Wrentham Cultural Council - Around Town
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NOTE·WOR·THY events and activities:
The Arts on the Common festival was well received. Interested in helping next time, send an email to the AoC Committee at email@example.com or the cultural council.
~ Arts on the Common. The festival took place on June 1, 2013 from 10-3. Thank you to everyone who helped make this an exciting and rich cultural event. In addition to booths with 28 juried exhibitors, the festival featured activities and performance art (click here to enlarge):
Featured below are four exhibitors (clockwise top left): Karen Zaharee, Ceramics; Barbara Testa, Watercolors; Eyrc Fults, EF Glass; Erin Nelson, Free Bird Designs.
~ A Japanese Tea was held at the Old Fiske Museum on Sunday, April 14th. Guests enjoyed learning about the Japanese tea ceremony, writing a haiku, playing a Japanese folk tune, and other activities that highlighted Japanese culture. Below is a wonderful collection of dolls that were displayed in front of a flower photograph projected on the wall at the Museum. Enjoy more photos from the day on the Events and Exhibitions page.
ON·GO·ING events and activities:
~ Are you a Wrentham author/writer/poet? Please contact us for possibilities to display your work.
~ Grant update: The WCC has announced the grant recipients for the new grant cycle, 2012-2013. Please view the list of recipients on our Grants page.
~ Art02093. Produced by the WCC and broadcast on Cable 8, this series highlights the talents and activities of Wrentham’s cultural community. The latest broadcast, an organ concert by Richard W. Hill at the Original Congregational Church, is now available. The concert was a celebration of recent repairs to the organ where 970 of the organs pipes were cleaned and tuned. See our Art02093 article below about the concert and organ.
~ On The Guild -- paintings, poetry, wood works, and more.
~ Around Town Calendar check back often for daily updates -- join our mailing list to receive info about our activities and upcoming events.
~ ART02093, additional shows, produced by the WCC, are available through Cable 8 video-on-demand.
~Massachusetts Cultural Council announcements. See below.
Arts on the Common Preview -- June 1st Town Common
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On November 16, 2012, the Original Congregational Church celebrated recent repairs to its' organ with a concert by Richard W. Hill. The organ was built in 1926 by the Austin Organ Company in East Hartford, CT. It was originally designed for the Strand Theater in New Britain, CT to accompany black and white silent movies. The organ was bought by the church in 1948. Joan Korslund accompanied the music by reading a selection of delightful poems by Robert Louis Stevenson from his work a Child's Garden of Verses. For the program schedule and to watch the Art02093 episode of the concert on-line go to http://12071945.com/wcac/wcac_channel_8_schedule.php.
Also of note is Art02093's program about David A. Lang, sculptor, painter, photographer. A photo of David's sculpture "Pipe Dreams" is shown above. David works closely with another Wrentham photographer, David Lee Black, on their joint project "Wrentham Spaces." The WCC is pleased to bring you this program and we encourage you to visit David Lang's website for an exciting experience! http://www.davidlangstudios.com/ Connect with David Lee Black's photography through The Guild. View programs about David A. Lang and David Lee Black on Cable 8's VOD at http://12071945.com/wcac/wcac_channel_8_schedule.php
WCC on-line gallery & directory to promote creativity in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
To encourage creative development and enrich our community, the Wrentham Cultural Council presents The Guild which is an on-line cultural Gallery and Directory of individuals and groups who are involved in disciplines that are related to the arts, humanities, and sciences in Wrentham and to forge a connection between Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), enhance the vitality of the community, showcase the diversity of talent in Wrentham and develop it as a cultural center.
We hope non-professionals and professionals of all ages who share a passion in these disciplines will participate and find on the Guild a network of like-minded individuals and groups in town through which to interact and support. We hope all Wrentham residents and visitors who view The Guild will enjoy it and discover new cultural avenues to explore. Click here to check out the Guild and submit an entry.
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MCC - Mass Cultural Council News
The King Philip Middle School student science team, Nano Know It Alls who won as the Top Scoring Middle School Team at the MIT Science Trivia Challenge last year were awarded dinner with Professor Jerome Friedman (see below) who is one of the practitioners who met with the MCC to discuss the integration of science and the arts.
Art & Science Leaders Urge MCC to Boost Investment in Innovative Work: Panel says programs blending creativity in arts and sciences give Mass. competitive edge.
Cambridge, MA—A group of leading practitioners working at the intersection of art and science urged the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) on Friday to increase state investment in their work and fill a growing need for creative learning in schools and afterschool settings.
"When you bring art and science together, you bring together both sides of the brain—the aesthetic and the analytic," said Carrie Fitzsimmons, Executive Director of the Boston-based ArtScience Labs. "Massachusetts is leading this effort nationally in many ways. Still we need to push ourselves further." "The public has to understand and appreciate science, so part of our challenge is how to engage the public," said Jerome Friedman, Institute Professor and Professor of Physics Emeritus at MIT, and 1990 Nobel Laureate in Physics. "The arts can do that in very effective ways." Fitzsimmons and Friedman were among several speakers at the Oct. 12 forum at Central Square Theatre, the hub of an innovative partnership between artists and cultural organizations, scientists and educators, called Catalyst Collaborative@MIT. Panelists said the arts—especially theatre and literature, music, and the visual arts—have proven to be a highly effective vehicle for teaching increasingly complex ideas about science and their implications for American society. MCC grants have jumpstarted much of this work, but that investment must increase if these programs are to continue and reach more communities and schools.
"We are encouraged to hear direct testimony about the impact our investment in art/science collaborations is having," MCC Executive Director Anita Walker. "Now is the time to accelerate this work in order to keep Massachusetts competitive."
Quality art-science collaborations are not limited to Greater Boston. . . .
Please continue reading this informative article at Creative Minds: Education and Youth Development on the MCC website.
Pictured above: left to right: Wrentham Cultural Council logo designed by Margaret Lyster Chamberlain, MFA. Old Fiske Museum 1894 signage with flower arrangements by Sohoanna Garden Club of Wrentham for the WCC Holiday Open House. Luminarias at dusk Old Fiske Museum at the Holiday Open House 12/4/2011. Wrentham Center Town Sign November 2011. Photography by Jacqueline Volpe. Website developed by Jacqueline Volpe and Timothy Volpe.
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