Art and Community in Stoneham
Enjoy a special exhibit curated in conjunction with Popcorn Falls, the newest show at the Greater Boston Stage Co, where townspeople use art to help save the town by “putting on a show.”
To honor this we’ve created a show reflecting both the history of fine arts and performances in Stoneham, and also showcasing cases of art and community in Stoneham.
These include the reopening of the Stone Zoo, moving the Sweetser House in 1999, and the creation of the Stoneham Theatre/Greater Boston Stage Company in 2000.
In the 1990s, the Friends to ReOpen Stone Zoo used art in their attempts to save the zoo. Images of everyone’s favorite polar bear – Major – adorned a host of cards, posters, t-shirts, bumper stickers and more – in their attempts to fundraise and raise awareness of the plight of the Zoo, which was closed in 1991 due to state budget cuts.
The exhibit is open in the gallery room at the Greater Boston Stage Co at 395 Main Street while the Box Office is open each day during the run of Popcorn Falls (Sept 16th – October 2).
The exhibit is sponsored by the Greater Boston Stage Co, and funds from a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant from Mass Humanities.