VIDEO: Cultural Council Hosts Annual Awards; Framingham Mayor Speaks on Importance of the Arts

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Cultural Council held its annual awards night at the Framingham Public Library last night, April 30.

Mayor Yvonne Spicer and Cultural Council Chair Joel Winett spoke to begin the event celebrating arts in the City of Framingham,

The Framingham Cultural Council awards prizes to middle and high schools students for their art in the Council’s scholastic art competition.

The Council awarded the Rita and Bill Collins Memorial Scholarship to Framingham High senior Catherine Giorgetti. It also award six, $100 scholarships.

A special recognition award was presented to out-going Council member Judy Levine.

And Framingham Library Director Mark Contois received the Contributor of the Year award from the Framingham Cultural Council.

The Mayor discussed how “art would not exist without science, and math.” Watch her speech in the video above.

Also during the event, the Framingham Cultural Council awarded certificates to its 2019 grantees.

Students in the violin program sponsored by the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, at Hoops and Homework, performed.

The grants were awarded to:

Framingham State University  – Adventures in LifeLong Learning Lecture Series
Pinefield Garden Club – Going Native
Walsh Middle School – Chariot of the Sun
Dunning Elementary School – Museum of Fine Arts Field Trip for 5th Grade Students
Dunning Elementary School – Museum of Science Field Trip for 5th Grade Students
Potter Road School PTO – Museum of Fine Arts Field Trip for 5th Grade Students
Framingham Parks and Recreation Framingham – Concerts on the Green Series
Barbieri Elementary School – Fireseed Arts at Barbieri
Brown Box Theatre Project, Inc. – Brown Box Theatre Project Season 8
Fuller Middle School PTO – Shakespeare Now! Theatre Company
A Common Thread Theatre Company – The Last Five Years
Framingham Public Library – Libraries Rock: Summer Reading 2018
Brophy PTO – Creative Arts Programming
Wilson Elementary School – The Moving Stories of Aesop’s Fables
Framingham Downtown Renaissance – Downtown Cultural Tour Series
Barbieri Elementary School – Flame the Band Concert
Union Latina de Framingham – Hispanic/American Festival
Thea Iberall We Did It For You! – Women’s Journey Through History
Scott Jameson – The Magic of Communication at Saint Bridget School
Framingham History Center Incorporating Oral Histories into WWI Exhibit
McAuliffe Branch Library – McAuliffe Summer Outdoor Entertainment Series
Heritage Chorale Inc. – Pops Concert
Doug Rich (RPS Band) Mingus and Mitchell – Music for the Warren-Oaks Community
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC) – El Sistema Inspired Violin Group Program
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild – Massachusetts High School Drama Festival

Brophy PTO – Brophy’s 10th Annual Multicultural Fair
Framingham High School Drama Company – METG Semi Final Round
FHS Parent Disney Fundraising Group – Disney Dazzle
Amazing Things Arts Center Inc. – Outdoor Concerts in Amazing Things’s Pocket Park
Susie Rich (PLANIT NOW NFP) 2018 Framingham YMP WeatherFest Rally
McAuliffe Branch Library – Libraries Rock
Callahan Center 2018 – Cultural Arts Series
Callahan Center 2018 – Great Moments in History Series

The Framingham Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth.

The members of the Framingham Cultural Council are: Joel Winett, chair, Esther Powell, vice-chair, Katie Fallone, treasurer, Philip Kaplan, Kurt Fusaris, Lois Levick, Judy Levine, Diane Markowitz, and John Tessitore.


Photos by Susan Petroni/Petroni Media Company ©2018. All Rights Reserved.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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