Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 17, 2024 Creative Malden – Ellen Wallace Artist Pop Up Event “I am a tinker. I like to make things with my hands” is how Ellen Wallace describes herself and the work that she creates. Following classes in the 1990s, Wallace delved into the world of working with metals. Initially focused on silver, she later began upcycling aluminum cans during the pandemic. With a creative mind, even the strangest times can result in invention. Wallace noticed how colorful the cans of water her houseCelebrating Our 52nd Year Dan - 1972 We Sell Cigars & Accessories! MAJOR BRANDS AT DISCOUNT PRICES! Singles * Tins * Bundles * Boxes * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES Don’t Wait! Get What You Smoke NOW! Buy Your Smokes by the Box & SAVE!! Join Our Rewards Program & SAVE Even More! HOURS: OPEN DAILY 7 DAYS A WEEK, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Humidor Specials! Starting as LOW as $99. Complete with Accessories R.Y.O. TOBACCO & TUBES ON SALE! Green Label Cigar Sale! Buy 2 Cigars, Get One FREE! A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 Chris 2024 hold drank while quarantined were, and she used this to develop her craft. With the use of new materials, aluminum and tin, came new challenges. She cold connects the materials together, as heat could alter the materials. She became fascinated with a variety of other household materials, such as cookie and tea tins to make jewelry, and wire and buttons to make flowers. “The same person who taught me jewelry taught me how to work in wire,” Wallace explains, with the influence still prevalent in her work today. In June of 2021, Wallace began working with The Gallery@57. About her experience she states, “I love the people… I bring in new artists.” An organizer by trade, she stepped into the role of Artist Liaison, finding new talent to enrich the gallery. For her own collection at the gallery, Wallace chose the name Back Porch Metals, after the studio she has on her back porch. A reflection of her use of everyday objects, she gives the mundane a new life. For example, most recently, she began a new product line: wine glasses made out of teacups and stems. Not only is she a creator, but Wallace shares her knowledge with the world through classes at Idle Hands Brewery. A partnership beginning around two years ago, the classes are still going strong – bringing community events to Malden. “For me, it’s Ellen Wallace, an upcycling artist, with be featured at The Gallery@57. (Courtesy of Creative Malden) been really nice getting to work with the artists,” Wallace says about organizing the classes. In addition to the classes, The Gallery@57 is bringing Artist Pop Ups to Malden. Responsible for organizing the events, Wallace tried to feature both new and familiar faces from the gallery. Ranging from plastic bag flowers to Saori weaving, a range of talent will be on display over the course of May and June. Ellen Wallace will demonstrate how she makes her upcycled jewelry in her own Pop Up on May 18 in front of The Gallery@57 at 57 Pleasant St. in Malden, Mass. She will also be running a class teaching attendees how to upcycle aluminum cans into jewelry at Idle Hands Brewery (89 Commercial St. in Malden) on May 21 from 6:30 to 8:30. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 orInfo@advocatenews.net Window Glass & Screen Repair

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