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PEM Trunk Show at The Village Works

July 12, 2017

We hosted a pop-up event the PEM Trunk Show at The Village Works in Brookline. A group of 70 gathered together to meet three of Boston’s most talented designers:  displaying and selling their works throughout the evening.

The three artists included Milicent Armstrong of Artemis Design Co., Alden Hawkins of DUENDE and Zainab Sumu Primitive Modern.

Lena Vogel, a talented artist assistant for Artemis Co., talks with guests.

Karen Kramer, PEM’s Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art, delivered remarks about her groundbreaking exhibition Native Fashion Now. This first exhibition of its kind, Native Fashion Now celebrated how indigenous designers honor their cultural heritage while responding to global fashion trends and politics. Linking fabric use to expression of identity, her remarks deepened our understanding of the artists at the event: all working with fabrics from around the world.

Zainab Sumu talks with customers as the video demonstrating how to wear her versatile scarves loops in the background.


Trevor Smith, Curator of the Present Tense, Milicent Armstrong, Zainab Sumu, Karen Kramer, Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art and Alden Hawkins gather together at the end of the trunk show.


Alden Hawkins of DUENDE and Milicent Armstrong of Artemis Co. pause to smile before the event begins.

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