In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.
These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.
In today's edition - Monday, September 12 - the Worcester Art Museum is presenting a new exhibit of 50 Japanese prints this fall, the 2022 Low Plate Lottery is Tuesday, the City of Worcester partners with AIDS Project Worcester for vaccine clinics, Worcester Arts Council FY23 grant applications are now open and there's a screening this month of "Recovery City" at Anna Maria College.
Starting Nov. 26, the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) will present "The Floating World: Japanese Prints from the Bancroft Collection," an exhibition of 50 Japanese prints from WAM's collection.
Forty-eight of the prints will be displayed for the first time. The exhibit will be on view through March 5, 2023.
The exhibition explores Japanese art through the lens of John Chandler Bancroft (1835-1901), one of the earliest and most significant collectors of Japanese prints in the United States.
Bancroft’s collection of over 3,700 Japanese woodblock prints was bequeathed to WAM in 1901 and is considered the Museum’s first major collection.
:The Floating World" will feature works ranging in size, material, date, and subject matter, including works by renowned artists like Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, and Utagawa Kunisada. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Rachel Parikh, Associate Curator of the Arts of Asia and the Islamic World and Fiona Collins, Curatorial Assistant of Asian Art.
The Registry of Motor Vehicles will host the 2022 Low Plate Lottery drawing on Tuesday, Sept. 13 during a virtual event which will begin at 10 AM.
The drawing will be livestreamed here.
This year, a record number of applications were submitted online: 21,663 applications were submitted for 196 available low number plates. Some of this year’s low plates are F7, 36, 78K, X44, 1S, and 6666.
The complete list of available plates is online at Mass.Gov/RMV. The deadline for submitting an application was on Sept. 2.
Every Monday and Friday, COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinics will take place at AIDS Project Worcester at 165 Southbridge St. from 9 AM to 5 PM.
The new clinics will replace APW’s previously scheduled vaccine appointment windows on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The City of Worcester's Division of Public Health has provided temporary staffing to expand APW’s capacity to deliver monkeypox vaccines. Appointments can be made by eligible individuals at aidsprojectworcester.org/monkeypox-and-vaccines or by calling 508-755-3773 x113.
The Worcester Arts Council's FY23 grant applications are open.
For updated grant guidelines and links to grant and fellowship applications, click here. The deadline to apply is Oct. 17, 2022.
WAC is hosting two virtual grant workshops for anyone that may have questions or assistance with their grant application. The workshops are being held on Sept. 14 and Oct. 5. To register, click here.
“Recovery City,” a film focusing on women in recovery in Worcester, will be screened on Sept. 22 at Anna Maria College.
The film follows four women in various stages of recovery telling their stories in overlapping first-person narratives.
A rough cut of the first hour of the film will be followed by a Q&A session with director and producer Lisa Oliveri, an addiction specialist and the women of Recovery City. This screening is also a fundraiser and designed so that the audience can provide written feedback after the film.
To watch the trailer, click here: Recovery City Trailer.
To register for tickets, click here: https://annamaria.formstack.com/forms/recovery_city
The screening is being held at Anna Maria's Zecco Auditorium on Sept. 22 from 4 PM to 5 PM, followed by the Q&A.