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Alien Adornment: 50 Years of Star Trek Jewelry
September 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In a first-time public engagement, iconic Star Trek jewelry prop maker Maggie Schpak will transport to the Somerville Armory to present her insights and artistry derived from a life of creating adornment for humans and other species. After fifty years of creating prop jewelry magic, the Queen of Makers will debut stories, never-seen original sketches, prototypes, and insider studio photographs. From Spock’s Kolinahr necklace to Worf’s and Dax’s ornate wedding ensembles to the classic IDIC pin, this is a sneak peak into a world loved by millions of Star Trek fans and movie-goers world-wide.
Following this, there will be a reception for terrans and aliens alike at Artisan’s Asylum where guests can belly up to a re-creation of Quark’s bar for cosmic cocktails and talk to Schpak in person. A raffle will be held concurrently, featuring Star Trek memorabilia and pieces from Schpak’s workshop. For a few days following this evening, an online auction will sell further one-of-a-kind pieces available nowhere else. The Asylum will also host a fabrication workshop, at which attendees can make jewelry and body decor fit for any star voyage. This constellation of events is also a fundraiser for the Asylum, widely known as the “Maker Center of the Universe”, and a jewel in the crown of Somerville and Boston’s creative economy.