly and quietly served as the program progressed. As

each honoree stepped to the podium to accept their award, I am always impressed with the outstanding achievements of these men and women. Eloquently, they speak of their success as a result of the help and support of others. After the last honoree took their seat I enjoyed a deep sigh of relief because the evening has gone off without hitch. My husband kicked me under the table and whispered that I wasn’t paying attention. I thought they were giving some closing remarks when I realized they were presenting another award. My thoughts were confused because there were four honorees and I processed the invoice for the awards so I had no idea what or who this award was for. When John Trifone called out my name and people started to applaud, I sat totally dumbfounded in my chair. Again my husband tapped my foot under the table and loudly said, “That’s you!” As I walked dreamlike to the podium, I congratulated myself for changing into flats but then gasped when I realized I would have to say something. What could I say? A million feelings flooded my mind but my one dominant thought was to speak from my heart. As a former high school teacher and registered lobbyist, I said I was well prepared to be the Mother Superior of Interior Designers. I told them I took this part time position thinking it was only temporary but I have been here for eleven years so I guess I have made it my career. I praised the eleven presidents I have had the good fortune of working with and learning from. I continue to be sincerely grateful to the Gala Committee and the Chapter for giving me the opportunity to work with great people and a wonderfully engaging community. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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AWARDS GALA

Photography by Michael J. Lee & Pretty Instant

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Photography by Pretty Instant

CALL FOR ENTRIES Excellence in Design Awards and ASIDNE Annual Meeting SAVE THE DATE // 9.24.15 Deadline to enter design competition is July 17, 2015. Visit asidne.org for entry form and details. Event sponsorship opportunities available! Contact Amanda Greaves, ASID at amanda@agcinteriors.com for sponsorship information.

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WHO ARE YOU WEARING? We talked to some of our favorite designers at this year’s gala to find out their favorite tips for the season, and most importantly, the infamous ... Who are you wearing?...

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5 1. Who: eric haydel Wearing: tie bar & brooks brothers Tip of the season: “don’t use white. we’ve seen enough of it!” 2. Who: Jesus Montes Caroline Pierce Wearing: JM: H&M & zara CP: top shop Tip of the season: Light colors and natural materials such as wood. They recommend checking out porcelenosa’s new vignettes to see all of the looks first hand. 3. Who: Lauren gifford Wearing: bcbg Tip of the season: “Natural Light. Lauren suggests, “optimizing the sun” to create a restorative and uplifting environment.

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4. Who: Ryan Tirrell Wearing: jcrew On the gala: “It’s beautiful” Tip of the season: “declutter”. ryan recommends wrapping up (or starting) on your spring cleaning. This will allow you to curate items that you already own, preventing overspending and additional clutter.

5. Who: Donna Hicks Wearing: Ninewest On the gala: “love the venue. anything with water, i’m there” Tip of the season: “rugs as art”. Donna recommends creating a statement with monet and pollack inspired rugs.


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Job Shadow Day By Jennifer Bardsley

Remember when you were in high school realizing your time there was almost up and decisions about your future needed to be made? There were the very few classmates that seemed to know exactly what career they wanted to pursue. There were some that had a sense of what career possibilities could be for them. But most students had absolutely no idea what career would be a good fit and if preparing for college, what major would play to their strengths.

Enter Job Shadow Day. This yearly event organized by the Private Industry Council in Boston, gives students the opportunity to visit a workplace and “shadow” professionals allowing them to observe and participate in a daily work environment. What better way to experience first-hand what is involved in a profession you have thought about? Previewing the world of work and the range of career opportunities available allows the students to make more informed decisions as they begin the ever important process of making college

"Interior design was not my first option for Job Shadow Day, it was fashion design. My PIC councilor Ms. Alleyne reassured me that the skills associated with a creative occupation has similarities. Having been able to theoretically design a room had a similar quality to fashion. One would have to start off with a specific theme in mind, then gather little details here and there. I'm so fortunate to have had this opportunity amongst creative individuals. I have to remain vigilant in fueling my passion if I want to ever achieve it."

and or career plans. We have all been there!

--Thornton Nguyen | Boston Latin

For those of us that worked with the students on Friday March 13th, it proved to be a really enjoyable time. Christina Paton of CP Interiors, Ryan Tirell of Ryan Tirell Designs, Holly Vogel graduate student at NESAD and I hosted 11 inner city high school students from Boston Latin, Boston Arts Academy and Josiah Quincy Upper High School, all of whom shared a love of fashion and or design. As mentors for a day we were able to share our knowledge and experience with a young receptive audience, introducing them to the exciting world we as designers live in. Design project in hand we guided them through the work day. After some discussion and collaboration we gathered after lunch to observe and listen to their design ideas.

It was so rewarding to see what they were able to produce in such a small amount of time. We owe a big “thank-you” to our Industry Partners who gave us their time and resources to add to our career day plans. When asked to help out there was no hesitation, they all gave us 100%. Liz Tawater and her team at

"This experience was important to me because this is something that I may want to do with my life. I realized that interior design is just as fun and fulfilling as fashion design. It was also very relaxing being able to match and design a place that represents me. I also learned that Polyester is good fabric because it doesn't absorb stains. Knowing this helps me to understand some of my mom's choices when she's shopping for furniture."

Jamestown helped make the day possible starting with a welcome in the lobby with an overview of the Design Innovation building. They offered a wonderful open space perfect for working on design projects, complete with lunch from Au BonPain, not to mention the use of photographer Ben Gebo who did a beautiful job documenting the day for us. Showroom manager Jen Dery brought the students into the world of Kravet showing them all the wonderful resources available to designers. They were able to tap into their creativity pulling fabric, wallpaper and rug samples for their projects. Ray Parks of Sherwin-Williams gave the students paint decks joining us during the collaboration process.

At the beginning of the day the students entered a building they didn’t realize existed in the city of Boston. At the end of the day they were able to explore this new world and touch

--Abbigale Haynes | Boston Latin

on what it means to be an Interior Designer, hopefully impacting in some way what they will do when the high school doors close behind them.

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Artists for humanity training a new corps of designers From it’s origins in 1991, when a plucky artist/ entrepreneur had the bold notion that urban teens could create art and design, be paid for their work, and build bridges from their communities to Greater Boston, Artists For Humanity has been an innovator in youth arts enterprise. Fast forward twenty four years, and AFH has grown to an organization that has produced thousands of commissioned works for a who’s who of corporate clients throughout New England and beyond. They’re currently in the midst of a major campaign to expand their studios in South Boston. When completed, the new “ AFHEpicenter” will be one of the country’s handful of net-positive energy commercial buildings, and the home to a lively ecosphere of creative makers, mentors, entrepreneurs, and community builders. Artists for Humanity has become Boston’s largest single site teen worksite - employing over 250 under resourced young people per year in Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Video production, 3-D design, and Screen Printing. When Susan Rodgerson and a small group of her enthusiastic teen mentees decided to create an enterprise from what was an after-school painting group, they focused on finding strategic market niches to launch their non-profit business. This year they will deliver over 500 jobs - from branding packages to atrium sculptures, leased painting exhibitions to an environmentally friendly furniture line - to a client list that includes State Street, Trip Advisor, Rocket Software, and Proctor and Gamble.

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According to AFH co-founder and Special Projects Director Jason Talbot, there’s a special alchemy to the AFH experience. “The teens we employ are eager for an opportunity to learn and create. Yes, the paycheck is important. Their families aren’t well-off. But equally important is the sense of accomplishment they receive from completing complex projects, developing skills under the guidance of studio mentors, and seeing their work displayed in places they hadn’t even imagined.” Like many growing creative agencies, AFH is constantly challenged to expand it’s capabilities - taking on larger and more sophisticated projects. They’ve just launched Urban Dwell on CustomMade.com, a collaborative furniture making effort between the 3-D and Photography studios. A 12 panel painting installation is heading for Trip Advisor’s new Boston digs, and their lobby sculpture at the soon to open Zinc residences in Cambridge was inspired by the Periodic Table of Elements. “We thrive on projects that make us stretch. We like to think we offer a fresh perspective. Maybe it’s because our teens aren’t jaded”, said Talbot. “Working with the design community here has been great.” They’ve given us a lot of guidance, and confidence, in our ability to produce standout work. We think we’re pretty good partners, too.” AFH teens are in studio three days a week during the school year and five days a week during the Summer. Studio visits are welcomed, and collaborations encouraged.

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To the following new members ASID New England extends an enthusiastic welcome. We invite you all to join us at our events and to participate in our wonderful chapter.

Allied Members Ariana Baird Gary S. McBournie

Associate Members Constance T. Breslin Mary Jo Gourd Sheri M. Edsall

educator partner Stacy Sawyer

Students Natalie Basque Aubrey Ann Bedard Karen Connors Angelo DaCosta Swathi Christine DeFaria Avery Marie Drainer Taylor Kathryn Ferry Jessica Greenlaw Rayna Lesser Hannaway Emma Katrina Hotchkiss Sonja Martineau Michael Masdea

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