The Boston Antiques & Design Show is an event that started today and will continue tomorrow at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA.
On display and for sale are outstanding pieces of Steampunk ar tincluding the work of Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum, our friends over at Mod Vic. They will be displaying some of their Steampunk furniture and objects at the show, so if you’ve never seen their work before, this is and excellent opportunity to personally view some amazing art.
It’s really exciting to see Steampunk standing right alongside antique dealers! For the MetroWest Daily News’ take on Steampunk and the show in general, please click here.
The show went underway today and will be open tomorrow from 11-4pm. The tickets are 7 dollars to get in tomorrow. If you have any more questions, you can call 781/862-4039. If you’re a Steampunk out on the east coast, this is an excellent opportunity to explore the art of local Steampunks and browse for some neat antiques at the same time.
Outside opinions of the Steampunk aesthetic and subculture always fascinates me. From those who hate it, to those who have experienced Steampunk for the first time and fallen in love, that element of first exposure always serves to illuminate who and what we are and are not about. Insight can be found even in outside misinterpretation and outright dislike.
Today’s featured article, though, is an interesting take of the Steampunk Form and Function Exhibit taking place in Waltham, MA at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation from the eyes of an outsider, and the writer’s impression is a positive one.
Gary Sullivan of Sharon, Massachusetts, and his Trans Foraminal Image Perambulator.
Antiques + Contemporary Technology = Steampunk by Jeanne Schinto explains the connection between antiques and contemporary Steampunk. She also does a great job of explaining some of Steampunk’s roots, making this article a great one to show people who are interested in learning more about how Steampunk came about. It’s something of a lengthy article, but a very interesting read for those wanted to learn more about Steampunk.
Mantel/wall clock by Roger Wood of Klockwerks, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada