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.
Join us for a lively discussion investigating the roles 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 and the transformative effects of those projects on viewers, visitors and residents.
Open discussion will immediately follow the presentation, so bring your public art ideas for our community and find inspiration and possible collaborators!
"Gateway Cities: When Neighborhoods Change" The Lowell Folklife Series invites you to a screening of the
documentary film, Scenes From a Parish, with special guest, James Rutenbeck the films director. Event is free will take place at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 PM.
March is Baseball Month! Root for the home team this month with our Ballpark-inspired specials like The 7th Inning Stretch (a one pound all-beef hot dog with sauerkraut, relish, peppers, onions, mustard and ketchup) or the N.E. Championship Casserole (Fresh Maine Lobster, smoky bacon and pasta shells tossed in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce). They're even better with a nice, cold 22oz MVP Wheat!
"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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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