Showing posts with label Arts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arts. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Franklin Cultural District - Arts happening Here (through May 31)

Concerts, trivia, and yoga lead to the Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday. Oh, and the FAA art exhibit (7 artists) continues at 67 Degrees. 

Yes, #arts happening here!


Wednesday, May 25
7:30pm - OSKEY (FHS seniors variety show)

Thursday, May 26
5:00pm - Ayla Brown & Rob Bellamy (LaCantina Winery)
6:30pm - Trivia Thursday (67 Degrees)

7:00pm - FSPA performs Excerpts from Great Opera and Operetta (THE BLACK BOX)
Friday, May 27
6:00pm - Hit the Bus with Laura May (67 Degrees)
Saturday, May 28
10:00am - Historical Museum (always free)

11:00am - Yoga in the Taproom (67 Degrees)

11:00am - Goat Yoga is back! (Fairmount Fruit Farm)

Sunday, May 29
1:00pm - Historical Museum (always free)

Monday, May 30 = Memorial Day
10:30am - Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies


Find the full calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26

Monday, May 16, 2022

Introductory remarks & Keynote address from the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium (audio)

FM #797 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 797 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium held on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The recording includes the introductory remarks and the keynote address along with question & answer period with the audience. The four breakout sessions were also video recorded by Franklin TV. When those are available, they will be shared.

Kaye Kelly, Chair of the Franklin Cultural Council opens the session. A string quartet of FHS students plays a piece before going off to their MICCA competition.

  • Kaye begins her remarks at approx. 10 minutes

  • Kaye introduces Town Administrator Jamie Hellen at approx. 17 minutes

  • Jamie in turn introduces Roberta Trahan and Pandora Carlucci at approx. 22 minutes

  • Kaye returns to the podium to introduce Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director of the Mass Cultural Council at approx. 27 minutes

  • Michael speaks and then opens for questions from the audience at approx. 47 minutes

  • Kaye returns to the podium to thank Michael at approx. 1 hour 9 minutes. 

The four break out sessions start approx. 15 minutes later each of which run for about 45 minutes, take a 15 minute break and then repeat with a different audience. After the second session, a networking lunch closes out the day.

When the Franklin TV video recording of the full event is available, we’ll update and let folks know.

The full recording runs about an hour and eighteen minutes, so let’s listen to the introductory remarks, and then the Keynote for the MetroWest Art & Culture Symposium.

Audio file => https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-797-metrowest-arts-culture-symposium-intro-remarks-keynote-05-14-22

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Symposium speakers and schedule

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/04/franklin-cultural-district-arts-are.html 

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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L - R: Raye Lynn Mercer, Jamie Hellen, State Rep Jeff Roy, Michael Bobbitt, Kaye Kelly, Ted Cormier-Leger, Cobi Frongillo, Roberta Trahan, Pandora Carlucci
L - R: Raye Lynn Mercer, Jamie Hellen, State Rep Jeff Roy, Michael Bobbitt, Kaye Kelly, Ted Cormier-Leger, Cobi Frongillo, Roberta Trahan, Pandora Carlucci

Monday, May 2, 2022

MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium - register this week!


Last chance to register for the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium!

Last week to register for MACS! We've got an amazing line up of arts, culture, discussion and lunch planned for you! Join us in the lobby as you arrive to the sounds of the Franklin High School Jazz Band serenade our guests! Head on over to our "Arts Advocacy" selfie station for some fun! Be sure to pick up a free MACS journal and pen before heading in to hear Executive Director of the Mass Cultural Council, Michael Bobbitt, address the audience.

Break out sessions afterwards include:
"Building Community Through the Arts" –Kelly Grill, Executive Director, Hopkinton Center for the Arts
"Equity and Access in Arts & Culture" –Cheyenne Cohn-Postell, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Mass Cultural Council
"Sharing your Arts Identity on Social Media" – Steve Sherlock, Social Media Practitioner, Franklin Matters/wfpr.fm
"Festivals and Community Celebrations " – Timothea Pham, Program Officer, Community Initiative, Mass Cultural Council

And finally, a boxed lunch by our local "Birchwood Bakery" where you are able to connect with regional supporters and leaders in the arts & cultural sector! There will be indoor and outdoor seating available for lunch. Masks and hand sanitizer will be on hand throughout the Symposium for your convenience.

Saturday, May 14th, 9am-1:30pm, Franklin High School
Registration is $15 and can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/270070025717

Looking forward to reconnecting with you!
Kaye Kelly
Chair, Franklin Cultural Council

MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium - register this week!
MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium - register this week!

Kaye Kelly talks about the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium - 04/28/22 (audio)

FM #786 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 786 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Cultural Council Chair Kaye Kelly held on April 28, 2022. We had our conversation via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about the upcoming MetroWest Arts & Cultural Symposium scheduled for May 14 at Franklin High School. 

The recording runs about 17 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Kaye.

Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-786-cultural-council-kaye-kelly-04-28-22

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Tickets are available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metrowest-arts-culture-symposium-tickets-270070025717

Cultural Council page - https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council

Cultural District page - https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-district-committee

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

Kaye Kelly talks about the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium - 04/28/22 (audio)
Kaye Kelly talks about the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium - 04/28/22 (audio)

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Night of the Arts - at FHS, free admission - April 29, 2022 - 5:30 PM

The FHS National Art Honor Society is hosting a Kids Hands on Art event this Friday, April 29 from 5:30-7:30 PM. 
The theme this year is "around the world" so kids will be able to learn about and try art from all over. There will also be a snack table and gift table that everyone can purchase from.

Admission is free!

Night of the Arts - at FHS, free admission - April 29,  2022 - 5:30 PM
Night of the Arts - at FHS, free admission - April 29,  2022 - 5:30 PM

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here! Arts & Culture Symposium and multiple events coming up

MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium
MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium - May 14

Think music, art, drama, dining, shopping, and more … Franklin’s Cultural District offers many options for entertainment. To celebrate our cultural communities, the Franklin Cultural Council is hosting an event in partnership with the Franklin Cultural District called the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium on Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 AM at Franklin High School.

Learn more about the event below and register here.

Arts & Culture Symposium
The Franklin Cultural Council hosts this signature cultural event in partnership with the Franklin Cultural District on Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 AM at Franklin High School. Join us for a fantastic morning of discussion, learning and networking!

The symposium features Keynote Speaker Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council. 

Additionally, participants will choose two breakout clinics to attend:

   Building Community Through the Arts” – Kelly Grill, Executive Director, Hopkinton Center for the Arts

   Equity and Access in Arts & Culture” – Cheyenne Cohn-Postell, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Mass Cultural Council

   Sharing your Arts Identity on Social Media” –  Steve Sherlock, Franklin Matters, Social Media Practitioner

    Festivals and Community Celebrations  - Timothea Pham, Program Officer, Community Initiatives, Mass Cultural Council                  

Lunch will be provided by Birchwood Bakery in Franklin, MA.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metrowest-arts-culture-symposium-tickets-270070025717)!

 

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In addition to this exciting event, we have many events coming up at the end of April and throughout May. Here is the Arts Happen Here section for you to plan your weeks ahead! 

FRANKLIN | ARTS HAPPEN HERE | UPCOMING EVENTS


* Friday, April 29 at 5:30 PM
FHS National Arts Honor Society hosts the “Night of Arts Around the World” 
Free, kid friendly, and open to the public at Franklin High School.

 


* Friday, April 29 at 7:30 PM  
Electric Youth with special guests Future Shock! 
Offering high-powered family entertainment with music for all ages! Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, EY delivers high-energy music, including contemporary pop, classic rock and country hits. 
At THE BLACK BOX


Letters from Red Farm: The Untold Story of the Friendship between Helen Keller and Journalist Joseph Edgar Chamberlin - Apr 30
* Saturday, April 30 at 3:00 PM

Letters from Red Farm: The Untold Story of the Friendship between Helen Keller and Journalist Joseph Edgar Chamberlin with Author Elizabeth Emerson  at the Franklin Public Library




* Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM 
       
Broadway in Franklin 
The magic of 42md Street comes to Boston’s MetroWest suburbs as stars and students share the stage! At THE BLACK BOX



T.3* Friday, May 6 at 8:00 PM    

T.3   

THE BLACK BOX presents viral a cappella sensation T.3! T.3 is a New York based vocal group composed of Liam Fennecken (School of Rock), Jim Hogan (Waitress) and Brendan Jacob Smith (The Simon & Garfunkel Story).


* Friday, May 20 at 7:30 PM

Fair, Yates, Betschart & McCrossan 
50th Anniversary   

For this 50th Anniversary night at THE BLACK BOX, they will present some guests from the early years and cover a vast eclectic mix of classic and modern rock spanning five decades. It’s an event not to be missed …

Tickets for events at THE BLACK BOX can be purchased online    https://www.theblackboxonline.com/   or by calling the box office (508) 528-3370


Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!
Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Register for the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium - May 14

Via Representative Jeff Roy:

"There is still time to register for the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium in Franklin. Lunch is provided with the $15 ticket from our local Birchwood Bakery. So sign up soon by clicking the link before it fills up! Hope to see you there."

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/jeffroy/status/1518336877388087296 

Yes, I am delighted to be leading a session for this event - "Sharing your Arts Identity through Social Media." I plan for it to be a collaborative session. I'll share the lessons I have learned and use regularly and solicit examples from participants.

Register for the Symposium via Eventbrite -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metrowest-arts-culture-symposium-tickets-270070025717

Register for the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium - May 14
Register for the MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium - May 14

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Metrowest Arts & Culture Symposium 2022 - at FHS on May 14


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Metrowest Arts & Culture Symposium 2022 - at FHS on May 14

Community Connections through the Arts. You don't want to miss this special regional event.


Join us in Franklin for an incredible morning of inspiration to take back to your communities. There will be live music. Inspiring speakers. Opportunities to connect. And lunch, to remember what it feels like to be together.

Keynote speaker, Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council, Michael Bobbitt will kick off the morning! After a quick break, you'll be invited to participate in several different clinics of your choice. Executive Director of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Kelly Grill will lead a session on "Building Community through the Arts". Mass Cultural Council will lead sessions on "Arts Advocacy" and "Arts Equity". Steve Sherlock, of Franklin Matters will host a session based on boosting the social media presence of your organization or brand. A boxed lunch will be served by our local "Birchwood Bakery" and give us a chance to reconnect with one another.

Join us on Saturday, May 14 from 9-1:30 PM at Franklin High School. It's a one-of-a-kind event that will re-engage you with your artistic mission, your artistic goals, and leave you inspired and invigorated.


Tickets can be purchased for $15 on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/270070025717


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Our mailing address is:
Franklin Cultural Council
355 East Central Street
Franklin, Ma 02038

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Hold the date: MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium hosted by Franklin on May 14

We are SO excited to announce a new signature cultural event in Franklin!

This May we will host, in partnership with the Franklin Cultural District, the first "MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium" in Franklin.

This event is geared towards arts advocates, arts supporters, local cultural councils, non-profit arts organizations as well as our Franklin town leaders and administrators. 

Stay tuned for registration and details soon! In the meantime, mark your calendars!

Shared from Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CbGagNkP5Sp/

Metrowest Arts & Culture Symposium hosted by Franklin on May 14
MetroWest Arts & Culture Symposium hosted by Franklin on May 14

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Franklin High NAHS: Night of the Arts - Apr 29


"Hi, we are happy to announce that we are having a FREE! Night of the arts kids event on April 29 from 5:30-7:30  PM
We would love to see you there!! "  https://t.co/XAqeQDI6sx

Shared from Twitter:  https://twitter.com/HonorsArt/status/1501697874853310464

Franklin High NAHS: Night of the Arts - Apr 29
Franklin High NAHS: Night of the Arts - Apr 29

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Franklin Cultural Council ready to award $23K in grants this year

"We are all needing a little good news these days. The FCC is happy to announce we will be awarding $23,000 to arts and cultural programing in Franklin, MA in 2022! We can't wait to share all the fantastic programming you'll be able to participate in this year. (Award letters will go out the week of 1/24, FYI).
That big dollar sign is a combination of funds given to us by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well our our town allotted money. You can thank our town councilors and town administrator for continually supporting arts and culture within our community. The arts continue to strengthen our community, open our eyes and hearts to new experiences and raise our children with a wider scope of the world. We are GRATEFUL for the opportunity to bring these programs to Franklin."

Franklin Cultural Council ready to award $23K in grants this year
Franklin Cultural Council ready to award $23K in grants this year


Monday, July 12, 2021

MA News: the digital divide; help for MA arts organizations

"Tracking the digital divide - We can't close it without first documenting it "
"OVER THE PAST YEAR, schools, workplaces, health care providers, and other basic services have moved online. In doing so, the centrality of the internet to modern life became crystal clear to everyone in the country. But for people and families without broadband access, the pandemic has only exposed and exacerbated the digital divide—putting resources like telework, virtual learning, and telehealth out of reach for millions of people. 
Even before the pandemic, many people lacked access to high-speed broadband across Massachusetts. According to the ACLU of Massachusetts Data for Justice project, Census estimates show that more than 1 million Massachusetts residents—about 15 percent of the state’s population—do not have a fixed broadband internet connection. Our Census analysis also shows that internet and computer access correlate with income, such that lower income communities are disproportionately left unconnected."
Continue reading the article online

 
"Long-awaited arts funding finally arriving"
"MASSACHUSETTS ARTS appear to be big beneficiaries of $16 billion in federal relief aid that is finally starting to be released after a delayed start and an arduous review process.

According to federal data on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, 123 Massachusetts arts organizations have received more than $100 million so far, the seventh-highest amount of any state in the country."
Continue reading the article online


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Escape to the Arts! Saturday, June 12

Escape to the Arts! Saturday, June 12 continues Franklin's ArtWALK Celebration
 
For the complete schedule of events and activities for the ArtWALK

 

Escape to the Arts! Saturday, June 12
Escape to the Arts! Saturday, June 12

Franklin's ArtWALK Celebration June 11-12-13
Franklin's ArtWALK Celebration June 11-12-13

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Escape to the Arts: Listen to hear about the ArtWALK Celebration scheduled for June 11-12-13

Listen to Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm - from any browser) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 

Two interviews are combined to be shared on the air today. 
  • Cultural District Committee Chairperson Nancy Schoen talks about the origins and planning for the event. 
  • Then a panel of artists  and and business folks have a fun-filled conversation about the collaboration involved bringing art into the business area to showcase. Melanie Hamblen (Agway), Chris Blue Lamb Toubeau (artist), Laurel Katsaros (Rockland Trust) and Walter Spencer (artist).

Listen => Wednesday at 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and again Saturday at 9:00 AM

Find the complete schedule of events for the ArtWALK online

If you miss the broadcast, the podcast version of these can be found on iTunes, Google Podcast, Spotify or your favorite podcast app.

The first part (interview with Nancy Schoen) can be found online

The second part is available (updated 6/3/21) will be available Thursday (6/3/21)