From Ron Gustavson –
MEDFIELD CULTURAL COUNCIL CELEBRATES JEAN MINEO’S LEADERSHIP CIRCLE AWARD!
On Thursday May 7, please join the Massachusetts Cultural Council in presenting Jean Mineo with their Leadership Circle Award. The presentation and reception will take place at Zullo Gallery from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by Zullo Gallery’s First Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m.
Please join us, officials of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, State Legislators, the Medfield Selectmen, and other dignitaries as we celebrate Jean Mineo’s activism in support of Arts and Culture in our community. Jean has been the moving force behind all of Medfield’s recent public art installations– the current example being Catherine Evans’ “Thistle” installation which is soon to open at the former Medfield State Hospital site.
In her last two years as Medfield Cultural Council Chair, Jean led the effort to secure funds from the town to match the MA Cultural Council allocation, creating documentation for other Councils to follow. She also created the volunteer-led Art in Public Places, to enhance Medfield’s public spaces through temporary or permanent art works, installations and programs. Her Council-supported public art project Vision and Voices was one of four winners of a national competition in the CommunityMatters “Successful Communities Contest.” Mineo serves on the steering committee to create a Cultural District, and the new Medfield Cultural Alliance to support, nurture, and promote arts and cultural organizations and artists across disciplines and levels of expertise. In her consulting, Jean has managed seven permanent public art installations in Boston and beyond in recent years. She currently manages the Boston Sculptors Gallery (since 2006), and previously led the JP Open Studios and the New Art Center in Newton.
“The MCC is pleased to honor Jean Mineo for her exceptional service to Medfield,” said Anita Walker, MCC Executive Director. “Jean embodies all the best qualities of our local cultural council volunteers: a passion for the arts, civic spirit, and a willingness to work hard to make her community a better place.”
Leadership Circle Awards are nominated by Local Cultural Council members and are evaluated by a Massachusetts Cultural Council-appointed panel. The LCC Program is the largest volunteer-run, grassroots arts funding program in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences annually.
Please join us on May 7th to honor our Medfield neighbor and cultural force, Jean Mineo!