Friday, October 28, 2011
Popular Memorial School characters, "Moose" and "Duck" were immortalized in the form of wooden statues by "The Machine Jesse Green" and unveiled Wednesday at the elementary school.
Earlier this week, the kindergarten, first grade and pre-school students at Memorial School welcomed and embraced “Moose and Duck,” two sizable tree sculptures, who will become permanent residents at the Memorial School's North Street entrance. Memorial School principal, Andrea Trasher, recalled the creation of “Moose and Duck” and their connection to this school. "About six or seven years ago as the classroom teachers helped students learn about character development, the content specialists wanted to find a way to get involved," said Trasher. "These staff members put their heads together and came up with the creation of “Get-Along Gatherings.” At these monthly "Get-Along Gatherings," the content specialists put on skits and demonstrated…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Medfield Board of Selectmen meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Town Hall.
Medfield Public Library director, Deborah Kelsey will meet with the Board of Selectmen Tuesday to discuss upcoming events and activities taking place within the town’s Cultural District. The selectmen briefly discussed at their Oct. 4 meeting an art exhibit expected to run through the Cultural District in town. The selectmen are also expected to receive an update regarding the status of the Medfield State Hospitaland remediation work needed at the C&D site of the property. There will also be discussion on the 2011 MPO ballot and the creation of a selectmen’s calendar, which Board of Selectmen chair Osler Peterson has been pursuing the board agrees to and creates as a way to better organize events and activities in which the selectmen would…
Friday, September 23, 2011
This year, the Medfield Cultural Council will distribute about $3,870 in grants
Friday, September 23, 2011
Funding proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due by Oct. 15 to the Medfield Cultural Council. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Medfield including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. The Medfield Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils 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 …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
MEMO's summer concert series takes place at the Medfield Gazebo Park in front of the Medfield Public Library on Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The weekly Thursday concerts, sponsored by the Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization, MEMO, continues into August with the Shane Wood Jazz Trio making its debut Aug. 4 at the Gazebo. A composer, pianist and vocalist, Shane Wood is a Medfield resident who graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Composition and over 20 years experience in the music industry. Wood has traveled throughout the United States and Europe playing pop, jazz, funk, and blues in large outdoor concerts, small clubs or private functions. The trio consists of Neil Kruszkowski on saxophone and vocals Bruce Owens, the featured drummer and Wood on piano and vocals. The trio plays a unique blend of jazz arrangements including original compositions …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The Gazebo Player's will bring to life Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" at the Medfield Gazebo Saturday, Sunday and July 28-29. Show begins at 5 p.m.
An extreme comedy of errors can be witnessed Saturday night (and three chances after that) as the Gazebo Players – now in its 10th year – bring to life Shakespeare’s story of "The Comedy of Errors," a farce involving two sets of identical twins and a seemingly endless stream of mistaken identities. Performances will be held on July 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 5 p.m. at the Gazebo near the Medfield Public Library. In case of rain, the show will go on at the Montrose School at 29 North St. Performances are free and open to the public. Picnics are encouraged and light refreshments will be available. "The Comedy of Errors" takes place during one single day in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus. Aegeon, a merchant from the city of Syracuse, arrives …
Monday, June 20, 2011
The family of famous illustrator John Jesse Francis was honored on Saturday at a special exhibit of Francis' paintings, including three the family brought with them from Delaware and Virginia.
Julie Francis of Virginia had no idea that her great-grandfather was the celebrated artist John Jesse Francis (1889 -1939), whose art studio was once on the second floor of the Peak House. “We never really knew there were other items out there. … We’re so thrilled to see all these different works,” said Julie at the Dwight Derby House on Saturday, June 11, where a celebration was held in her family’s honor. “To me, it’s just amazing; we’re so thankful that Rob [Gregg] found us because we would not have known.” The family thought there were only three paintings, all of which they brought with them to the exhibit. More than a dozen were on exhibit. According to askart.com, John Jesse Francis was an illustrator, cartoon illustrator, and …