Category Archives: Cultural

Cultural re-use study of MSH

From the Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee –

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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.

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 ZULLO GALLERY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
FIRST THURSDAY: MARCH 3, 6-10PM
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
                                                 K.Stashenko
                                                         N.Deveno
                                                           S.Termyn
                                                  T.Isaacson
                                              K.McDonough
                                               L.M.Beatty
Zullo Gallery Center For The Arts  | 508.359.3711 | art@zullogallery.org |

456A Main Street Medfield MA 02052

Richard’s book events: 12/10 at 7PM, 12/12 at 10 & 2

Arriving in time for Christmas and the Holidays

The second This Old Town,

by Richard DeSorgher

 

Richard book cover 2015

 

Last year the book “This Old Town, Remembering Medfield” was published. It included 74 stories about Medfield; its history and its people, most of which were published first in The Hometown Weekly. This second book “This Old Town, FLeetwood 9” features 63 different stories about Medfield and its people: It includes stories on Medfield’s history, Medfield during time of war, worst Medfield fires and crime in Medfield. It includes sports and school days, the Frances Café, the Manor Inn, Noon Hill, the Norfolk Hunt Club, the State Hospital Cemetery, The KKK in Medfield and the history of all of Medfield’s churches. Chapters on the Palumbos, Dr. Nickerson, the Standleys, Officer Bob Naughton, Roger Hardy, Ken Childs and the indomitable Colonel Mitchell will give one a flavor that is Medfield.

To order your copy(s), please send $15.00 (includes tax) to:

This Old Town

13 Lawrence Circle

Medfield, MA 02052   (make checks out to: This Old Town)

 

  • Include any requests for personalized signing by author
  • Books available starting December 2, 2015.
  • Free delivery within the town of Medfield; for all mailing, please add $5.00 shipping charge.

 

A special program about the stories contained within the book will take place on Thursday December 10 at the Memorial Public Library from 7-8 pm, followed by book sale and signing. Additional book signings will be on Saturday December 12 from 10-12 at the Historical Society Building, 6 Pleasant Street and from 2-4 pm at Park Street Books.

Holiday Art & Craft Stroll 12/4

Holiday Stroll

Buy Handmade for the Holidays….

Please save the date and join us for the first annual Holiday Stroll in Medfield on Dec. 4 from 4 – 9 pm. We’re so excited to bring some terrific artists to town (including an outdoor ice sculptor!) in conjunction with M.E.M.O’s Joy to the World Singing contest and tree lighting. The artists will be at the United Church of Christ, the Library and Zullo Gallery.

In addition, you’ll find live music, activities for kids, photos with Santa, caroling, and holiday food samples from Brothers Marketplace. The complete schedule can be found at www.MedfieldCulture.org.

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On behalf of the Cultural Alliance, we wish you all a joyous, healthy and happy Thanksgiving week.

See you on Dec. 4!

Volunteer for 12/4 Holiday Stroll 4-9pm

From the Cultural Alliance of Medfield –

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The Cultural Alliance of Medfield is seeking December 4th Holiday Art and Craft Stroll Volunteers. Please click on link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4bada62ea75-greeter

The First Annual Holiday Stroll takes place on Friday December 4th, from 4-9 pm, with over 25 artists booths in three locations; the Zullo Gallery, Medfield Library, and the United Church of Christ (UCC).

We need volunteers to help in 2 hour shifts to greet and direct visitors to artists booths, and event locations going on in town that evening.

The Baxter Park Holiday tree lighting takes place at 6:30, and Brothers Marketplace, the Library, and Park Street Books will all be hosting FREE family events. There will be caroling, hot cocoa, an ice sculptor and photos with Santa at The Dwight Derby House.

Visit www.medfieldculture.org for complete details about this very special holiday event, and thanks for helping to promote art and culture in Medfield.

MHS Theatre Society 10/24 & 25

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Medfield Cultural Council

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MEDFIELD CULTURAL COUNCIL ANNOUNCES LOCAL GRANTS
Local Cultural Council Grant applications are due October 15, 2015.
Medfield: The Medfield Cultural Council is now accepting grants from organizations, schools, and individuals to support cultural activities in the community. The postmark deadline is October 15, 2015. Programs occurring between now and December 31, 2016 are eligible.

This is our second year of receiving support from both the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Town of Medfield. So far this year we have given out over $7710 to local artists and organizations, with more to come.
According to Council Chair Ron Gustavson, these grants “aim to enrich the downtown area, and bring attention to the cultural potential inherent in Medfield’s purchase of the former Medfield State Hospital. Especially relevant this year was our support of Catherine Evans’ Thistle public art project at MSH. We also welcome Medfield Cultural Alliance as an umbrella organization for promoting arts and culture in and around town.” Look for our Community Input Survey this year to give us feedback on what types of activities you would like to see funded.

The Medfield Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCC) serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

The application and information about the Medfield Cultural Council is available online at http://mass-culture.org/Medfield

For more information, contact Ron Gustavson, Chair at 508-359-8490 or ron.gustavson@gmail.com

For a listing of local cultural events visit us at www.medfieldculture.org/events/

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