Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The center is scheduling tour for artists in the area who wish to rent out space.
The Mother Brook Arts and Community Center doesn't plan on opening its doors at the old Avery School until March, but they are already offering tours for local artists who wish to rent out studio space. According to The Boston Globe, the center will be open to artists on Friday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 3 to 7 p.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. If you would like to receive more information on the tours, contact Sarah Blum at email@example.com.
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, November 14, 2012
Dedham received $20,000 and one of the projects the town will invest in is the opening of the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) announced that Dedham is one of seven towns to receive $200,000 from the ArtistLink Grant to support artists. Dedham will receive $20,000 from the grant. "The people in Dedham will benefit from the work that [the town is] doing," Anita Walker, Executive Director of MCC said. "It's a fact that this is a community that pulled everything together. These are people who know the needs of the community." The Board of Selectmen are most excited about the creation of a high-end art studio and community center for Dedham, the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center. "We worked with the community to work with what is desired. And happily what is desired is an arts and community center and inter-generational…
Monday, May 21, 2012
The Board of Selectmen now will draft a request for proposal.
After more than 30 minutes of debate, Dedham Town Meeting members voted by voice vote to give authority to the Board of Selectmen to enter into a lease agreement for the former Avery Elementary School. Selectmen now will look to draft a request for proposal, likely for an arts and community center. The non-profit group Mother Brook Arts and Community Center is the only entity to show interest. Proponents of the article, seen by some Town Meeting members as a referendum on an arts center, said it filled a desire in the town, worked to revitalize East Dedham and would re-occupy the vacant school building quicker than any other project. "This is a great position to be in because this body, a few years ago, voted to believe and reinvest in …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Mother Brook Arts and Community Center is full-steam ahead, but a couple things could derail the project.
In the grand scheme of development projects, what members of the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center are trying to do is like an Olympic-speed 100-yard dash. Kids moved out of the former Avery Elementary School on April 23, and MBACC leaders want artists painting, sculpting and teaching by September. "This is something that could be so unique to Dedham and be so unique to [East Dedham] - part of the efforts we are involved in to revitalize this area," said Joe Heisler, a supporter of the project and Mother Brook Community Group member. MBACC, formed in early February as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is busy raising funds and in search of volunteers to move the project forward. Moving the arts center forward at such a quick pace would fulfill …