Thursday, September 30, 2010

FW: Critical Happenings in October


From: 119 Gallery [] On Behalf Of 119 Gallery []
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:07 PM
To: Bill Lipchitz
Subject: Critical Happenings in October



Fibrous Forms
Oct 19 - Nov 13, Tue- Sat, 12- 5pm

Fri, Oct 1, 8pm
Paranoid Critical Revolution

Sat, Oct 2, 8pm
Bella Birds

Fri, Oct 8, 8pm
Small Houses

Sat, Oct 9, 8pm
T-Max "Why Do We Go to War?"

Fri-Sun, Oct 15-17

Thu, Oct 21, 6:30pm
Lowell Poetry Network

Fri, Oct 22, 7pm
Daileyville: local bands

Sat, Oct 23, 7pm

Sun, Oct 31, 6pm
Life In A Vacuum + Ladderlegs + Loup-Garou



Lowell  Telecommications Corporation

UML Art Department

banner: detail, Margot Stage/David Crane
The Paranoid Critical Revolution and friends

Friday, October 1, 8pm

THE PARANOID CRITICAL REVOLUTION features guitarist Reg Bloor's non-traditional harmonies, drummer Libby Fab's odd meters, plus atonality, dissonance, guitar accessories used in ways that they were never intended, and of course loud, screechy rock!!

n addition to PCR, guitarist Reg Bloor has been playing with Glenn Branca (to whom she is married) since 2000. She played in Branca's Symphony No. 12, Lesson No. 3, his rock band Branca/Bloor, and in his trio, eventually becoming Concertmaster for his Symphony No. 13 for 100 Guitars. She can be heard on Branca's new CD "The Ascension: The Sequel". In the late 90's she was a founding member of the Boston-based band TWITCHER, who released the self-produced CD "Leg of Lamb of God" in 1999 and appeared on the soundtrack for the Troma film "Terror Firmer". Produced by Vanessa Lefevre.
"Why do we go to war?" by T-Max

 Push T-Max publishes "The Noise."  He has completed his solo venture of recording the 15 songs that make up the folk-rock opera "Why Do We Go to War?"  T Max says, "My intent with this project is to open the eyes of the people who are afraid or unable to look at the reality of war."
Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones: [Lowell]
Melvern Taylor - ukulele
Dave Livingston - slide guitar
Matt Berlin - double bass
Bob Nash - snare drum

T-Max's music website: 
Landscape as Process, Stephen Mishol

Panel:  Wednesday, October 6, 7pmPush

thru October 9.

Landscape as Process
features new drawings, paintings and digital prints by UMass Lowell Painting Professor Stephen Mishol.

Read the artist's statement.

Push, pigmented ink on paper, 2010
Doin' It Together Fest: 3

Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 15-17 

Friday October 15
All DITF participants are encouraged to attend
 6pm Meet & greet  8pm Shy Town
 9pm Open mic for all the musicians participating in D.I.T.F.

Saturday October 16
This is the day of the SHOW and REHEARSALS!
You have all day to meet with your band at predetermined practices spaces.Make sure you know what kind of gear you need to bring to your practices, not all spaces will have a PA, amps, etc.
Each band will have 20 minutes for their performance. Write at least 3 songs.  Please don't do any covers, we want to encourage new material, new thoughts, new new new ...
6pm Load-in. Please be PROMPT. When you arrive you will be given the lineup.
7pm The show begins. ALL AGES, donations appreciated!
Sunday October 17
Open discussions / clean up the gallery!
12 noon BRUNCH more food for you!
David Crane and Margot Stage: Fibrous Forms

October 19 through November 13th

Fibrous Forms is an exhibit of new work by wood sculptor David Crane and fiber artist Margot Stage who are using this opportunity to expand approaches to their usual
materials. Crane uses wood in ways that reference fiber -- bending and interlacing thin strips of cyprus and walnut to create airy, open forms. And tearing figured maple veneer
into ribbons of energy. Stage departs from 2-D work to create sculpture with fiberous materials -- stringing multiple tie linings into sensual shapes. And ripping, bending and
twisting fiberglass screening to become abstract forms.
119 Gallery promotes contemporary and new media art, innovative ideas and cutting-edge techniques with a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, performances and community-based arts services. We welcome everyone to explore and experience new, innovative art.
Safe Unsubscribe
This email was sent to by
119 Gallery | 119 Chelmsford St. | Lowell | MA | 01851

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FW: Open Studios at 119 Gallery


From: 119 Gallery [] On Behalf Of 119 Gallery []
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:00 PM
To: Bill Lipchitz
Subject: Open Studios at 119 Gallery



Landscape as Process

Lowell Open Studios


Thu, Sep 23, 7pm
Lowell Poetry Network

Fri, Sep 24, 7pm
7 Ton Hand, Radio Control
Ladderlegs, The Konks

Sat - Sun,  Sept 25- 26, 12-5pm

Sat, Sept 25, 7pm - 11pm

Tue, Sept 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Appleton Mills

Thu, Sept 30, 6pm - 7pm
Exhibit Reception

Fri, October 1, 8pm
Paranoid Critical Revolution

Sat, October 2, 8pm
Bella Birds



Lowell  Telecommications Corporation

UML Art Department

banner, detail PUSH 2008,
by Stephen Mishol

Landscape as Process, Stephen Mishol

 September 21 - October 9, Tue - Sat, 12-5pm
On view during Lowell Open Studios September 25 - 26
Landscape as Process features new drawings, paintings and digital prints by UMass Lowell Painting Professor Stephen Mishol, as well as an installation made in collaboration with the Plastics Engineering Department.

Reception:  Thursday, September 30 6pm
Panel:  Wednesday, October 6, 7pm

, 2008

Lowell Poetry Network

 LPNThursday September 23, 6:30pm

Come one come all to the Lowell Poetry Network monthly meeting and open mic.

All are welcome, donations are appreciated!

Calling all artists...
You've heard the hammering. You've watched the cranes. Now come see how you can liver in the new Appleton Mills.

Come to snack, sip and learn about the 130 new, loft-style rental apartments designed for those who create art and those who appreciate it. Find out ab the Preference for Artists and how you could move into the building next spring.

Where: 119 Gallery
When: Tuesday, Sep 28th,  6:30-8pm
Visit: or call 978.458.0588

New Mural by Dan Rocha

 Rocha detailDan's mural is complete!

A new mural by eyeformation, Mike F. Daley, Jr. and Gilbert Gandia, is in the works on the corner.

Love Reigns Supreme
, by Dan Rocha.

119 Gallery promotes contemporary and new media art, innovative ideas and cutting-edge techniques with a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, performances and community-based arts services. We welcome everyone to explore and experience new, innovative art.
Safe Unsubscribe
This email was sent to by
119 Gallery | 119 Chelmsford St. | Lowell | MA | 01851

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Seminar: Using Social Media for Your Business!

You're receiving this email because of your relationship with Lowell Small Business Assistance Center. Please confirm your continued interest in receiving email from us.
You may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our emails.

Lowell Small Business Assistance Center

Dear Readers,
Looking for an inexpensive way to grow your business?  Then take advantage of this seminar about social media presented by Paul Hutchinson, founder of Hutchinson Consulting.  Learn how you can choose the right social media for your business.
You need to register for this seminar.  Hope to see you there!
Terry Williams 

Using Social Media for Your Business
Social Media as a Business Development Tool
Do you understand the potential benefits of social media for your small business? 
Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogs, Twitter, UTube
Which media should you choose for your business and how can you use it most effectively?   This informative workshop presented by Paul Hutchinson will help you make sense of what to focus on in this rapidly growing area.
DATE:     Monday, October 4th
TIME:      6pm to 8pm
PLACE:  Lowell Small Business Assistance Center
                 88 Middle Street, Lowell, MA  01852
COST:     Free
 Contact Terry Williams
at (978)322-8402
Paul Hutchinson
Paul R. Hutchinson is a sales strategy analyst for business onwers, executives, and consultants who want to improve their sales performance.  Paul is the founder of Hutchinson Consulting, a company which enables businesses to acheive significant sales growth through new approaches to their business development and sales processes.  Paul has over 25 years of corporate consulting experience in the software, technology, and health care industries.  He was a manager and senior business analyst in several Fortune 500 Companies.
Safe Unsubscribe
This email was sent to by
Lowell Small Business Assistance Center | 88 Middle Street, Room 202 | Lowell | MA | 01852

Downtown This Week 9/20/2010 - 9/27/2010


Lowell Open Studios 2010 - Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. - Featuring more than 140 artists who live and work in Lowell: fiber artists, painters, multi-media artists, sculptors, potters, jewelers, filmmakers, photographers, and more.  For more information visit

In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Museum & Gallery News
Retail & Restaurant News 

Lowell Beer Works: 203 Cabot St.:  "Pumpkinfest  Returns!" Come celebrate the arrival of this famous autumn seasonal brew along with Oktoberfest or Beatific Brown (a medium brown, distinctly hoppy ale brewed in honor of Lowell's Annual Jack Kerouac festival) by raising a pint. What perfect pairings for one of our September Beer Works' "Big Easy "specials. A month long tribute to authentic Creole Creations such as "Blackened Red Fish" or Grilled Andouille & Jambalaya. Check out our live bands each week in our Pub or on the Patio! Upcoming artists include:  The Chris White Band Saturday, September 25th and Brian Weeks Friday, October 1st.  

For more information visit
Barnes and Noble, 151 Merrimack Street: AUTHOR SIGNING and READING, Thursday, September 23 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Teaching From the Middle of the Room:  Inviting Students to Learn, by Frank Thoms, invites his readers- -teachers, administrators, parents, and interested citizens - -to reexamine and reform the traditional culture of classroom teaching. Beautifully designed in an appealing layout, the book offers profound thoughts in bite-sized pieces. Thoms's bookstore readings actively engage audiences, as he uses his exemplary teaching skills to create dialogue and communicate his book's unique message. Frank Thoms, a resident of Lowell, is a lifelong classroom teacher, consultant, and writer.  All events are free. Events may change without notice, please call the 978-458-3939 to confirm.   
Sports & Events 

You've heard the hammering. You've watched the cranes. Now come see how you can live in the new Appleton Mills.  Come to snack, sip and learn about 130 new, loft-style rental apartments designed for those who create art and those who appreciate it. Meet the people who want to help you make the Appleton Mills your next home. Find out about the Preference for Artists and how you could be moving into the building when it is completed next spring.119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street, Tuesday, September 28, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.  Can't attend? Visit or call 978-458-0588. 



Farmers Market:  Locally grown produce is better tasting, better for you, better for our local economy and better for our global environment!  Open every Friday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM through October 22nd at JFK Plaza, Lowell City Hall Live cooking demonstrations at 4:30 PM.  For more information contact Community Teamwork, Inc. (978) 459-0551.   

Saints Medical Center,

PAINTS THE TOWN PINK 25th Annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Join us for a Community Filming of the "Pink Glove Dance" Dance for your mother, sister, best friend, aunt, grandmother, wife or girlfriend.  Dance for all the strong women of our community and our world! October 1, Boardinghouse Park, 40 French Street, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.  Special Guests:  City of Lowell Mayor James L. Milinazzo, Stephen Guimond, President and CEO Saints Medical Center,  Elizabeth Rafferty, MD, Director, Breast Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging.   First 300 attendees receive a free, environmentally friendly reusable shopping bag! Available information regarding Breast Health, Cancer treatment, local support groups and other breast cancer awareness events at Saints.  Pink Gloves Provided! 
The Pollard Library:   It's a Hardbop Life: A Jazz Play.  Broadway trombonist and America's Hot Musician judge Gregory Charles Royal is touring a nationwide program to hold an open discussion on the lack of instrumental musicians in the fore of youth music culture. The program, offered free to the public. September 30 at 3:00 PM. For more information visit

The Disposable Film Festival "Best of the Fest" comes to Lowell!  Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 PM:  Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street: Save the date for a great film event! Voted one of the "coolest film festivals" by Movie Maker Magazine, The Disposable Film Festival has traveled to cities around the world showcasing hundreds of shorts filmed on disposable media. The Lowell Film Collaborative is honored to partner with The DFF to host a special Lowell screening of their 2010 "Best of the Fest"competition shorts as part of the Festival's fall East Coast tour! Get details at 

The Jack Kerouac Literary Festival & Lowell Celebrates Kerouac's 25th Anniversary, September 30 - October3: The new, expanded Kerouac Festival features readings by notable writers and poets, a keynote talk about Kerouac and bohemian culture, a panel discussion on art and commerce, tours of Kerouac's literary places in Lowell, a children's book illustrators' exhibit, musical performances, films, and more!  For more information visit:

The New York Times is accepting video entries for "Show Us Your City." As excerpted from NYT's website, "As travelers, we know that the best suggestions often come from locals. So we're asking you to give us the local point of view. What's amazing about your city, town or neighborhood? When friends visit, where do you take them? What three spots should be on the "must see" list for every traveler?" The URL is

Museum & Gallery News 
American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street: High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture, August 14 - January 2.  This exhibit gives a rare and fascinating glimpse into the personal world of style of Betsy Bloomingdale, one of America's most celebrated socialites and fashion icons.  For more information visit
The Loading Dock Gallery Members Show, What I Do & Where I Do It,
Thursday, September 2 - Sunday, September 26. For more information visit 
Brush Art Gallery & Studio
, 256 Market Street: Children's Book Illustrators, September 19 - October 24.  Curated and organizedbyWill Winslow. Opening Reception: Saturday, October 2 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.  F
or more information please visit  
The Whistler House Museum of Art:  Two Exhibits, Exhibit 1 - In the Parker Gallery, Meredith Fife Day: 35 Years, A Beginning - September 16 to October 30.  Exhibit 2 - In the Members Room, Brenden Keegan: Pen & Ink Drawings - September 16 to Oct. 30For more information visit  

Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue: 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 visit
New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street: Contemporary Broderie Perse: An Elegant Revival, July 15 - October 17,  Text and Textile Extravaganza, September 25, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.     
For more information visit
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street: Landscape as Process, September 21 - October 9, Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Reception: Thursday September 30 at 6:00 PM.  
For more information
Got Tickets? 

Merrimack Repertory Theatre: 

The Complete World of Sports (abridged)  by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, featuring the Reduced Shakespeare Company , September 9 - October 3.  The "bad boys of abridgement" sprint through the world of sports at record-breaking speed in this brand-new championship comedy.  From the earliest cavemen playing "Neanderthal in the Middle" to your own kid's soccer practice, it'll be a marathon of madness and mayhem as the entire history of world sports explodes in a tour de farce of physical theatre. (Estimated Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes including one 15-minute intermission) For more information visit

The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Tickets are currently available for the NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour, September 25 and the Dark Star Orchestra, Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience, October 1 and the Real Oldies Live with Bobby Vee and the Killer Vees, Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon, Jack Scott, The Chiffons and The Bobbettes, October 2.  For other shows and tickets please visit

Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell:
Upcoming Shows.  Living Proof with Beth Moore, Friday October 1 at 7:00 PM & Saturday October 2 at 7:00PM, GodsmackFriday, October 8th at 7:30 PM, Riverdance on Ice, Saturday, October 16 at 7:00 PM and Drake, Tuesday October 26 at 7:30 PMFor  more information visit


 Business News
Hamilton Canal District Pedestrian Access Restriction:  Starting Monday, September 20th pedestrian access through the Hamilton Canal District (HCD) site will no longer be available.  Access will be restricted through the spring of 2011, when the Hamilton Canal and Trestle Bridge walkway project is anticipated to be open connecting the Merrimack Canal walkway with Jackson Street.  Trinity, the Master Developer for the HCD, will be completing on site roadway construction in the location of the current pedestrian walkway, thereby rendering pedestrian access through the site unsafe.  Pedestrians should seek alternate routes around the HCD and are encouraged to utilize safe routes on existing sidewalks.
The City of Lowell is proud to announce an exciting opportunity for businesses, building owners, and residents of Lowell's Downtown Historic District (DLHD) to seek up to $500,000 in combined grant and loan incentives for energy efficiency improvements to their buildings.  The DLHD encompasses much of Lowell's downtown area including the commercial district, millyards, and canal system. The Lowell Historic Board's interactive website makes it easy to check a specific address to see if it is within the Historic District (  Details for the complete Grant Application will be announced in late September
The Young Professionals of Greater Lowell will host their fifth annual leadership forum on Thursday, September 23, 2010. This year's event will feature Mark King (CEO and President, Taylor Made-Adidas Golf) and Milton Ezrati (Partner, Sr. Economist and Market Strategist at Lord, Abbett & Co.). A table of 10 is $500. If you'd like information about sponsorships and tables, please email

Lowell Small Business Assistance Center - Intro to QuickBooks. QuickBooks is the easy-to-use computer accounting program millions of small businesses use to organize their finances.  This class will cover basic accounting principles is is designed for beginning QuickBooks users. Monday September 20th and Tuesday, September 21st, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Lowell Small Business Assistance Center, 88 Middle Street, Room 202.  COST: $125.00.  For more information and to register call (978)322-8402.

Christopher Samaras
Downtown Coordinator
Cultural Affairs & Special Events
City of Lowell, 
50 Arcand Drive 
Lowell, MA 01852
t: 978.674-1481
f: 978.446.7089

Our Sponsors
Lowell Memorial Auditorium

Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
Join Our Mailing List
Safe Unsubscribe
This email was sent to by
City of Lowell | lowell | Lowell | MA | 01852