changing of the bard | evening of poetry & performance wednesday, june 24
Presented by Friends of the Library and ArtsBrookline.
Jan Schreiber, Brookline's second poet laureate, was joined by Brookline’s first poet laureate, Judith Steinbergh, and national poetry slam champion, Regie Gibson, for an entertaining free evening of poetry and performance. in Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library,
Thank you to all participants in this year's event. photos can be seen here.
2015 Grantee Reception for this year's grant awardees in Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library.
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poet laureate news
Jan schreiber named brookline pOet laureate
Thank you to Friends of the Brookline Library, Century Bank and Bay State Federal Savings Foundation for their support of the poet laureate program.
Jan Schreiber succeeds the town’s inaugural laureate, Judith Steinbergh, whose term ends on March 31. The Brookline Poet Laureate Program, established by the Board of Selectmen in 2012, seeks to enhance Brookline’s cultural life, promote awareness and appreciation of poetry and the literary arts, and connect members of the community through poetry.
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BCA holds breakfast reception for town hall employees
The BCA held a breakfast reception on Friday morning, March 20, to meet town hall employees and give them a guided tour of the current exhibits up on the walls of town hall.
Joe McGonegal, (BCA co-chair) Jack Curtis, Susan Mulsky and Kat Zavadskaya were four of the commissioners on hand to greet Brookline town hall employees on Friday morning (3/20), offering guided tours of the current THW exhibits (see below).
Jeremy Kindall's "Storyville" at Putterham
Jeremy Kindall's sculpture, Storyville, was installed at Putterham in June, 2014, in honor of former Putterham Branch Librarian Barbara Warner.
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Arts brookline 2015
ArtsBrookline - a season of arts is over for 2015. Planning is already underway for 2016. Anyone interested in participating in planning should contact Gillian Jackson, email@example.com
The 2015 calendar contained over 120 arts events that happened in and around Brookline during the months of April, May and June - visual arts, literary, lectures/workshops, music (classical/opera/experimental/folk/gospel), theater, dance, film, puppetry and so much more….
The Before I Die Wall, a global public art project, was installed in Coolidge Corner, next to Eureka Puzzles, from May 28-June 30. Click here for background info. Hopefully you were able to stop by to add your "before I die" aspiration..
Images of all the completed boards can be found HERE
Artist Percy Fortini-Wright is currently adorning the footbridge over Rt 9 in Brookline Village, for the final event of ArtsBrookline. He will be completing this work during the month of August.
TOWN HALL WALLS - CURRENT EXHIBIT