STERLING — Contacting all area artists.
“Art in the Park” is coming to the town common and Memorial Park Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The inspiration for Artwork in the Park was to bring the artists of this wonderful local community collectively to meet up with the Sterling neighborhood in an uplifting function,” Sterling Cultural Council Chair Rosanne Mapp claimed. “It has been my aspiration to provide an ‘Art in the Park’ occasion to the city of Sterling. Regretably, COVID acquired in the way past yr.”
Artwork in the Park will welcome and showcase all artists of any age.
“We hope to motivate not only Sterling artists but encompassing cities to be part of this venture,” Mapp said, adding that they will have desk areas for lease.
Mapp has been a member of the Cultural Council for five years, two as chair. The other customers include treasurer Peg Spaulding, secretary Patricia Ward, artist Diane Pederson, who developed all the artwork for “Art in the Park” and the “Nature Contest,” Beth Stephenson, whom Mapp said, “has been our liaison on many goods,” and Judy Doherty, coordinator for the “Nature Lovers” contest.
“What a amazing team to work with to build this party,” Mapp claimed.
Mapp stated they all attempt to uphold the mission of the council: To advertise excellence, inclusion, education and range in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a prosperous cultural existence for all Massachusetts citizens and contributes to the vitality of our communities and overall economy. The council pursues this mission via a extensive array of grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, companies, and schools. “Where Artwork & Culture satisfy the Neighborhood.”
Submissions are shut for the Sterling Cultural Council-sponsored “Nature Lovers” art contest and exhibit for students grades pre-K by 12. First, next, and 3rd spot prizes for that contest will be awarded for visual arts, general performance, and penned creations that celebrate the earth or discuss to local climate improve for the duration of Art in the Park.
“We are looking forward to observing what the young artists of Sterling present,” reported Mapp.
Sterling Cultural Council has sponsored several local functions and packages for public enjoyment for yrs, Mapp explained. Some of the grant and funding recipients contain the Sterling Recreation Department’s well-known summer months live performance sequence, Sterling Group Theatre, and Conant Public Library, Sterling Senior Center, and Sterling Historical Culture events, to identify a few. As these types of, the council users experience the artwork contest and celebration “will be an avenue to even further introduce the Cultural Council to these who have not listened to of it,” she reported.
Anybody can utilize for a grant by means of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Sterling Cultural Council. The software deadline is ordinarily Oct. 15.
“The city of Sterling also contributes to this funding,” Mapp reported. “We are grateful.”
For more information and facts on “Art in the Park” and an software, email ccofSterl[email protected] and observe Sterling, MA Cultural Council on Fb.