Category Archives: Cultural

Compete your survey by Wednesday


The ArtsMarket Cultural Interest Survey that deals with uses you want at the former Medfield State Hospital site ends on August 10, 2016.


Photo by Vic Cevoli

Cultural survey at 200


Some information, detail, and the working link to the survey about cultural issues as part of the Medfield State Hospital development, from Jean Mineo.  The other Medfield State Hospital surveys had over a thousand responses. –

Here’s the link from the consultant, works for me when I plug it into my browser. Hopefully it will for others, we have a little over 200 responses as of yesterday, hoping for twice that number before the deadline of August 10 – don’t forget $100 Brothers Marketplace gift card for one lucky participant!

Second try for survey link

This link to the survey on cultural issues comes from Jean Mineo, so this one really should work.

Sorry about the links that did not work.

Cultural Survey – correct link

Sorry, but when I copied the survey link it added language that made the not work.  Thanks Bob Ingram for letting me know.  It now works on the post and below, but probably still not on the original emails, and posts to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

This is the correct link to the cultural survey for the former Medfield State Hospital site.

Survey of MSH cultural uses by 8/10

Lee Chapel at msh

Lee Chapel

The Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee arranged to study the financial viability of cultural uses at the former Medfield State Hospital site, using a combination of a state grant and matching town meeting monies.  As part of that study, the consultant is looking for input from residents.  This message below is from Jean Mineo –

Medfield friends, I know I’ve asked you to fill out A LOT of surveys this year. It does matter. Once more, please take a moment to complete this brief survey byArtsMarket Inc. before Aug. 10 exploring cultural opportunities at the MedfieldState Hospital as part of a feasibility study supported by the MA Cultural Facilities Fund and the Town of Medfield. One entry will be selected at random for a $100 Brothers gift certificate. Thank you for your help!

Cultural re-use study of MSH

From the Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee –


Photo taken at night by Vic Cevoli

Cultural Grant Received to Study Re-Use

The Master Planning Committee is excited to announce that the Town of Medfield has been approved for a Feasibility & Technical Assistance grant from the MA Cultural Facilities Fund in the amount of $17,400 to study cultural re-use of some buildings at the State Hospital. The required 1:1 match was approved at Town Meeting in April, 2016.


This grant will hire two collaborating teams. ArtsMarket will conduct a market analysis of needs and opportunities in the region to identify the best mix and scale of a variety of cultural programs. These could include visual, performing or culinary arts, arts education or presentation venues, residency programs, and more. We are happy to have Louise Stevens on board, one of the nation’s leading thinkers on arts-based economic development. Stevens will connect the dots on attracting world-class arts based institutions, responding to community interest in quality cultural experiences. She will also develop the business and financial models for capital financing and funding as well as annual operational financial support to ensure long-term sustainability.


Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects brings experience in historic preservation, historic tax credit applications, adaptive re-use studies, condition assessments, phasing recommendations and cost estimates. They will investigate up to three buildings appropriate for programs identified by ArtsMarket, prepare conceptual floor plans, and preliminary estimates of probable construction costs. The Durkee Brown study informs ArtsMarket’s business plan and recommendations for the most viable operating model and approach.


We expect the combined studies to take five to six months. The consultants are prepared to begin as soon as the state funds can be released, hopefully in June. We look forward to a presentation on their findings before year end. We expect that by integrating cultural initiatives, the Master Plan will generate the kind of environment that attracts private sector investment and generates long-term value for the Town.

Zullo opening this Thursday 6-10

These artists look like they have fun!  Great photo.  I saw the art last weekend and liked it too.

time to leave the capsule
exhibit: sei donne artisti
oil paintings, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and monotypes

(l to r)
L.M. Beatty, K.Stashenko, S.Termyn, K.McDonough, T.Isaacson and N.Deveno

FIRST THURSDAY March 3, 6-10pm

Join us for our monthly celebration of the arts.
Beer & wine bar, limited food menu  
sei donne artisti                   February 4 – March 26, 2016
Lois Masor Beatty  ~  Nancy Deveno  ~  Tanya Isaacson
Kathleen McDonough  ~  Kristin Stashenko  ~  Susan Termyn

gallery hours: 12-5 Saturday & Sunday
Zullo Gallery Center For The Arts  | 508.359.3711 | |

456A Main Street Medfield MA 02052