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2014 GRANT RECIPIENTS

The Center for Arts in NatickRock Off Main Street teen rock band performances - The Rock Off Main Street program features the best upcoming pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore and indie bands in the Boston area. ROM provides teen musicians and their bands from the greater Metrowest region an opportunity to perform for a live audience with professional sound amplification, stage lighting and production. Monthly throughout 2014

Music Serving Elders, Inc. – Programs at Epoch Senior Living and Memory Unit including familiar tunes/”sing-alongs” accompanied by piano, guitar, harmonica, and/or voice. Repetoire includes song styles from a broad range of genres—pop, Broadway, rock n’roll, jazz, blues, folk, classical, etc. These performances will serve seniors of varied ethinicities and with a range of disabilities and conditions. Six programs throughout 2014

Walden ForumWalden Forum Distinguished Speaker Series Live public discussions in the arts, humanities, social sciences and interpretative sciences as well as other areas of general interest. All are filmed and recorded by public access TV for distribution to our Public Community Public Access TV providing access to our surrounding communities. September 10, 2013 – May 2014

Solstice Sackbuts Concert by the Solstice Sackbuts, a chamber trio, takes audiences on a musical tour through the centuries, starting with medieval and Renaissance music and continuing with Baroque, Classical, contemporary and ending with pop and jazz . February 2, 2014

Weston Council on Aging Ukulele Instruction - The Council on Aging is offering ukulele lessons. It has been shown that musical instrument training, when compared to other activities, may reduce the effects of age-related memory and cognitive decline. Winter/Spring 2014

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History - Massachusetts on Stamps– Creation of a new exhibit, educational program and materials using postage stamps and postal history to highlight and celebrate the persons, places and events in the history of Massachusetts from colonial times to the present. February – December 2014

Contemporary Arts International, Inc. - 2014 Stone Carving Symposium The fourth year of the Symposium that carries out the continuous effort for the “New Art Archeology” concept and continues to bring artists to transform the stones on the stone pile into sculpture and create an archeological landmark for the future. contemporaryartsinternational.org August 1 – August 21, 2014

The Discovery Museum - Free Friday Night Fun The Discovery Museum will open for free to all visitors every Friday night throughout the summer of 2014. These family-friendly evenings will offer free exploration of museum exhibits, plus a wide range of entertaining outdoor activities, food and fun, with a variety of offerings. Summer 2014

Ed the WizardReading is Magic: Alchemy Laboratory A 45 minute interactive magic performance emphasizing the value and importance of building and maintaining reading skills. Program at the Weston Public Library - October 2014

Larry Grob - Weston’s Nature through a Landscape Painter’s Eyes Artist Talk – Larry will present his paintings of Weston views, talk about the pastel medium and technique, including plein air work. He will also discuss other artists’ examples of local landscape painting (historical and contemporary.) Program at the Weston Public Library - October 2014

Weston HS Theatre/MA Educational Theater Guild - Massachusetts High School Drama FestivalThe Mass. H.S. Drama Festival is the MA Educational Theater Guild’s largest event which annually draws an average of 115 participating schools. Weston HS Theatre and director, John Minigan have partnered with the METG to host the semi-final round of the drama festival. March 15, 2014

John Sebastyen - String duet concert with John Sebastyen, violin and Jacob LItoff, violin and viola. The repertoire will draw from around the time of Mozart to more recent classical gems by Urs Joseph Flury, Ernst-Lothar von Knorr and possibly some duets from the 19th century. Program at the Weston Public Library - March 30, 2014

Larry Grob "Weston’s Nature through a Landscape Painter’s Eyes"

Weston Middle School Theatre/MA Educational Theater Guild “Massachusetts Middle School Drama Festival”

Weston High School Chorus/Community Chorus “Performance of POULENC GLORIA”

Weston Historical Society “Weston Historical Society Tercentennial Exhibition”

Contact Us

Weston Cultural Council
c/o Weston Town Hall
PO Box 378
Weston, MA 02493-1540

primary 617-519-5412

email audreypepper@mac.com

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