Posted onMarch 29, 2022|Comments Off on 27th Annual Student Faculty Show – 4/7 opening reception
From Kate Jones, K-12 Art Department Chair, Medfield Public Schools –
For the twenty-seventh year, the Zullo Gallery, in collaboration with the K-12 Visual Arts faculty of the Medfield Public Schools, is hosting its Annual Student-Faculty Art Exhibit. The Zullo Gallery offers a fantastic opportunity for deserving student artwork to receive special notice by our community in a professional gallery setting. The show is designed to highlight student work and pieces are chosen as examples of student learning within the art curriculum. This year’s exhibit will be held from April 2nd through April 24th.
We are excited for the return of the in-person reception on April 7th from 5-7pm. Please join us to celebrate these artists with their art teachers.
The Zullo Gallery is also open every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 5 PM. Over the course of the exhibit, the Zullo Gallery is typically visited by hundreds of viewers, enjoying the display of our wonderful student artwork.
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Who would have thought that when the Zullo Gallery was created 31 years ago to simply bring art into Medfield it would evolve from its humble beginnings into the arts center that it is today?
The success of the Gallery has been made possible because of generous support from thousands of individuals and organizations. Annual gifts from people like you are what allows the gallery to keep its doors open and to operate on a day-to-day basis. Here are just a few specific examples of how annual giving has had an impact on the gallery and art in our community over the past year:
* Five art exhibitions including our 25th Annual Juried Exhibition; a special one month Student-Faculty show; an exhibit centered around the very accomplished artist and Massachusetts College of Art and Design instructor, Irena Roman, and six of her most talented students titled The Ripple Effect; and, our very successful November-December Holiday Exhibit featuring more than 100 works from eleven artists priced at $375 or less.
* Live music performances, including resident trumpeter Tom Duprey; a Jazz Jam with Medfield HS alumni and former music director Doug Olsen; a Songwriters Festival; and, a Live Music Holiday Celebration show featuring a cappella, bluegrass, jazz, folk and acoustic musicians from Medfield and nearby towns.
* Hundreds of children and adults served by art classes taught by talented art instructors.
* Zullo First Thursday gatherings – our monthly celebration of the arts, and Summer Thursdays on the rooftop deck, that helped to create a sense of community.
The gallery has grown to become a home for the arts that works hard to support emerging and established artists, present live music performances, add cultural enrichment to the town, inspire youth and adults through art classes, and serve as a town wide gathering spot.
As we head into our 32nd year, we seek to further develop our programs, permanently expand our open hours, and make needed improvements to our facility – but we need your help!
Our work supporting and promoting the arts depends upon the financial support of many individuals.
Please consider making a donation to the non-profit Zullo Gallery Center For The Arts today.
We greatly appreciate your generosity.
Yours in art,
William F. Pope
The Zullo Gallery Center For The Arts Charitable Trust is a fully recognized tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
I saw the current show last weekend, and especially liked this painting – it is large and positioned a the end of the gallery so that when you walk into the space it is directly ahead. It is painted on a flattened cardboard box, making me wonder if it was the man’s home. I was struck by the irony of the fact that the MSH kids recently did a sleep out at the Town House, a wonderful local learning event, started I discovered last week by Richard DeSorgher, when the kids usually sleep in cardboard boxes for one night. However, to me this man did not look like he was only doing it for one night. A local connection making me think about the larger world.
Another Medfield connection to the rest of the world occurred for me on Medfield Day when I visited the Amilia’s Light booth and learned about how that organization is reaching out from Medfield to help girls in Uganda escape from prostitution. It certainly both surprised my Medfield Day, and moved me enough to buy for Kristen a Ugandan made rolled paper bracelet made by those girls.
We are fortunate to have such things as the Zullo Gallery and Amilia’s Light in our town, things that both astonish and make us think.
Posted onJune 11, 2015|Comments Off on Pahty Saturday night…Zullo…FUN!
Here are 3 BIG reasons not to miss the Zullo Art Festival & Party THIS Saturday…
1. Last year’s event was a blast! People were talking about it for days after, and those who missed out said, “I wished I had gone — I heard it was a lot of fun.” So don’t be one of those people with regrets! Get your tickets now for $75 each at the Medfield Public Library, online by clicking here, or at the “door” (aka the tent flap)!
2. GREAT music & art. The Fathoms are back playing great beachy, danceable tunes, and there is more art up for sale this year than ever! The selection includes newly painted small pieces, as well as BIG hidden treasures among the 100+ pieces that were donated through this year’s new art drive. A ticket to the festival and party gives you access to the sale, including some highly valuable treasures!
3. Open bar for beer/wine…delicious food donated by numerous local establishments (see below)…a live auction (with Jerry Potts as auctioneer; see some featured items below)…PLUS, a new “Mystery Wine Grab!” Just pay a small price to get a bottle of wine that’s been wrapped from view, and hope that you get one of the ones worth a lot more than you paid!
Auction items include:
Chatham Getaway…Broadway Show & Transportation…Kurt Jackson Birthday Party…Zullo for Private Party…and more!
Food & beverage donated by numerous places, including:
Blue Moon Bagel Café
Casa Bella Pizza
Honey’s Cafe & Bakery
Ice House at Kingsbury
Jing’s Garden II
Medfield Wine and Spirits
Noon Hill Grill
Sam Adams Brewery
Susan Goddard Catering
Zebra Wine & Bistro (oysters again!)
REMEMBER: festival proceeds benefit our wonderful nonprofit Zullo Gallery in the heart of downtown Medfield. We all know what a gem it is for our community! Come on out and help to support it!
Posted onMay 29, 2015|Comments Off on Donate art this weekend to benefit Zullo
From Chris McCue Potts-
If you have artwork laying around or stored away that you never got around to hanging, and you’d like to put it to good use, consider donating the art to the Zullo Gallery on Main Street in Medfield to help support the gallery and its programs. Donated art will be sold at the Zullo’s 6th Annual Arts Festival and Party (under the big tent) at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 13 on the Common adjacent to the Medfield Gazebo. Festival tickets are on sale now at the library and Zullo, and online at www.zullogallery.org.
Donated artwork can be of any medium, should be of good quality (e.g., not faded, torn, etc.), and should be framed and ready to be hung. Pieces can be dropped off at the Zullo Gallery anytime between Noon and 5 p.m. this weekend — May 30 and 31 – or next weekend – June 6 and 7. Separate arrangements can also be made by e-mailing gallery director Bill Pope, email@example.com. Anyone who donates art will receive two “thank you” tickets for free drinks at future gallery events.
The festival on June 13 runs from 7 to 11 p.m., and tickets are $75 each. Event admission includes an array of food and drink donated from local establishments, plus access to the art sale. The night will also feature a return engagement of upbeat, danceable surf music by The Fathoms.
Last year’s Zullo festival was a big success with over 100 people in attendance, and many more who said they regretted not going after hearing how much fun it was. Don’t miss out – especially since a big tent in downtown Medfield is a rare occasion, so come on out and enjoy it!
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Posted onJune 9, 2014|Comments Off on Busy Saturday coming up
This from Chris McCue –
Lots of fun in Medfield on June 14!
If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, there’s no reason to leave Medfield for it! Here’s what your Saturday could look like:
Between 9 a.m. and2 p.m.,take a one-of-a-kind trolley tour led by Town Historian Richard DeSorgher to learn about “Art, Culture and Mystery; the life style of Medfield’s Rich and Famous.” This event, part of Medfield’s Annual Discover Medfield History Day, is sponsored by MEMO and always gets rave reviews. Six one-hour tours on the Boston Old Town Trolley will run on Saturday, June 14. Tickets are $9 adults; $6 for children & seniors, and are on sale at Needham Bank through Friday, and then at the departure point of Lowell Mason House on Green Street (if not sold out), with parking at Hinckley Pond. The tour will be filled with interesting information about the likes of Kennedy, Roosevelt, Disney, Babe Ruth and many other famous individuals who have been linked with Medfield. Before or after your trolley ride, be sure to check out the Lowell Mason House, home of the father of music education, and make a donation toward the restoration efforts.
Between 10 a.m. and2 p.m., pop into the Dwight-Derby House “Dads & Grads” sale, where most of the items are handmade by local artisans, and you can purchase custom-made Medfield items such as historic coasters and notecards, Dwight-Derby House trivets, cutting board, key chains and posters. All proceeds support the continued restoration of the historical gem on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more about the Dwight-Derby House, go to www.dwightderbyhouse.org.
From 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., head over to the Medfield Fire Department for the Annual Chicken BBQ. For just $5-$7, you can have a delicious slab of BBQ chicken (eat there or takeout), while also supporting our amazing team of Medfield firefighters. If you have little ones, they’ll love checking out the fire engines and firehouse!
After you’ve finished your dinner, head over to the 5th Annual Zullo Art Festival & Party under the tent behind the gazebo where festivities will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Medfield is fortunate to have the Zullo situated in the heart of downtown Medfield providing free exhibits throughout the year, 1st Thursday gatherings out on the deck, and affordable art lessons (and so much more). Despite so much change in Medfield, the Zullo Gallery remains a constant, and the art festival is critically important to the gallery’s ongoing sustainability. Tickets are $75 per person, and the price includes Sam Adams beer and an assortment of wine, small plates of local cuisine donated by virtually every Medfield restaurant and dining establishment, and music by the surf band “The Fathoms”. You also have the opportunity to peruse the art sale featuring original, affordable paintings by many of the Zullo’s exhibitors. Tickets can be purchased at the Medfield Public Library, at the Zullo, online at www.zullogallery.org, or at the door if still available.
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