Monday, August 31, 2009

Downtown This Week 08/31/2009 - 09/08/2009
The Big Dog Show!  Award-winning metal sculptor Dale Rogers launched this traveling exhibit of his unique 8-foot high by 10-foot long American Dog sculptures. This exhibition has been on display throughout Massachusetts and is now coming to Lowell! Residents and visitors will encounter a gathering of 20 compelling, larger-than-life 'American Dog' sculptures that are accessible to everyone. "Historically, dogs have made positive and lasting impressions with people, I hope the American Dog sculptures and The Big Dog Show will do the same," says Rogers of his exhibition. New England's largest solo sculpture exhibit represents more than two years of planning and creation. 
September. 9 - 16, Kerouac Park.  The artist will be present from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.   For more information visit
In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Museum & Gallery News
Got Tickets?
Business News
Retail & Restaurant News 
Olé Restaurant & Tapas Bar, 76 Merrimack Street:  Home of the BEST SANGRIA in the Merrimack Valley.  Open Wednesday - Saturday at 4:00 PM, Live Entertainment Every Weekend.  For more information visit
Garcia Brogan's Cantina, Pub & Restaurant, 131 Middlesex Street: For fine Mexican and Irish Cuisine.  For more information call 978-446-0005 or visit   

C'est , 177 Merrimack Street: "How to Taste Wine" Class, September 16.  Would you like to know more about wine but don t know the first thing about it? Have you ever wandered into a wine shop and become confused by a bewildering array of wines and didn't know where to begin? What is all that swirling and sniffing about anyway?  For more information visit

Centro Restaurant & Bar, 24 Market Street: 3 Course Lunch for only $9.50.  Call (978) 453-4630 for information on this week's special.  Available Wednesday-Friday, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM.  
Cobblestones Restaurant: 91 Dutton Street: is proudly a part of Share Our Strength Help End Childhood Hunger in America
September 20th-26th.   HAPPY HOUR, Monday - Friday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Drink & Appetizer Specials.  For more information visit
Sports & Events 
The Ninth Annual Lowell Open Studios, Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  For more information visit
Sixth Annual New England Culture Fest: September 12, 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM.   An exciting fusion of film, fashion, world culture, and advocacy for a better world; , Middle Street, downtown Lowell; Street); interactive Ethical Art & Biz Expo featuring live art creations; Fashionably Fair Runway Show; applications now being accepted for exhibitors, artists, sponsors and volunteers.  For more information visit
Thursday , September 10, 2009  -  7 :00 PM.  Brazilian Film Screening: "Carlota Joaquina: Princesa do Brasil" (Carlota Joaquina: Princess of Brazil) Directed by Carla Carmurati, with Marieta Severo and Marco Nanini, Tabocas Steak House, 26 Andover Street.  This event is offered in conjunction with the 14th Brazilian Independence Day Festival in Massachusetts.
Lowell Farmers Market, JFK Plaza at Lowell City Hall: Every Friday through mid October from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Except Folk Festival weekend).  Purchase fresh Massachusetts grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants, cut flowers and much much more.
Lowell Spinners:   Playoff Tickets on sale now!  Tentatively for September 8.   For more information visit
The Lowell National Historical Park, and the Lowell Festival Foundation  annual Summer Music Series continues at Boarding House Park. The 20th Season starts with concerts that continue through September 18. The Summer Music Series comprises of folk, classic, roots, world music and the best in blues. For more information visit 
30th Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contests, Saturday, September 12 from Noon-6:00 PM.  Over 75 contestants compete for prizes in such categories as Bluegrass, Dixieland, Old Time and Mountain fiddling and Ethnic Dance tunes from countries all over the world. This event is free of charge (donations are welcome) and is a full day of music, food and family fun.
The Pollard Memorial Library:  Join Sulinha Boucher on Saturday, September 19 at 10:30 AM for a Tiny Tots concert at the Pollard. These concerts are aimed at children ages three and younger.  Big brothers and sisters are always welcome. Join us for a musical morning of singing, dancing and having fun!  
Admission is free, however tickets are required. Please visit Pollard Memorial Library beginning August 28 to pick up your free concert tickets. For more information, visit or call 978-970-4122.
Lowell Devils:  Want to enjoy all the family fun & excitement of the Lowell Devils, but can't make it to every game? Flex Packs are the perfect ticket package for schedule-conscious fans who want to commit to the Devils, but not a rigid 40-game schedule.
Flex Packs are books of ticket vouchers that come in denominations of 40 or 10 and can be redeemed for best available seating at any Devils regular season home game. Instead of receiving one ticket to each game, Flex Pack holders have 10 or 40 vouchers for the whole season and the flexibility to use those vouchers however they wish. Full Season Flex Pack holders can redeem them for one seat at 40 games, 40 seats at one game, or anywhere in between!      For more information visit
Save the Date!  The 2nd Annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Thursday, October 15 - Sunday, October 18, 2009
The 2nd Annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival comes to the City of Lowell in celebration of our state's rich poetic heritage. Following the success of the 2008 Festival, this year's event has expanded to include poetry programs in Amherst, Boston, Cambridge, Fall River, Salem, the Berkshires, and Worcester County, all in addition to the exciting events taking place in downtown Lowell. All programs are FREE and open to the public. Highlights include: 1) over 30 different poetry readings, workshops, discussions, and dance & music performances by renowned regional poets and poetry groups; 2) headline readings with Robert Pinsky, Louise Glück, Anne Waldman, and Afaa Weaver; 3) a Small Press Fair featuring 25 small presses and journals from across New England; 4) a late-night poetry slam competition with teams from New York City and Boston; and 5) a 2-day Youth Poetry Exploration Program welcoming over 200 high school students from 15 area schools for poetry reading and writing workshops, a reading competition, and a Poetry Out Loud performance. Visit for complete information and event registration.
Museum & Gallery News 
American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton St.  What Followed Me Home: Collecting Antique Quilts, Fabrics, and Tools.   What Followed Me Home runs through October 4 and Threads runs through October 25. Both are free with paid admission to the Museum. For more information, visit
The Loading Dock Gallery:  Nudes of the World 1999-2009,  John Greenwald, September 2 - September 27.  Reception for the Artist, Friday,  September 4 from  6:00 PM -9:00 PM.  For more information visit
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street: The gallery reopens September 1 with an installation/performance, Life is Art is Life is Art is Life is by Claire Elizabeth Barratt and Patrick Pierce For more information visit   
The Brush Art Gallery & Studio, 256 Market Street: August 5 - September 19, ART QUILTS LOWELL 2009 .   For more information please visit 
Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street:  Drawings & paintings by Arshile Gorky, Mina Boehm Metzger Collection.  Preview Party: Sunday, September 13 at 6:00 PM, $50 admission / $35 members.  Exhibit Opens: Wednesday, September 16 at 11:00 AM.  Reception: Saturday, September 19 from  2:00 - 4:00 PM.  For more information visit  
Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue: Open Studios -First Saturday of every month, noon to 5:00 PM - Western Avenue Studios opens its doors to the public. Come browse the latest works by our artists!  For more information isit
The New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street:   Red Sox Quilt Auction to Begin September 15 on eBay. The New England Quilt Museum is pleased to announce the auction on eBay of a unique work of quilt art and sports memorabilia created for the museum. A quilt containing a center panel signed by 24 members of the 2009 Red Sox--23 players from the 2009 Red Sox team, including Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, J.D. Drew, and Josh Beckett, as well as President and CEO Larry Lucchino, will be auctioned on eBay starting September 15. The panel was generously donated by the Red Sox Foundation in response to a request by the museum. The autographed fabric was then made into a quilt by nationally-renowned quilt artist Rosemary Bawn, who is known nationwide for her pictorial Red Sox works.  For more information visit a
Got Tickets? 
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Tickets are currently available for  Sonu Nigham, Sunidhi Chauhan & Hard Kaur, October 7,  Newsboys with special guests Seventh Day Slumber and Bread of Stone, October 9  and Foreigner,  October 17.  For other shows and tickets please visit

Merrimack Repertory TheatreFlings & Eros, WORLD PREMIERE! 9/10/2009 - 10/4/2009.   Four men party at their own club of skills and muse of love in this creative retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. When those four men are the internationally renowned Flying Karamazov Brothers, the evening is guaranteed to be one that resounds with music, antic dance, emotion, hilarity, unexpected twists and, of course, world-class juggling.  For more information visit   
Tsongas Arena: Tickets currently available for Superstar DJ - Tiësto, Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 PM and the World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions, Friday, November 6 at 7:30 PM.   For more information visit
 Business News
Calling all retailers, restaurant owners and storefront businesses in Lowell. Our popular and Successful Best Retail Practices program is back with its FREE workshop, 1-on-1 advice, and grants. The Free workshop will be offered Tuesday, September 22from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Federal Morse Building, 50 East Merrimack Street. Call to sign up today 978-446-7200 or  register via email at                                     . 
Young Professionals of Greater Lowell:    
Fourth Annual Business Leadership Forum, Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 PM, Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Speakers include  Jeff Taylor (Founder and Former CEO of and Founder and CEO of and Patrick Kuhse (International Speaker and Business Ethics Consultant).
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Lowell Cultural Council Grants - Apply Now! Deadline: October 15

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Please join us to find out what our granting guidelines are for 2010 and how to apply for grant money for your arts and interpretive sciences programs in the New Year. Lowell's allocation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council will be $48,100 this year and the granting process is sure to be competitive. Deadline for Application: October 15, 2009


Click here to view guidelines and application forms


LCC Open Meeting
Thurs., Sept, 3, 6:30-8:00

Hear the grant guideline and priorities for FY10 and see if your project fits the LCC goals.

Lowell City Hall
375 Merrimack Street
Mayor's Reception Room, 2nd Floor


Grant Writing Workshop
Mon., Sept, 28, 6:30-8:00

Get your grant questions answered and gain insight into the evaluation process.

Lowell City Hall
375 Merrimack Street
Mayor's Reception Room, 2nd Floor

All grant applications must be postmarked by Oct, 15, 2009. For more information, please contact Julia Gavin at or 978-674-1482.


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell

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"I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope . . . and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities." -- Dr. Seuss

Moonstones of Chelmsford

Nudes of the World

Film Shorts from the Hinterland Film Festival
LCC meeting

The Big Dog Show

Artist Toolbox Program Start Sept.
Studio Fall Monoprint Workshop

Culture Fest Returns

Brahms and His Circle

Lowell Poetry Network

Clothing Quilts

American Textile History Museum Presents...

Upcoming at the 119 Gallery

Portrait Workshop at Lesley University

Orchestra Seeks Kerouac-Themed Photos

Dark Star Orchestra

Jazz in the City

Teachers Immersed In Lowell National Historical Park Resources
Calls to Artists

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A Hello Stiletto Shoe Party!

Hello Stiletto is A FREE social club for individuals who love shoes. Call your friends & put on your most fabulous pair of shoes & join fellow shoe enthusiasts for a night of socializing & strutting. You'll of course be invited to catwalk the Hello Stiletto pink carpet. You can compete for the evening's title of "Best in Shoe!" (Prizes will be awarded). There will be a cash bar for cocktails and complimentary appetizers. Moonstones on 110 in Chelmsford

Thurs, Aug. 27th at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nudes of the World

Nudes of the World celebrate the 40-year career of figure painter John Greenwald. He works with acrylics, watercolor, gouache on paper and wood panels. A special feature of this solo show will be Greenwald's accordion-fold books filed with multiple paintings of nudes. Nudes of the World will be in The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue, 2nd floor of the A-Mill. A reception for the artist will be held Fri., Sept. 4, 6pm - 9pm. Gallery hours are Wed. through Sun., 11 am - 4:30 pm

For information about the exhibit see or call Maxine Farkas at 978 349-8069.

Wed., Sept. 2 - 27

Film Shorts from the Hinterland Film Festival

The Lowell Film Collaborative and Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) present the next film event of their "Cinema at Studio A" Summer Independent Film Series!

Shorts from the Hinterland Film Festival
Conceived by Sara Blaylock and Brian Baldi, the Hinterland Film Festival premiered at the Montague Book Mill in Northampton, MA, this past spring. The Lowell Film Collaborative has selected their favorite film shorts from this event and have compiled them into a fabulous program in tribute to the Hinterland Fest. Come see a variety of amazing film shorts that include animation, live action, claymation, and other mediums!

For more information on this event and upcoming screenings in downtown Lowell, visit

Thurs., Sept. 3, 7pm, Lowell Telecommunications Corporation "Studio A", 246 Market Street, Lowell. Suggested donation: $5

LCC meeting

The Lowell Cultural Council will hold a public meeting to review funding priorities, guidelines and application procedures in the Mayor's Reception Room, 2nd floor of City Hall.

Thurs, Sept. 3rd at 6:30pm

The Big Dog Show

Save the date! Award-winning metal sculptor Dale Rogers launched this traveling exhibit of his unique 8-foot high by 10-foot long American Dog sculptures. This exhibition has been on display throughout Massachusetts and is now coming to Lowell! Residents and visitors will encounter a gathering of 20 compelling, larger-than-life 'American Dog' sculptures that are accessible to everyone. "Historically, dogs have made positive and lasting impressions with people, I hope the American Dog sculptures and The Big Dog Show will do the same," says Rogers of his exhibition. New England's largest solo sculpture exhibit represents more than two years of planning and creation. It is part of Roger's broader vision to launch a 100-dog traveling exhibition through 8 major US cities in partnership with a growing roster of corporate and non-profit sponsors.

Sept. 9 - 16, Kerouac Park, Lowell. The artist will be present from 10am to 5pm daily.

For more information, please visit or

Artist Toolbox Program Start Sept.
Artist Toolbox Program
Artist Toolbox Program

Professional Toolbox Program (MA).The Arts & Business Council of (A&BC/Boston) works toward building a vibrant arts community in Boston by providing support services to artists and arts organizations including training, capacity building, legal services, and technical assistance.


  • Map out your career
  • Market yourself and your work
  • Organize your finances
  • Know your rights
  • Build your network

Application deadline Mon., Oct.19 (NO application fee is applied Sept.20 2009).

For more Info:

Session date: Sat., Sept. 12, 2pm

Studio Fall Monoprint Workshop
Studio Fall Monoprint
Studio Fall Monoprint

Monoprints are a cousin to painting. It is quick and fun and full of surprises. This workshop is designed for all levels of experience. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive. Conversations center around art making. Participants leave with 6 prints or more and new ideas for their paintings. $200 includes a $50 registration fee due one week prior, covers all materials but paper. Studio accommodates four artists for adequate press time, to register send checks to Kathleen Cammarata, 181 Market St. #14 Lowell, MA

Sat., Sept. 12 - 13, 9pm

Culture Fest Returns

In an exciting fusion of film, music, fashion, world culture, and fair trade advocacy, The Sixth Annual New England Culture Fest returns to the Arts District of historic downtown Lowell! The NECF is the nation's premiere festival for fair trade, featuring innovative artists, exhibitors and performers from around the world. Get ready for large scale video installations from the Second World Fair Trade Stories Film Archive, watch the Fashionably Fair Runway Show, and be immersed in the Ethical Art & Biz Expo of interactive arts.

Sept. 12, 2009. Rain date Sept. 13.

For more information visit, or follow them on Twitter at Or you can become a Facebook fan at

Brahms and His Circle

Mistral, Andover Chamber Music's Ensemble-in-Residence, performs the magnificent Brahms G major String Sextet located at West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Rd. Andover, MA along with that there's a little Romance by his close friend Joachim and Friedrich Gernsheim, a companion and disciple of Brahms.

For more info: or contact - Jessica Ruda, 978-474-6222

Sun., Sept. 13, 4pm

Lowell Poetry Network

"How to Successfully Revise a Poem": A workshop for poets of all skill levels! The workshop which will be facilitated by Tom Daley (limited to 12 participants). $35 registration includes light refreshments.

For more information, contact

Sat., Sept. 26, 9:30am, Mogan Cultural Center, 40 French Street, Lowell

Clothing Quilts

A quilt made out of ties.
A quilt made out of ties.

The New England Quilt Museum is pleased to announce their first exhibition of the Fall season, MASTER PIECES: Haberdashery Textiles in Antique Quilts. Featuring quilts made from menswear, this remarkable exhibition brings together over 40 intriguing graphic works made from simple utilitarian fabrics long overlooked in the study of antique quilts. The guest curator for the exhibit is noted antiques dealer/expert and author Laura Fisher of Fisher Heritage in New York City. These quilts are compelling and often whimsical. Visually stunning and strikingly modern, these antique textiles make distinct graphic statements out of the most everyday materials.

Laura Fisher will be speaking about the exhibition's content at the opening reception on Sept. 26. Historic textiles expert Pam Weeks will deliver a lecture about textile production in New England mills on Oct. 17.

For more information, Visit or call 978-452-4207.

American Textile History Museum Presents...

Special Exhibitions.

What Followed Me Home: Collecting Antique Quilts, Fabrics, and Tools, is a special exhibit of quilts from the personal collection of respected quilt historian Stephanie Hatch, showcasing a variety of styles and patterns, with fabrics including resist, block, copperplate, and roller prints. The exhibit dates have been extended through Oct. 4.

Threads: The Weaving of Stories, an exhibit curated by the Revolving Museum, is the first exhibition to grace the Stevens Gallery. Seven artists, including former Revolving Museum Artistic Director Jerry Beck, bring to ATHM a provocative exhibit fusing the history of traditional textiles with contemporary issues. The exhibit dates have been extended through Oct. 25.

Special Events.

Lowell Open Studios & Arts Festival
Sept. 26 - 27, 12 - 5 pm.
Come visit us at the Museum to try some special crafts as we participate in this new city-wide activity.

Museum Without Walls: ATHM in the Community

At these various festivals and fairs throughout the region, come and see the American Textile History Museum do textile crafts, fiber processing demos, and textile-themed games. Each event has a different slant, whether it be a county fair, a colonial re-enactment, or an archaeological "excavation".

  • Middlesex County 4H Fair
    Aug. 28 - 29, 8:30am - 8pm; Aug. 30, 12 - 4:30pm, 4-H Fairgrounds, Westford, MA.
  • Hopkinton State Fair
    Sept. 5 - 6, 8am - 11pm, Morrill Farm Museum Bldg., Hopkinton Fairgrounds, Contoocook, NH. Fair runs Sept. 3 - 7.
  • Bread & Roses Festival
    Sept. 7, 12 - 7pm, Lawrence Common, Lawrence, MA
  • Job Lane House 11th Annual Craft Faire
    Sept. 12, 10am - 3pm, 295 North Rd. (Rt. 4) Bedford, MA.
  • Sudbury Colonial Faire and Muster of Fyfe and Drum Corps
    Sept. 26, 10am - 4pm, Longfellow's Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury, MA.
  • 3rd Annual AIA-MOS Archeology Fair
    Sept. 16, 9am - 2pm, Sept. 17, 10am - 5pm, Museum of Science, One Science Park, Boston, MA.

For more information on any of our events, please visit or call 978-441-0400, ext. 234.

Upcoming at the 119 Gallery

Mike Dailey debuting this Sept., stepping into an exciting 119 Gallery. The gallery was busy this summer, even during brief our hiatus. In addition to a new shiny floor on the inside and a new mural by Mike Dailey on the outside, the gallery reopens in September with an exciting new installation by our first artists-in residence Claire Elizabeth Barrett and Patrick Price.

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Step into September

Step into an exciting installation at 119 Gallery. The gallery was busy this summer, even during brief our hiatus. In addition to a new shiny floor on the inside and a new mural by Mike Dailey on the outside, the gallery reopens in September with an exciting new installation by our first artists-in residence-- Claire Elizabeth Barrett and Patrick Pierce.119 Gallery's New Mural debuting this Sept, Mike Dailey When asked about his intention, Mike stated that the mural, "reveals itself to me." We are looking forward to seeing it when it is finished.

Life is Art is Life is...

This fall, sculptor Patrick Pierce and movement artist Claire Elizabeth

Barratt collaborate to present a two-part project, "Life is Art is Life is..."-- which they created as summer gallery artists-in-residence. The installation includes metal and wood sculptures, sound, video, written word and objects. Performances will integrate dance, music, poetry and sculpture; each performance echoing elements of the subject matter, and further developing and altering the installation. Join us for performances by Claire, Patrick and guest performers. See the gallery's website and calendar for events schedule.

Tues., Sept, 1 - 27

The Melting Pot

This fall Y will demonstrate the following menus:

Sep 13: Indian Vegetarian

  • Aloo Ghobi (spicy cauliflower and potatoes)
  • Paneer with spinach (Indian cheese in a
  • creamy spinach stew)
  • Spicy Vegetable samosa with tamarind sauce

Oct 11: Greek

  • Spanakopita
  • Baked lamb with vegetables
  • Village salad with feta
  • Taziki

Nov 8: Southeast Asian inspired Thanksgiving

  • Stuffed Cornish hens with lotus seeds
  • Yucca with coconut milk and scallion
  • Papaya salad with grill shrimp
  • Acorn squash custard

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association

25th Anniversary Exhibit, Curated by Setheyny Pen.

Tue., Sept, 29 - Fri., Oct, 9.

Portrait Workshop at Lesley University

Participants will investigate both the formal and conceptual aspects of portraiture. Using live models and reference, they will explore anatomy, proportion, shading and facial expression, using a variety of media, including pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, pastel, colored pencils and mixed media. There will also be a review of basic concepts such as gesture, shape and contour drawing. Students will be encouraged to explore new ways of seeing the portrait by being exposed to and utilizing historical and contemporary approaches, and by encouraging experimentation. In class exercises and an outside class assignment will enhance the class dialogue.

The Portrait as Inspiration: A Drawing Workshop Gillian Frazier
LOCATION: University Hall 4-030
TUITION: Non-credit, $115

For more information:

Sat, Oct. 3rd - 10th, 1pm - 5pm

Orchestra Seeks Kerouac-Themed Photos

The New England Orchestra is looking for photos by Lowell artists for a slide show illustrating its Jack & Sebastian multi-media concert celebrating Kerouac on Oct. 3, 2009. The photos should relate somehow to Jack Kerouac's Lowell.

For more information please contact:

Dark Star Orchestra
Dark Star Orchestra night
Dark Star Orchestra night

Reincarnation, Grateful Dead music with Dark Star Orchestra in Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $35.50 and $30.50. Tickets will be available for purchase in person at Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office located at 50 East Merrimack St. Lowell,

For More Information: or 978-454-2299

Sat., Nov. 21, 8pm

Jazz in the City

Jazz in the City
Jazz in the City

Come to Tabocas and treat yourself to a different Jazz Ensemble every week! These evenings of jazz are presented by Stanley Swann, and will be a regular event. The cover is $10.

Saturdays, 8-12 pm, Tabocas Steak House, 26 Andover St.

For more information call 978-735-4115 or visit either or

There will also be a Jazz and Blues Jam at the Blue Taleh, located at 15 Kearney Sq., every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

For more information please visit

Teachers Immersed In Lowell National Historical Park Resources

This summer the Tsongas Industrial History Center, a partnership of Lowell National Historical Park and its partner, the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Graduate School of Education, hosted an unprecedented four weeks of residential teacher workshops. One hundred and seventeen teachers, selected from nearly 270 applicants, participated in a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) "Landmarks of American History and Culture" teacher workshop entitled "Inventing America - Lowell and the Industrial Revolution." This workshop is part of NEH's "We the People" project, which promotes the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture through the exploration of significant events and themes in American history. "The Tsongas Industrial History Center consistently provides high quality professional development for teachers. Its contributions to K-16 education are unique, because of the well-established partnership that exists between the university and the National Park," said UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin T. Meehan.

For more information or call 978-970-5000

Calls to Artists

Annual Arts Festival
Wynn Middle School, Tewksbury
September 25 & 26

For more information and to download an application, please visit

Strong at the Broken Places: Healing Art
Arts League of Lowell Arts Gallery
October 24th - November 1st, 2009
For this exhibition, focused on the potential of art to help us regain our health, artists are invited to submit 12" X 12" 2-D or 3-D artwork, in any media, inspired by the power of healing. This exhibition is open to everyone - ALL members and non-members. Work will be accepted on the basis of the volume of submissions. Submitted work must not have been shown previously at the ALL Arts Gallery.

Deadline for entry: Sat., Oct. 3, 1-2:30pm OR Sun., Oct. 4, 3-4pm.

ALL Arts Gallery, 246 Market Street, Lowell.

For a full application please visit
If you have any questions, please contact the University of Massachusetts Lowell Art Department at 978-934-3494 or Doug Wilkening at 508-254-5618.

This is a mixed media, judged show, with ribbons awarded on Friday night at a private reception for artists and their guests. A second set of ribbons will be awarded by popular vote from the public on Saturday afternoon. Entries are limited to 4 pieces per person at no charge if you are a member of Tewksbury Community Artists, and 3 pieces per person at $5 per piece for non-members (adults only). Sponsored by the Tewksbury Community of Artists and the Tewksbury Local Cultural Council. Set up time is on Fri., Sept. 25 from 3 - 5 pm. All artwork must remain on display for the entire show.


Lowell Memorial Auditorium,

Merrimack Repertory Theatre,

The Bridge Review: Merrimack Valley Culture,

Website for Lowell artists,

Art community chronicle,

Arts League of Lowell,

Western Avenue Studios,

Ayer Lofts,

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios,

The Image Theater,

Whistler House Museum of Art,

For a fuller listing of links see the COOL website,

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