Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, April 3

"I do not literally paint the table, but the emotion it produces upon me." -Henri Matisse
Upcoming Events for Discover Lowell 2012: Public Art: A Two-Way Street, Thursday, April 19

Public Art a Two-Way Street

Join us for the  first Discover Lowell Creative Community Building Conversation! This lively discussion with investigate the role public art plays in building and representing community.  Jason Weeks will discuss six temporary and permanent public art projects that Cambridge Arts Council has undertaken in their communities and neighborhoods!  

-Thurs., April 19, 6pm


More information:   www.cultureiscool.org



Now on View
Ongoing Exhibits and Shows
Save the Date: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, April 19-29
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Middlesex Community College
The Middlesex Community College Theater Department will stage its spring musical, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," for SEVEN performances April 19 - 29 in the MCC Theatre, 5 E. Merrimack St., Lowell.
  How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.


Now on view: Capturing Culture at millWORKS Gallery

millWORKS Gallery Inaugural Exhibitions: CAPTURING CULTURE

Capturing Culture, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by internationally acclaimed artist Jeffrey Lipsky. For the past 3 years, Lipsky has been creating artworks that document and interpret events at Jaded, Lowell's longest running gothic/fetish venue. His works capture the essence of these gatherings, and interlace current events and aspects of local culture into each of the compositions.  The artworks are spontaneous, edgy, narrative, deviant, and vibrant.  

-On view April 1- May 31, Opening Reception: Saturday April 14, 4-6 pm. 
Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday 10 - 5, Sundays by Appointment.     



More information: franktadley@rcn.com  

Tuesday, April 3      

Two Sculptors in Two Dimensions
Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein are featured in Two Sculptors in Two Dimensions at the 119 Gallery.  The show runs from April 3-28.
  This show will feature mono prints and drawings paired with photographs of finished sculptures.  Join the artists for a Panel Discussion: April 14, 2-3pm and the Exhibition Reception: April 14, 3-6pm


More Information: www.119gallery.org  

Wednesday, April 4     

The University Gallery presents Boston Sculptors  

The University Gallery at UMass Lowell hosts a group exhibition titled: "Boston Sculptors Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary" from April 2-26.  The University Gallery is located on the ground floor of the McGauvran Student Center, 71 Wilder Street. Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-7:30pm, Fri 11am-4pm. Outdoor Exhibition on view through June 30. 

-Artist reception: April 4, 5-7pm


More Information: www.uml.edu/dept/art/galleries  


Thursday, April 5      
Angkor Dance Troupe Performance
As part of April's Asian Cultural Celebration, Middlesex Community College will host the Angkor Dance Troupe performing traditional and classical Cambodian dances, and presenting a costume workshop, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, Lowell Campus Cafeteria, 33 Kearney Square. Free and open to the public, the event is co-sponsored by Lowell National
Historical Park.
-Thurs., April 5, 10:30am

More information: Call 978-656-3254

Non-fiction Book
Club at the Pollard: Cleopatra: A Life   Join the Pollard Memorial Library Non-fiction Book Club and discuss Stacy Schiff's book, Cleopatra: A Life.  The Non-fiction Book Club meets the first Thursday of every month!
-April 5 6:30-7:30pm

More informati
on:  www.pollardml.org

Figure Drawing and Painting Classes with Michael S. Vieira

Join instructor Michael S. Vieira at the Whistler House Museum of Art for Figure Drawing/Painting, The Long Pose.  Classes will run from April 5-May 9th, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-9pm.  $300.00 for 10 three hour sessions, ongoing enrollment, and deposit required to register. 

More information:

Whose Art Is It Anyway?

Performance and panel discussion with author Andre Dubus III, photographer Arnon Minkkinen, and musician Alan Williams. During his 1842 trip to America, Dickens advocated tirelessly for international copyright laws. Listen to three distinguished UMass Lowell faculty members share from their work and offer insights into the thorny nexus of art and commerce, including the ethics of intellectual property in the Internet age.  This event is free and open to the public.  

-April 5, 7-10 pm


More information:  http://www.uml.edu/conferences/dickens-in-lowell/  

Friday, April 6    

Welcome to my world! at the Loading Dock Gallery

Come see, Welcome to my world! fiber creations by Arlette Laan at the Loading Dock Gallery!   On March 28, a forest rises in Lowell's Loading Dock Gallery. Walk through Arlette Laan's installation, Welcome to My World! Mixed media Laan summons trees from old blankets, animals from socks, and clouds from crochet. She reimagines nature on a scale at once whimsical and grand. 

-Artists Reception April 6, 6-8pm 


More information: www.theloadingdockgallery.com     

Saturday, April 7        
Fufu & Oreos
Fufu & Oreos, a new semi-autobiographical one-woman show that stages the journey of (sub)urban twenty-something artist Obehi Janice as she reflects on depression, identity, and faith while narrating and negotiating multiple identities: Black Female, Nigerian-American, and Christian.
-Sat., April 7, 8pm at Hibernian Hall Roxbury, MA

More information: http://www.fufuandoreos.com/
Opportunities & Calls for Artists
Call for Creative Entrepreneur's: Pop-Up's Information Session
COOL's Pop-Up Initiative transforms vacant or underutilized storefronts and spaces into vibrant, and innovative exhibitions, installations, performance venues, creative businesses, and artist workspaces.  Come to our info session to learn more about it!
-April 10, 6:30-7:30pm, 117 Merrimack St., ALL's Pop-Up Gallery

More information:

Figure Drawing / Painting, The Long Pose

Join instructor Michael S. Vieira at the Whistler House Museum of Art for Figure Drawing/Painting, The Long Pose.  Classes will run from April 5-May 9th, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-9pm.  $300.00 for 10 three hour sessions, ongoing enrollment, and deposit required to register  


More information: www.whistlerhouse.org  



Sangha Yoga Collective
Sangha Yoga Collective's mission is to provide a beautiful, nurturing and affordable space for yoga and meditation teachers to present a variety of classes, workshops, retreats and events. we have a beautiful, spacious studio in the heart of downtown Lowell's arts district. Check out class schedule online!

More information:

"What Does Hunger Mean To You?" Art Contest

Create a picture that portrays what hunger means to YOU and enter it in the Taste of the Nation Boston's "What Does Hunger Mean To You?" Art Contest. Artwork will be displayed at Boston's Taste of the Nation event on April 19. Open to children in K-12 and to adults. Deadline for entry: April 6.


More information: Adult entry click here, Kids entry click here

Opportunity to enroll in Assets for Artists
Two slots are available for the 2012 COOL-sponsored Assets for Artists program.

More information: www.assetsforartist.org or contact Blair Benjamin at assets4artists@gmail.com

Call For Entries

Art in the Courtyard 2012, a venue of the Lowell Folk Festival
Artists and Artisans are invited to apply to exhibit in Art in the Courtyard 2012, the art and fine craft component of the 26th annual Lowell Folk Festival, July 27, 28, 29
Applications due June 1, 2012

More information: www.artinthecourtyard.org




Ongoing Exhibits and Shows

American Textile History Museum- Aloft: The Wonder of Kites until May 27, www.athm.org  


VISUAL VOICES V: Lowell Schools City-Wide Exhibition- on view until April, www.thebrush.org 

The Loading Dock Gallery- Welcome to my world! on view until April 29, www.theloadingdockgallery.com
The Merrimack Repertory Theatre-
Mrs. Whitney on view until April 8, www.merrimackrep.org
millWORKS Gallery- Capturing Culture on view until May 31, Click Here
Coming Soon
April 4-18- Middlesex Celebrates Asian Culture in April, vant@middlesex.mass.edu
April 10-
Information Session for Creative Entrepreneurs: Pop-Up's, www.cultureiscool.org
April 11-
Lowell Folklife Series Film Event: Gateway Cities: When Neighborhoods Change, Scenes from a Parish, www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org
April 12- Independent Film Night at the Pollard: Vasermil, www.pollardml.org
April 13- Bakery Meltdown and Benefit Concert at 119 Gallery, www.indiegogo.com
April 14-
Chick Flick & Chocolate II at the Brush Gallery, www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org
April 14- Sangha Yoga Collective and Jean Winslow Open Studios, www.sanghyogacollective.com
April 18-Ukulule Strum-a-long & Film Screening: Mighty Uke, www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org
April 19- Public Art: A Two-Way Street, www.cultureiscool.org
April 19-
The Mighty Merrimack Riverboat Queen: A Fundraiser to Help Prevent Homelessness in the Merrimack Valley, www.comteam.org
April 22- Earth Day Celebration at Community Gardens Greenhouse, http://www.communitygardensgreenhouse.org/
May 3-
Neil Berg, 100 Years on Broadway at the Lowell Auditorium, www.lowellauditorium.com
May 6- Opening Reception for On and Off the Wall at the Brush Gallery, www.thebrush.org
May 19-
Fundraiser for the Alice Giavis Memorial Art Scholarship Program
at the Brush Gallery, www.thebrush.org


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