Showing posts with label art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Student Public Art Installation scheduled for June 11 at 5 PM

Student Public Art Installation scheduled for June 11 at 5 PM
Student Public Art

 

 

"Please come out to welcome the student public art installation. They all have spent months creating, cutting and painting the fish.

We would love your support to thank them for beautifying our town and learning the value of art in public spaces."

 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Call for art at the Franklin Sculpture Park

"Calling all artists! 
Submit your sculpture proposals by June 1st for a chance to be part of this immersive outdoor exhibition. Whether you work with metal, stone, wood, or innovative materials, we want to see your vision come to life in our park.

Don’t miss this chance to share your art with the community! 
Link in bio for submission detailsLink in bio for submission details. #CallForArtists #SculpturePark #OutdoorArt #ArtOpportunity #DeadlineJune1

Call for art at the Franklin Sculpture Park
Call for art at the Franklin Sculpture Park



Monday, April 29, 2024

Lifelong Learning schedules unique one-day kids' art classes on May 14

"Check out these unique one-day kids' art classes on May 14th! 
Sign up by April 30th to avoid cancellation. 
Learn more at https://t.co/sI1mc1z0tH .

#fpslifelong #fpslifelongcommunity

Shared from -> https://t.co/W06HKgj48A

Lifelong Learning schedules unique one-day kids' art classes on May 14
Lifelong Learning schedules unique one-day kids' art classes on May 14


Thursday, April 25, 2024

Key events for Thursday, April 25, 2024

A Dream Shared - an art exhibit & talk back 
When:  April 25, 2024 from 4 to 6 PM
Where: Franklin Historical Museum
Should be a good event with art and conversation about art, a great way for me to begin my evening of reporting

Comprehensive Facilities Planning Subcommittee Meeting 
April 25 at 5 PM
Municipal Building 3rd Floor Training Room
What is this latest redistricting effort going to bring forward? This may be the preview for the subcommittee before the School Committee gets to see it. Kinda a sneak peak! We should at least find out find out where they are in the process.

Franklin, MA: School Committee Special Meeting 
April 25, 2024 - 6:30-7:30 PM
Municipal Building – Council Chambers
Yes, a special committee meeting to interview the next school business administrator. Folks should recall that Miriam Goodman retired last year. Dr Bob Dutch has stepped in for this year. The meeting will help determine the next individual to fill this critical role.

BT/ALC Big Band at Franklin High School (free concert)
WHEN: Thursday, April 25 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WHERE: Franklin High School Auditorium
Funded by the Franklin Cultural Council and MASS Cultural Council, a great way to close the day with some big band and jazz sounds
Key events for Thursday, April 25
Key events for Thursday, April 25, 2024

Why are there multiple calendars?
There is a Cultural events calendar upon which other community events are layered to create the Community calendar.

Respectfully, the Library and Senior Center calendars are too full of events to include all their events so we tend to focus on the major events. Town and School meetings are also kept separate. Links for all the calendars are shared here:

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events      https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendar

Find the full Community event 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 Library calendar of events ->    calendar link

The Senior Center calendar of events ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/node/39/events/month/39/2023-12

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 

The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open for viewing (and purchasing the art displayed) during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Saturday, April 20, 2024

A Dream Shared - an art exhibit & talk back on April 25 from 4 - 6 PM

A Dream Shared - an art exhibit & talk back on April 25 from 4 - 6 PM
A Dream Shared - an art exhibit & talk back 
Hello Community! 
We are excited to share this collaboration between Dean College, the Franklin Public School District MA and the Franklin Historical Museum with Fatima Wojohat
All are welcome to stop in!

When:  April 25, 2024 from 4 to 6 PM

Where: Franklin Historical Museum

Franklin Culture, Town of Franklin, Franklin Cultural Council, Franklin Town News, Franklin Downtown Partnership, Franklin Art Association, Franklin Public Library Official Site, Franklin, MA News



Friday, March 15, 2024

Talking about "Create Art Around the World" with the NAHS student leadership team (audio)

FM #1158 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1158 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with the leadership team of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS). Amy Edson, FHS Art teacher, and club advisor. The leadership team students introduce themselves as we go around:  


  • Raena, the President of NAHS and leading the Singapore room

  • Allie, the Vice-President, and leading the Spain room

  • Gia, the Data Manager, and leading the Columbia room

  • Christine, the Social Media Director and leading the Sudan room


We had our conversation in one of the art rooms where the Create Art Around the World will be taking place. 


Thanks to the Franklin Cultural Council for the grant to enable this event for free.


Let’s listen to this conversation about the kid friendly (and did we say, “Free”) Create Art Around the World scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1158-fhs-nahs-create-art-round-the-world-03-07-24


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FHS Clay Studio Instagram account -> https://www.instagram.com/fhs_claystudio/ 


More about the Franklin Cultural Council -> https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm). 


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"


National Art Honor Society: Create Art Around the World - Apr 24, 2024
Create Art Around the World scheduled for Apr 24, 2024 - free & kid Friendly at FHS

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Celebration of Arts and Culture: A Recognition of Grants and Funding Recipients - Apr 4

The Franklin Cultural Council and Franklin Cultural District Committee would like to invite you to the Celebration of Arts and Culture: A Recognition of Grants and Funding Recipients!
Celebration of Arts and Culture: A Recognition of Grants and Funding Recipients
Celebration of Arts and Culture: A Recognition of Grants and Funding Recipients

When:  Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 7:00 PM
Where:  Alumni Memorial Hall, Dean College
  • Music and Dance Performances 
  • Congratulatory Remarks
  • Light Refreshments
  • Networking Opportunities

Please RSVP by March 28, 2024, Franklinculturalcouncil02038@gmail.com

Dean College, Alumni Memorial Hall is located at 105 Main Street. Please use the
School Street "Bulldog entrance" adjacent to Pieri Gymnasium at 60 School Street.

Shared from ->  https://t.co/Ix7AzPYS6k

Celebration of Arts and Culture: A Recognition of Grants and Funding Recipients - Apr 4
Celebration of Arts and Culture: A Recognition of Grants and Funding Recipients - Apr 4

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Create Art Around the World scheduled for Apr 24, 2024 - free & kid Friendly at FHS

"Save the date!  
We are holding our 3rd annual Art Around the World event on April 24th here at Franklin High School.
Check out the Franklin Matters website and hear from our club advisor, Ms. Edson, and our leadership team as we introduce our new selection of art activities from Colombia, Spain, Sudan, and Singapore (audio interview to be shared shortly)."

National Art Honor Society: Create Art Around the World - Apr 24, 2024
Create Art Around the World scheduled for Apr 24, 2024 - free & kid Friendly at FHS

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

FHS student art on display at the FAA gallery within Escape Into Fiction through March 16, 2024

FHS student art on display at the FAA gallery
FHS student art on display at the FAA gallery
"The Franklin High School Art Student Exhibit opened at the FAA Gallery at Escape Into Fiction Bookstore on February 17 and will continue until March 16. Here are a few photos of the gallery.  
Please make a point to come by for a visit to see the the work of this talented group of young artists!
We would like to invite everyone to attend the opening reception on February 29 from 6—8 PM at the FAA Gallery."




Saturday, January 6, 2024

Tap into your inner artist with one of these Lifelong Learning painting classes

"Discover your inner artist! 
Join one of these popular painting classes from Lifelong Community Learning. 
Sign up at https://t.co/9gpYT5oPKy.

#fpslifelong #fpslifelongcommunity https://t.co/D5JVxOfCWJ
Shared from -> https://twitter.com/FPSLearning/status/1743329640486207548

Tap into your inner artist with one of these Lifelong Learning painting classes
Tap into your inner artist with one of these Lifelong Learning painting classes

Thursday, December 21, 2023

What I listened to on a podcast, led to my reading the book

While walking around town, I am frequently listening to a book on tape, or to a podcast, or on busy roads, music. One podcast in the regular queue is with Adam Grant. 

"Your brain on art" with authors Ivy Ross and Susan Magsamen on the WorkLife with Adam Grant
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/your-brain-on-art-with-ivy-ross-and-susan-magsamen/id1346314086?i=1000638235681  I don't have an Apple device as the podcast is usually available via multiple podcast apps.  

The podcast episode was so good, I went to get the Audible book. The book is much more detailed (of course) and worth it.

What I listened to on a podcast, led to my reading the book
What I listened to on a podcast, led to my reading the book

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Samples from the Franklin Public Schools K-12 Winter Art Showcase - Dec 13, 2023


Catching up to sharing more of the photos of the Franklin Public Schools K-12 Winter Art Showcase which was held in a short period from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the FHS Library/Media Center on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023.

I had shared a sample initially on Wednesday via Instagram.  What I wrote then is still good upon review today:
"Just a sample of the art displayed here at the high school from around the district. I wish there was more space to share these works, and more time for folks to come & see. The variety and quality is amazing!"
The link to the Instagram post -> https://www.instagram.com/p/C0zx9MVxhXH

The album with all the photos I captured on Wednesday. Please take time to review them, the work being showcased is amazing.  



Just a sample of the art displayed here at the high school
Just a sample of the art displayed here at the high school

Monday, December 11, 2023

Franklin Public Library: All that Glitters is Gold: Gustav Klimt - 7 PM

"Hybrid Program | Register Here for Virtual option

When you think of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt you may think of Art Nouveau or Symbolism, or Gold!

Join Jane Oneail of Culturally Curious for an introduction to this idiosyncratic artist while we review Klimt’s famous gold paintings and his lesser known works. This program is available live in the Library and virtually over zoom.

Brought to you by Ashland Public Library, Belmont Public Library, and Franklin Public Library"


Register for remote participation ->   https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8016757062025/WN_zXvOkATxRziOWqKNM3nmig


Franklin Public Library: All that Glitters is Gold: Gustav Klimt - 7 PM
Franklin Public Library: All that Glitters is Gold: Gustav Klimt - 7 PM


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

School Committee hears from Parmenter, FHS Art Honor trip & District educational assessment (audio)

FM #1111 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1111 in the series. 


The Franklin (MA) School Committee met on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 as scheduled.  All seven newly elected members participated, one remotely.


Quick recap:

  • Parameter update from Principal Chelman, and Asst Principal Harvey

  • FHS Art Honor Society proposal for two museums in one trip

  • District Assessment presentation, Dr Rogers remote; Dr Frazier, Director of Curriculum for humanities; Eric Stark, Director of Curriculum for STEM

    • Al Charles speaks to the point of success seen a couple of years after the SchCmte funded the curriculum investments made in Math

    • It is important to know that MCAS is just one data point and that it takes more than that for students to strive


Let’s listen to the School Committee meeting of Nov 28. The total meeting audio runs about 1 hour & 40 minutes. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1111-franklin-ma-school-committee-meeting-11-28-23



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School Committee page -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee 


The agenda -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/11/franklin-ma-school-committee-agenda-for_0289625050.html 


Meeting Packet folder -> 

https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/november-28-2023-school-committee-meeting-packet 


Franklin TV video link -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J9NdQCWqlM 


My notes collected via PDF (captured during meeting via Twitter)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dKDfMFeUK43g70Li6XbLlhdVssSKLZAv/view?usp=drive_link 


Parmenter presentation (photos) -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/YqoHEk15yf9shdmUA 


FHS Honors Art field trip proposal -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/h2RijFLcBVSmMyxg9 


FPS Assessment presentation (photos) ->  https://photos.app.goo.gl/usVENZQpJ6up78RD6 



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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 franklin.news/ or Franklinmatters.org/


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"


School Committee - Agenda for Meeting Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023
School Committee - Agenda for Meeting Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023