Wednesday, January 30, 2013
This Dedham treasure was donated to the town by Dedham Shines.
"Leroy" was the rabbit statue made for the Dedham Shines Public Art Project. There was an auction that was held at the Dedham First Church and Dedham Shines donated the statue for public display. The public space is still being determined.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Mother Brook Arts and Community Center recognizes all of the hard work and effort that was done by Dedham Shines.
Dear Editor: MBACC would like to recognize Dedham Shine's extraordinary efforts to promote the arts in Dedham. The recent Dedham Public Art Project captured the hearts, mind and spirit of Dedham - and countless other in New England and around the country - who learned the story of the "crouching rabbit" as the featured icon in Dedham's acclaimed Dedham Pottery, which made a significant contribution to the arts and crafts movement. Beyond the symbolic statement, and spotlight it gave to the hugely talented artists in our community, one will never be able to calculate the love and joy this public art project generated among children, families and visitors who fell in love with these extraordinary pieces of art. The entire board of …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The bunnies will be auctioned off to raise money for community and arts programs.
The Dedham Public Art Project renewed its call Monday for bunny sponsors as artists ready their tools to paint more than a dozen fiberglass statues. The bunny will be auctioned off in the fall, with one bronze-casted bunny to be put on public display. Money raised through the project will help fund community and arts programs throughout Dedham.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
More than two dozen groups came together to share experiences and drive engagement.
For the first time, 28 non-profit, Dedham-based groups came together Monday night at the Endicott Estate to connect and discuss how they can help each other. Organized by the recently formed Dedham Shines, the evening brought together long-standing pillars like the Dedham Historical Society with newer organizations like the Dedham Public Art Project, formed just months ago. There were small groups like 4Cs for Kids and the John Thomas and Special Friends Fund to the much larger Dedham Square Circle and the Dedham Public Library. "Our organization, that's our mission, to get community engaged," said Jennifer Barsamian, co-founder of Dedham Shines. With several neighborhood-oriented groups like the Mother Brook Community Group, Oakdale …