Thursday, June 30, 2011

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, June 30

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"Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health."

-- Julia Child

Cultural Organization of Lowell seeks board nominations, deadline is July 20

The Cultural Organization of Lowell is holding its Annual Meeting on August 17, 2011. At this time, the board is seeking nominations to serve on the board at two and three year terms. If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to by July 20, 2011 at 5pm. To learn more about COOL, please visit: or call 978-446-7162.

Ideally, a Board of Director candidate should demonstrate notable achievements in art, culture, the creative economy, business, education and/or public service; bring a range of skills, diverse perspectives and backgrounds to its deliberations; should believe in COOL’s mission of providing general support to the many cultural activities and institutions in the community through coordination, collaboration, outreach, and promotion; be able to adhere to COOL’s standards of creating a high quality cultural environment that offers appealing experiences to the City's diverse population; and which encourages people to participate in making, presenting, and preserving the culture of their community.

Lowell Al Fresco: Festive Summer Fridays, through August 26

Celebrate summer Fridays in downtown Lowell with live music, poetry, "Live Art" events, ArtWalk Lowell & more! Some events are weather permitting. More information:

13 Points of View opening reception at the Brush Art Gallery, TONIGHT (June 30)
Meet the featured artists at tonight's opening reception for 13 Points of View from 5-8pm at the Brush Gallery and Artists' Studios. More information:
Local musician Tim Bergeron performs at Concerts on the Corner, TONIGHT (June 30)

2008 Lowell Idol winner Tim Bergeron performs tonight at 7:30pm at Concerts on the Corner, Athenian Corner's Thursday outdoor music series. More information:

Independent Film Night at the Pollard Library, July 14
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle screens at Pollard Library's Independent Film Night, Tues., July 14 at 6:30pm. More information:
Tsongas Center Backyard Series, starts TONIGHT (June 30)

The Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell presents the Backyard Music Series: Six Thursday Nights from 6-8pm starting June 30. More information:

Volunteer at the 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival, July 29-31

Volunteer opportunities are currently available at the 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival, July 29-31! More information: or e-mail

Civil War collectors cards now available at Lowell National Historical Park

The "Lowell series" of the National Park Service's Civil War Collectible Trading Cards are now available at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center. More information: Click here

First Saturday at Western Avenue Studios, July 2
The 200+ artists at Lowell's Western Avenue Studios open their art spaces to the public for shopping & visiting every First Saturday of the month from 12-5pm! More information:
Cast your vote during 2011 ArtWalk Lowell, through July 31

Walk, vote, ENJOY! View downtown Lowell window art created by local artists & cast your vote for "People's Choice!" More information:

Street performers & artists wanted for Lowell Al Fresco Summer Fridays!

Calling all buskers, artists, dancers, poets & street performers! Be a part of the festive atmosphere of Lowell Al Fresco Summer Fridays! More information: or 978-674-1483

Hoop Dance & Costume Party at Billerica Farmer's Market, July 4
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Join Allyson Makiej, the Hoop Doctor, for a hula hoop show and "Hoop and Dance Costume Contest & Party" at the Billerica Farmer's Market, Mon., July 4. More information:

Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919 is discussed at the Pollard Library, July 7

The Pollard Memorial Library's non-fiction book club will discuss "Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919" on Thurs., July 7 at 6:30pm. More information:

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lowell's Appleton Mills, July 5
The public is invited to the official Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Appleton Mills, Lowell's newly built artist live-work space, on Tues., July 5, 2pm. More information & RSVP: or 617-7208400, ext. 10
"Full Moon Parties" at UMass Lowell's 50 Warren Restaurant

UMass Lowell's 50 Warren Restaurant at the Inn & Conference Center presents "Full Moon Parties" featuring live music & riverside patio dining. More information: Click here for details

Upcoming Events at the Chelmsford Public Library

The Chelmsford Public Library presents an array of upcoming programs including the Chelmsford Jelly and World Wide Wednesdays. More information:

Free "Pops" concert at Shedd Park Pavilion, July 10
The Lowell Philharmonic performs light classical, 'pops', and patriotic favorites at Shedd Park Pavilion, Sun., July 10 at 3pm. More information:
Share your feedback on Lowell's Arts & Culture events

Share your opinion on Lowell's arts & culture events by completing this brief survey prepared by the Lowell Cultural Council. Complete the survey at

About the COOL Cultural E-newsletter

The COOL Cultural E-newsletter is emailed every week by the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) in conjunction with the Lowell Cultural Roundtable. News items for consideration may be sent to Please limit description to no more than two lines of text and include full contact information and URL if applicable.

Deadlines: To insure your posting is in the coming week's e-blast, we must receive it by the previous Friday.

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If there is an upcoming event that you would like to put on the COOL calendar (, email for information.

Links to our cultural community:

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,

American Textile History Museum,

119 Gallery,

Lowell Folk Festival,

Moses Greeley Parker Lectures,

UMass Lowell Center for Arts & Ideas,

African Cultural Festival,

Culture Hive,

For a fuller listing of links see the COOL website,

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Monday, June 27, 2011

The Essential IT Infrastructure for Small Businesses Seminar

Lowell Small Business Assistance Center
The Essential IT Infrastructure for Small Businesses


New Seminar:

"The Essential IT Infrastructure for Small Businesses"

with Daniel Tiew

Wednesday, July 13th @ 6pm



As a small business owner the last thing you may want to deal with is the technological jargon and increasing complexity of information technology.  This seminar will provide you with an overview of the essential IT infrastructure you need to start and run a business. 


Topics that will be covered:

  • Choosing a personal computers vs. Apple
  • Using tablets vs. netbooks
  • What type of security do you need for you business?
  • What networking equipment do you need to build a complete network infrastructure?
  • What applications do you need for your business?
  • How can you leverage free Internet tools?
  • Web 2.0 and Social Networking
  • And more


Presenter Daniel Tiew has over 15 years experience working in the information technology industry.  He started his career as an ASIC design engineer at Intel before pursuing a career in the computer networking industry.  Daniel holds one patent, is a 3Com Innovator award recipient, and is a Cisco Certified Professional.


Please RSVP to 978-322-8400 or via email at  

The mission of the Lowell Small Business Assistance Center is to provide entrepreneurs from ethnically and economically diverse groups with the education, tools and resources needed to create, sustain or expand viable small businesses.

Location: 88 Middle St., 2nd Floor, Downtown Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: 978-322-8400


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Friday, June 24, 2011

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Lindsey Parker




Stephanie Lak



Our proposed work is a collaborative, multimedia piece. As part of the mural we are combining our love for working with live plants (garden beds), bright colors (paint), recycled materials and community involvement.


The squares In the center of the mural are vertical garden beds, essentially wooden frames within frames. We will grow ivy, cedum and phlox inside the frames. The natural formation and growth of the plants will compliment the hard edges of the mural and vertical beds. The plant life will be rooted in layers of peat moss, soil and gravel (for drainage) held together by chicken wire/netting. The rest of the mural will surround the beds and take up the rest of the wall space. 


The painted spaces that will surround the hanging vertical garden beds will create illusionistic space using 3D elements and vibrant tones to capture the viewers attention from near and far. One side will showcase Lindsey's work and the other Stephanie's. We will collaborate in the center.     


We will ask the gallery community to volunteer in the care and upkeep of the vertical garden beds. Our mural is a testimonial and visual translation of our personal missions to keep our creative visions and projects alive with the support of our community. In addition to community involvement, we are creating a visually striking "green" facade and only using found and recycled materials to add to our conscious mission.  




All the artists who stepped up to submit a mural proposal! 




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.
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