Original and future Zullo Gallery –
ZULLO GALLERY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
is our official name – it means our primary purpose is focused on
serving the public interest – the common good
along those lines…we could use your help.
Dear Friend of the Zullo Gallery,
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
These artists look like they have fun! Great photo. I saw the art last weekend and liked it too.
ZULLO GALLERY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
FIRST THURSDAY: MARCH 3, 6-10PM
exhibit: sei donne artisti
oil paintings, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and monotypes
(l to r)
L.M. Beatty, K.Stashenko, S.Termyn, K.McDonough, T.Isaacson and N.Deveno
March 3, 6-10pm
Join us for our monthly celebration of the arts.
Beer & wine bar, limited food menu
sei donne artisti February 4 – March 26, 2016
Lois Masor Beatty ~ Nancy Deveno ~ Tanya Isaacson
Kathleen McDonough ~ Kristin Stashenko ~ Susan Termyn
gallery hours: 12-5 Saturday & Sunday
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.
Before the Energy Committee meeting last night I had a few minutes, so I listened in on a rehearsal for the Gazebo Players of Medfield’s upcoming performance of Julius Caesar, coming July 18 & 19.
Zullo Gallery is doing its Thursday evening dinner tonight, and MEMO its concert. Great time of year.
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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!