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Fri, Oct 26



STUDIO CRAWL ➔ Multiple Locations

Take a tour of this tantalizing mix of 16 design spots across town. Try to hit them all, or pick and choose, or stay at just one for the entire four hours. The order of your stops is up to you. Design is all around us - get behind the scenes to learn how. No registration required.

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Oct 26, 2018, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Montclair, Montclair, NJ, USA

About The Event

STUDIO CRAWL: Multiple Locations

Go behind the scenes to see where and how all the creative magic happens—to the studios, basements, commercial kitchens, sewing rooms, storefronts, and darkrooms all over town.

"Water for Beauty: Secrets of Ionized Water"

Eclectic Chic Boutique, 547 Bloomfield Ave.

Celeste Munford, owner of J. Lexi and member artist of the Eclectic Chic Boutique, is hosting a free artist talk on ionized acid water and its benefits for your hair and skin. Celeste crafts holistic bath and body products that help bring out your natural beauty.

"Buzzworthy Web Design "

Lform Design, 42 Park St.

Visit Ian Loew and his studio for a cold beer and learn why good design makes all the difference to your bottom line. We’ll walk you through what a good website design process looks like, and how your site can help move the needle.

"Deconstructed Luxury "

Little Nest Portraits, 54 So. Park St.

Open 5:30–8:00 pm

Azie (Verdigreen), Anna (Blooms in Hand) and Brittany (Little Nest Portraits) are collaborating on an unique backdrop to be photographed in front of during the Studio Crawl. The style of the hand-painted canvas is Faded Grandeur; layering paint and gold leaf, naturally distressing it to crate an aesthetic of undone luxury. The floral elements are orchids bared down to their roots, suspended by the tension of a hand-woven gold screen.

"Design in Motion "

Java Love 49 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042

Custom handmade bicycles provide a wonderful window on the design process, and randonneuring, the sport of ultradistance cycling, presents particular challenges to both builder and rider. Come learn from Paul Kramer about this sport and its events, and the role of design in the rides.

"Design Perspectives in the M "

Wade Maxx Art & Framing, 618 Valley Rd.

Are you a designer, an architect, or a design resource? Come to Wade Maxx and leave your signature style on the Montclair Design Perspectives installation—a community piece that will be evolving throughout the week.

"From DMV to TV! "

BSTV Entertainment, 16 Label St., Suite C

Tour a 10-time Emmy-nominated TV production company right here in Montclair. See how the former Division of Motor Vehicles inspection station was transformed into loft-style open office space, which includes professional editing rooms for screenings and an open concept kitchen.

"Hope for the Flowers"/"Homage to Pine Street"

73 See Gallery and Design Studio, 73C Pine St.

Meet author Trina Paulus (Hope for the Flowers) and view Nick Levitin’s photography exhibition (Homage to Pine Street: The Art of Neighborhood). On the hour (4, 5, 6, 7 pm), Trina will read from her new book (Chickens & Foxes), a parable about how things are and how they got that way, with some hopeful hints as to how they might change for the better. Nick’s photographs, taken over a year, convey the vibrancy of this neighborhood, from its chess nights and performance art to its musicians and street life. *** Trina will be dedication the first hour of the Studio Crawl, starting 4pm, to Hope for the Flowers with a special children's hour reading (but all ages are welcome)!

"House Building! "

Courtney Rombough Architect, 141 Central Ave.

Remember when architects used handmade models to show clients what their buildings would look like? Now building information modeling and 3-D printing are the tools of the trade. In this workshop, which shows how small tools can have a big impact, we demonstrate the ways we are using 3-D software to model houses for our clients. Participants will model their own structures using 3-D pens or cardboard building blocks.

"Meet the Makers "

The Village Montclair, 123 Walnut St.

Alexandria Pavel, designer and owner of The Village Montclair, invites you to explore the space where many local established and emerging artists showcase their work. You’ll have a chance to meet makers and may even catch someone working on a special craft. Hope to see you around The Village!

"MDW Design Showcase "

MDW Hub, Madison Bldg., 427 Bloomfield Ave.

Three talks/demonstrations are taking place:

4:30–5:30 pm—Alex Gideon, Montclair High School Robotics Team Member

6:00–7:00 pm—Ruth Borgenicht, Artist/Ceramicist, Forager

8:00–9:30 pm—Tracy Breslin, DesignWork/Eileen Fisher

"Books in Miniature "

Creativity Caravan, 28 So. Fullerton Ave.

The Creativity Caravan’s Amy Tingle and Maya Stein offer visitors an opportunity to design their own miniature books. Choose from three different book constructions, and fill these tiny tomes with your next big ideas. All materials supplied.

"Micropark With Macro Dreams "

Walnut Street Parklet, in front of Red Eye Cafe, 94 Walnut St.

Visitors will get a firsthand look at a community-driven “street reimagination” effort—a parklet. John Sullivan will make his studio there, and tell the tale of how a private–public partnership worked to create a public space that raises awareness of what mobility in Montclair could look like when people and places are put at the center of design.

"People in the Steeple "

Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Ave., Suite 209

Fanbrandz and Joe Zeff Design have offices in this building, which was once a church. Come see our design work on the 2018 World Series, magazines like Time and Fortune, the Stanley Cup playoffs, and AT&T’s website.

"Rewriting the Disabilities Narrative "

Cornerstone Montclair, 198 Bellevue Ave.

People with disabilities aren’t satisfied sitting on the sidelines. They find fulfillment in the same things we do. Perhaps most important, they like having friends and feeling welcome where they live. Cornerstone gives people of all abilities the chance to be a part of the vibrancy of Montclair. Stop in, grab some popcorn at The General Store, and check out the artwork at Arts Unbound and the rock wall at the Inclusive Movement Center. Cornerstone’s time to be open are 4-7PM

"Serious Beauty/Elegant Mess "

Gold/Scopophilia, 594 Valley Rd., The Mews

Scopophilia means “deriving pleasure from looking.” Join us scopophiliacs as we sip wine amidst the works of Brooklyn artists Meg Lipke and Leah Tacha, who both derive serious beauty from an elegant mess. It’s practically alchemy.

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