MILFORD - The Milford Cultural Council Public Art Subcommittee (MCCPAS) in partnership with the Milford Parks Department (MPD) and the Milford Highway Department (MHD) is excited to announce their first public art initiative, BRUSH TO TABLE-Picnic Table Project. (B2T)
All information including application and sponsorship criteria for BRUSH TO TABLE-Picnic Table Project can be found on the Milford Cultural Council website: https://www.milfordma.gov/milford-cultural-council
Ten picnic tables are being purchased to be creatively painted by local artists. The completed tables will be installed at varying public locations around Milford including, but not limited to: Garden of Hope at Fino Field, natural area at the corner of Dilla Street and Sumner Street, Rosenfeld Park, Plains Park & the fields at Milford High School.
B2T welcomes participation by local artists and art students to submit designs and paint the tables, as well as by local businesses and groups to sponsor each table. Artists and sponsors will be recognized on a metal plaque that will be installed on each table upon completion.
Each artist is welcome to submit more than one design proposal. Applications will be reviewed by the MCCPAS based on feasibility, originality, innovation and adherence to design criteria.
Community groups, service clubs, businesses, schools, churches, residents, artists, and other community groups and/or organizations are eligible to sponsor tables. Sponsors may choose an artist to work with on a design proposal or they may select an approved design from a portfolio provided by the MCC. Potential sponsors are welcome to support more than one table design.
Sponsors agree to pay the artist a stipend in the range of $250 to $500 for their supplies and work. This stipend is to be negotiated and decided upon by the artist and sponsor.
Applicants (artists and sponsors) need to mail, email, or deliver to Milford Town Hall a completed proposal no later than April 16, 2021.
US Mail: Milford Town Hall Attn: Milford Cultural Council, 52 Main St. Milford, MA 01757
Deliver: Drop boxes will be located outside of Milford Town Hall
The MCC will notify winning artists by April 26, 2021. The completed tables will be placed in Plains Park in mid-July for the initial reveal and will be moved to their permanent locations the following week.
MCC seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences to foster a rich cultural experience for all Milford residents.
The current members of the MCC are: Geri Eddins-Chairperson, Bryan Cole-Vice Chairperson, Martin Montoya-Treasurer, Nicole Romiglio-Secretary, Molly Auger, Gary Bonetti, James Buckley, Sandra Buckley, Christine Daddario, Vincent Kiejzo, Jenny Lyons, Patricia Solomon & Michael Visconti.
The Council welcomes ideas, recommendations and any and all feedback in regards to programs and events to be sponsored by The Council. Interested Milford residents are encouraged to attend meetings which are held every third Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM via ZOOM.