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.
These artists look like they have fun! Great photo. I saw the art last weekend and liked it too.
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
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
Arriving in time for Christmas and the Holidays
The second This Old Town,
by Richard DeSorgher
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.
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.
On behalf of the Cultural Alliance, we wish you all a joyous, healthy and happy Thanksgiving week.
See you on Dec. 4!
From the Cultural Alliance of Medfield –
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.