Mapmaking Workshop at Old Schwamb Mill

UPDATE: Due to an approaching snowstorm, all events on Saturday will be canceled and the Mill will be closed. The workshop is tentatively rescheduled for March 16; more information will be posted closer to the date.

I will be running a mapmaking workshop on Saturday, February 9th at the Old Schwamb Mill, a frame mill in Arlington that has been in continuous operation since 1864. The workshop will center around the idea of mapping from your life — from travel, childhood memories, life timelines, or anything you can think of. I will be providing art materials; just bring creativity. The workshop will be from 11am-12 noon, with a brown bag lunch, concert and exhibit reception to follow throughout the course of the day. The workshop is $5 to enter, and limited to 15 participants (open to adults and also children age 9-12) — so RSVP soon to save your spot! Please contact Ed Gordon at the Old Schwamb Mill by email at or by phone at 781 643-0554 to RSVP. Full information from the Mill on the day’s schedule after the jump:

Intersection of the Arts:  A Day of Map-Making, Music, Painting and Woodworking at the Old Schwamb Mill

Saturday, February 9th 11am-noon, “Making Maps that Matter” Art Workshop for adults and children ages 9-12, presented by artist Emily Garfield. Art supplies provided. Participants are encouraged to create maps that relate to personal history time lines as well as home, work, school or travel experiences. 12-12:30; Brown-bag lunch; beverages and dessert provided by the Mill; 12:30-1pm Guided tour of the Mill. Maps Workshop admission: $5. Limited to 15 participants. RSVP: Ed Gordon 781 643-0554 or 2-3:30pm Concert by acoustic quintet ACOUSTICANA featuring bluegrass, Tex-Mex, folk, country, gospel, and Cajun music – it’s all here, tastefully performed by soul, blues, rock, pop, world music and other contemporary influences. Admission: $5 for Old Schwamb Mill members and $10 for non-members. 3:30-4:30pm Reception for “Driven to Abstraction” an exhibition of Abstract and abstracted art featuring painters Emily Garfield, John Maciejowski, Ann Salk Rosenberg and Regina Valluzzi. Exhibition runs through March 16. The Old Schwamb Mill is an 1864 oval picture frame factory and living museum. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays 11-3 for tours, gallery viewing, and purchase of our finely crafted oval frames. Shopping is also available at the Shaker Workshops store in the mill’s barn: furniture, lamps, rugs, and many seasonal and unique gift items Mon-Sat 10-5 The Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane (off Lowell St), Arlington, MA 02476 Contact: Ed Gordon (781) 643-0554 or Visit for more event listings