Renewal is an instance of resuming an activity or state after an interruption and the repair of something that is worn out, run-down, or broken.
After more than a year of coping with the pandemic and intermittent shut-ins, we are beginning to reach out to friends and family and to resume some of our daily activities with greater protection and safety, as vaccines become available and the number of Covid cases decline. As spring flowers begin to blossom and the weather beckons us outdoors again, our emotional, creative, and spiritual energies can be renewed as well.
We invite all artists to submit 2D and 3D artworks that speak to the theme of “Renewal” for our spring juried exhibit. All information is also available on the W Gallery website
Jury: The entries will be juried by a committee made up of Arts Wayland member-artists.
Artwork: All 2D and 3D artwork (except video) may be submitted. Each artist can submit up to 3 works. For 2D works, the maximum size is a 216” perimeter, including the frame. Submitted artworks must be recent (within the past five years). All work must be available for sale; the gallery retains a 20% commission.
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Entry submission fees (entry does not guarantee acceptance):
- For Arts Wayland members: $15 for one image, $20 for two images, $25 for three images.
- For non-members: $25 for one image, $30 for two images, $35 for three images.
- 1st Place – $200
- 2nd Place – $100
- 3rd Place – $50
Awards will be announced at a virtual reception, on a date TBD.
- Exhibit Dates: June 1-26 (both in The W Gallery and on the website).
- Submission deadline: May 1.
- Notification of acceptance: May 15 (via email).
- Artwork drop-off (at The W Gallery): May 29 (1-5 PM) and May 30 (11 AM-5 PM).
- Artwork pick-up (at The W Gallery): June 27 (11-5 PM).
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Join Ms. Carly for a live online storytime.
The event will take place on the Wayland Library Facebook Page.
Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.
For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers.
Whether you are a novice or experienced knitter, join us on Zoom as we stitch together a community of knitters. Knit your own projects, or help us knit mittens, scarves, hats and other winter essentials for children who need them. The Knitting Connection in Medford has been collecting and donating knitted goods for many years. We can provide you with donated yarn and needles, and we can collect your knitted goods and make sure they get to a child who needs them. Sign up by contacting the COA at 508-358-2990 or email@example.com. And let us know if you’d like a Knit Kit with yarn, needles, and patterns. We will arrange for delivery.
Join Ms. Carly for a storytime that centers social justice issues! This family friendly storytime will feature books, songs, and flannel boards that offer children and caregivers tools for meaningfully engaging with topics like anti-racism, LGBTQ+ rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement. This Social Justice Storytime is especially appropriate for children ages 3-7 and their caregivers.
This storytime will take place online over Zoom. Please register here to receive the Zoom info. Registration for this program closes at 3:00pm on the day of the program.
Questions? Email Carly Moniz at firstname.lastname@example.org
This month we will be talking about The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth ed. by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson.
For 8th graders and up. Please register here for the zoom link.
Questions? Please contact Youth Services Pam McCuen at email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 28, 1-2pm, outdoors at the Town Building. We’ve been collecting gently used jigsaw puzzles all month long. Now it’s time for all you puzzlers out there to come by and choose some puzzles from our large collection. They will be on tables outside the Town Building, alongside the soccer field. Please wear a face mask and keep socially distanced. Rain date: Thursday, April 29, 1-2pm. Sponsored by the Council on Aging, open to all.
Dungeons and Dragons Club: Session Two
We continue our campaign. The DM is Wayland High School Freshman Davis Gruber. Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen will be hosting the event on zoom. For ages 13 and up. If you are interested in joining for future campaigns or learning more about this program, please contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amber Hewett is the National Wildlife Federation’s Campaigns Director for Offshore Wind Energy and the newly appointed co-chair of the Mass. Offshore Wind Committee. Join MetroWest Climate Solutions for a discussion with Hewett on the future of offshore wind for New England on April 28 at 7 p.m. To register, click here.
Hewlett’s presentation will discuss:
- Legislative developments for offshore wind in Massachusetts and surrounding states;
- New hope for Vineyard Wind in Nantucket Sound: fewer turbines, a new configuration, and the project’s possibilities for approval at the Board of Ocean Energy Management;
- Offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine including the latest updates on projected developments;
- Why all of us who live in New England should support offshore wind as one of the main ways to decarbonize our region and economy.
The Zoom-based presentation will be followed by a Q&A, moderated by Rev. Jeff Barz-Snell of First Parish Church in Weston. Barz-Snell has been active in a variety of interfaith environmental and lobbying initiatives on the state and federal level.
Amber Hewett was raised in Newburyport. Her passion for sailing and her intrinsic love of the sea drive her to help realize effective climate policy that protects and celebrates our natural resources. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Earth Systems. After earning her degrees, she moved to Washington, D.C. to begin her career with the National Wildlife Federation, where she has been working as a clean energy advocate for 8 years.
MetroWest Climate Solutions is a growing partnership between First Parish in Wayland, First Parish Church in Weston, First Parish in Lincoln, the Congregational Church of Weston, and other communities and individuals. Our mission is to share strategies for moving towards a low- and no-carbon-based society and economy and to suggest activities that enable individuals to help bring about solutions. For more information, visit: www.metrowestclimatesolutions.org.
Full 2021 Schedule:
All 2021 events will be presented virtually via Zoom webinar, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, and are free and open to the public. Registration for all events is open now on the Museum’s website at http://bit.ly/DMSpeakerSeries.
Five events are scheduled, with a sixth event still to be announced:
- Wednesday, January 27, “Talking to Kids about Race and Racism: A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum,” with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, moderated by Tiziana Dearing, host of WBUR’s Radio Boston.
- Thursday, March 18, “Grandparenting a Child with Autism,” with Charlie Washburn, retired Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Very Special Arts (now called Open Door Arts) and grandparent of a child with autism, and Donna Danielewski, Senior Director of the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH and grandmother of a child with autism.
- Wednesday, April 28, “The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence,” with Jessica Lahey, New York Times best-selling author.
- Tuesday, June 1, “Addressing Bias in Children’s Literature,” with Grace Lin, New York Times best-selling author and illustrator.
- Thursday, October 21, “An Empowered Life for Children with Disabilities,” with Sara Minkara, Founder, Empowerment Through Integration
These free and open-to-the-public events are made possible by Lead sponsor Foundation for MetroWest, and Investor sponsor Enterprise Bank. Thank you.
About Discovery Museum. Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together. The museum and its Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature playscape and 550sf treehouse blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus abutting 180 acres of conservation land in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. Originally founded in 1982 and expanded to two museums in 1987, the museum reopened in a single, 16,000sf accessible building after a complete renovation and expansion in early 2018. Hands-on, open-ended exhibits developed by professional educators inspire curiosity and exploration, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and adults to discover their world together. Serving families and schools from towns throughout the region, the museum is devoted to informal education that enhances classroom learning. Discovery Museum is committed to accessibility, and is a proud recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award, the only winner in the Access category, and a 2018 LEAD® Community Asset Award from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For more information please visit www.discoveryacton.org. Discovery Museum is a community-supported non-profit organization.
Discovery Museum programming is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.