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Artful holiday shopping on campus

There's no need to brave the crowded malls for holiday gifts this year: MIT community artisans are selling their wares at four upcoming events.

Ceramics and photography will be among the items for sale at the Student Art Association's biannual sale Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 7-8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lobby 10. The SAA's 2006 calendar, featuring images by its student, staff and faculty members with text by Shakespeare, will also be on sale. A portion of proceeds from artwork sales support the SAA while full proceeds from calendar sales help support teaching at the SAA.

Artists Behind the Desk will hold its first arts and crafts fair Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8-9 in Lobby 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring works by members of MIT's support staff.

The Glass Lab's popular holiday sale will take place Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lobby 10. Students and instructors from the Glass Lab will sell their hand-blown works, with a portion of the proceeds earmarked for funding the lab's ongoing activities.

And on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15-16, the Tech Community Crafters will offer jewelry, hand-knitted items, baked goods, candles, hand-made soaps, dolls and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lobby 10.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 7, 2005 (download PDF).

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