Cultural Council Award Receptions

Awards Receptions with links to pictures

June 17, 2009:  at Danforth Museum of Art 
April 28, 2010:  at Memorial Building Blumer Room 
May 9, 2011:  at Performing Arts Center of Metrowest 
May 7, 2012:  at Amazing Things Arts Center 
May 6, 2013:  at Amazing Things Arts Center 
May 12, 2014:  at Amazing Things Arts Center
May 6, 2016: at Amazing Things Art Center
May 1, 2017: at Amazing Things Arts Center
April 30, 2018: at Main Library Costin Room

May 30, 2019: at Main Library Costin Room

2018 Student Arts Competition (description and link to pictures)

2019 Students Arts Competition (description and link to pictures)

Contributor of the Year Awards

2009: Michael Moran – Established the Amazing Things Arts Center
2010: John Steacie - START Partnership and the Downtown Renaissance Projects
2011: Robert Merusi - Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex
2012: Karen Spilka - Metrowest Tourism and Visitors Bureau
2013: Annie Murphy - Stewardship of Three Framingham Historic Buildings
2014: Ruth Winett - Leadership in Raising Funds for the new McAuliffe Branch Library
2016: Donna Wresenski - Building the Framingham High School Theatre/Drama Program
2017: Scott Greenberg - Bringing Lifelong Learning Classes to the Framingham Community
2018: Mark Contois - Outstanding Community Resource and Leader

2019: Danforth Art Museum and School Transition Team - Transition to a new facility. 

Contributor of the Year Award Recipient Descriptions and Pictures

Special Recognition Awards

2009: Rita Collins - Cultural Council Administrator Extraordinaire
2011: Jim Egan - Concerts on the Common
2011: Mary Kiely - Creative Arts Programming
2014: Bob Dodd - Devoted Library Volunteer Organizing Programs for Adults
2016: Donna Maxwell - Advocacy of the Value of the Arts in Children's Lives
2017: Maria Soma - Outstanding Support of the Cultural Council
2018: Judy Levine - Contributions as a Council Member Championing the Scholarship Program

2019: Courtney Thraen - For being passionate about civic engagement 

Special Recognition Award Descriptions and Pictures


2009: Golden Tones and Fiddler on the Roof (By Metrowest Performing Arts Center)
2010: Guys and Dolls (Framingham High School Drama Company)
2011: Jungle Book (By Metrowest Performing Arts Center)
2012: Any Thing Goes (By Metrowest Performing Arts Center)
2013: James and the Giant Peach (By Metrowest Performing Arts Center)
2014: Shrek (By Metrowest Performing Arts Center Students) and musical selections by players from the Metrowest Symphony
2016: Century Chinese Language School Musical Presentation
2017: Selection from "Into the Storm" (by the Framingham High School Percussion Ensemble)
2018: Hoops and Homework Violinists

Entertainment Pictures

Poems written after a visit to the MFA (with links to the poems)

2011: Ohad Klopman, The Red Ryder, inspired by a Sculpture to the MFA
2012: Quinn Calder, The Unfamiliar Turf -My Soul Lies On, inspired by a model of the “Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial” to the MFA
2013: Chris Hobin, Alone, inspired by the painting Old Brooklyn Bridge by Joseph Stella at the MFA
Poems by Potter Road Elementary School 5th grade students after visiting the MFA
Link to 2016 Poems / Link to 2017 Poems