First Thursday - Art, Crafts & Vegetables

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 4, 2024 at 6:15 PM

Intown Fitchburg's First Thursday Farmer's Market has moved indoors for the season, taking place inside the Fitchburg Art Museum. Local Farmers, Artists, Crafters, and Authors offered their wares surrounded by the museum's exhibits. Admission to the Fitchburg Art Museum is free as s part of  Intown Fitchburg's First Thursday.

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Topics: Community, Fitchburg Art Museum

Fitchburg State University in the Community - Fitchburg Arts Community Groundbreaking

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 2, 2023 at 3:45 AM

Fitchburg State University was honored to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony for the NewVue Communities Fitchburg Arts Community, a transformative downtown project that will convert long-vacant buildings into new artist live/work space. This groundbreaking was the culmination of endeavors by local, state, and federal elected officials in addition to grass roots community effort. 

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Topics: Community, Theater Block, Fitchburg Art Museum

Orientation Leader Training '23 - Tour of Fitchburg, MA

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 7, 2023 at 5:15 PM

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders, who are on campus preparing for orientation sessions for our newest Falcons, The Class of 2027, gathered in front of Hammond Hall for a tour of Fitchburg, MA this afternoon  with Associate Director of Student DevelopmentCommuter and Volunteer Affairs Shane Franzen acting as Tour Guide. The trip included many points of interest including the Fitchburg Abolitionist ParkFitchburg Art MuseumCogshall Park, and Rollstone Hill Quarries. Other points of interest like shopping, restaurants, and local landmarks were pointed out during the drive. The tour was capped of with ice cream at Country Pizza.

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Topics: Student Experience, Admissions, Community, Fitchburg Art Museum

Fitchburg Art Museum - Tour & Luncheon Meeting

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 18, 2022 at 3:15 PM

 Members of the Fitchburg State University Marketing & Integrated Communications department, and Director of the Crocker Center for Civic Engagement Dr. William Cortezia, visited university partner Fitchburg Art Museum this morning for an in-depth tour and luncheon meeting with Museum Director Nick Capasso, and Marketing Manager Christian Lopez. The tour included the The 86th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft, two exhibits by Fitchburg State University alums Bridie Wolejko and Betsy Sawyer. Sawyer's exhibit entitled Big Book: Pages for Peace  & Hypnagogia: Bridie Wolejko’s Mixed Media Fantasies, the always popular Discover Egypt exhibit, and Evoking Eleanor - Eleanor Norcross 1854 – 1923 :Artist, Collector, and Museum Founder. 

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Topics: Staff, Community, Fitchburg Art Museum

First Thursday - Fitchburg Art Museum

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 6, 2022 at 2:30 PM

There was free admission to the Fitchburg Art Museum  during this past (8/4/22), and every, Intown Fitchburg First Thursday. Among exhibits that patrons were able to enjoy for free included two by Fitchburg State University alums Bridie Wolejko and Betsy Sawyer. Sawyer's exhibit entitled Big Book: Pages for Peace is the largest book in the world dedicated to the topic of peace. It is the product of a 12-year project begun in 2004 by middle school students from the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District and Sawyer, their dynamic teacher. Hypnagogia: Bridie Wolejko’s Mixed Media Fantasies are hand-crafted mixed-media collages and objects that create dream-like images, informed by her interests in myth, magic, horror, popular culture, surrealism, architecture, and nature.

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Topics: Community, Alumni, Fitchburg Art Museum