The Milford Cultural Council (MCC) reminds local artists, art students, and creatives that the last day to submit designs for this year’s Brush to Table Picnic Table Project is midnight on Friday, April 15. The council is also seeking one additional financial sponsor. The deadline is the same for financial sponsors.
The council is seeking design proposals for three picnic tables to be creatively painted in a patriotic theme by local artists and installed in a location on the Upper Charles Trail by the Italian-American Veterans Hall in Milford. The tables are being constructed by students in the Milford High School Building Trades Department.
Artists and sponsors will be recognized on a metal plaque that will be installed on each table upon completion. The artists and sponsors will also be recognized in an online portfolio of all designs.
Each artist is welcome to submit more than one design proposal. Designs will be reviewed by the MCC Public Art Subcommittee 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.
Applicants (artists and sponsors) need to mail, email, or deliver to Milford Town Hall a completed proposal no later than midnight on Friday, April 15, 2022.
Detailed information for artists and sponsors, including the sponsorship form and design entry form, can be downloaded from the town website. Go to MilfordMa.gov/milford-cultural-council and click “Milford Cultural Council Brush to Table Call to Artists and Sponsors” in the left menu panel.
The MCC will notify winning artists and sponsors by April 25, 2022.
Questions about this project can be emailed to email@example.com.
To see a map and portfolio of the Brush to Table designs completed in 2021, go to MilfordMa.gov/milford-cultural-council and click “Brush to Table Map and Portfolio of Tables” in the left menu panel.
The Brush to Table Picnic Table Project is the first phase in the council’s multi-phase public art initiative planned for 2022, Art in the Parks, being conducted in partnership with the Milford Parks Department and Highway Department.
The 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. Current members include: Geri Eddins, Chairperson; Sandra Buckley, Vice Chairperson; Martin Montoya, Treasurer; Nicole Romiglio, Secretary; C.C. Chapman; Jenny Lyons; Aboighasem Moazeni; Noressa Santomenna; Patricia Solomon; Michael Visconti; and Sara Vono-Caires. Any resident who is interested in joining the council is invited to complete a talent bank application (available on the town website) and return it to the Town Administrator’s office.
The MCC welcomes ideas, recommendations, and feedback regarding programs and events funded or sponsored by the council. Interested Milford residents are encouraged to attend meetings, which are held every third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. typically in Room 14 of Town Hall. Comments and requests for information can be emailed to the council at CulturalCouncil@TownofMilford.com.