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October 28, 2009

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." -- Jimi Hendrix

Lowell Kicks Off "Buy Art.Buy Lowell" Campaign

The Moses Greeley Parker Library's Inaugural Exhibition

Evocations: A Collage Odyssey at Ayer Lofts Gallery
Enterprise Bank's Non-Profit Collaborative
Lincoln-Douglas Debates Explored in "The Rivalry"

Upcoming at the Chelmsford Library

"The Art of Healing" City-wide Events

Chamber Music at Indian Hill Music School

Dinner & a Movie: Rebirth of a Nation

Chemical Dangers and Human Health

Cambodian Art or Product

Andover Chamber Music Presents "Fairy Tales"

The Naughty Readings

Revolving Museum FUN-raiser and Party: Save the Date!

New Exhibit Opens at the NEQM

Beginner Belly Dance at Serendipity Dance Studios

Animal Rescue Network of New England

Calls to Artists

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Lowell Kicks Off "Buy Art.Buy Lowell" Campaign

Interested in purchasing artwork for your home or business? Join us for the Buy Art.Buy Lowell. campaign kick-off and see Lowell's creative economy in action!

Thursday, November 12
Loading Dock Gallery
122 Western Avenue | Lowell

Buying local art can be a fun part of your bottom line. Drop in, network with your peers, and hear about the value of buying local art from satisfied patrons. Pick up a copy of our new Buy Art. Buy Lowell. business guide for purchasing local art. Light refreshments will be served.

jgavin@lowellma.gov or 978-446-7162.
www.cultureiscool.org/BuyArt for more information.

The Moses Greeley Parker Library's Inaugural Exhibition

The M.G. Parker Library, has been host to many things from land auctions to selectman's meetings. This week opens its Inaugural Art Exhibit:

"The Dracut Farm Project" Photographs and Paintings by Lisa Anderson Bisson

The works are a celebration of the beauty of the land, preciousness of the animals and luscious nourishment the farms produce.

Oct. 19 through Nov. 20 during regular library hours with a special Artist and Farmer Party on Nov.14, 2-3:30pm, 28 Arlington St. Dracut.
Stop by for refreshments and bring your family and friends!

Evocations: A Collage Odyssey at Ayer Lofts Gallery

"Constellation" by Sandra Shuman and "The Buddha and the Stairway" by Carol Procter

Sat., Oct. 31 through Sun., Nov, 29
Sat., Oct. 31 Gallery open from 1-4pm
Sun., Nov. 1 Gallery open from 1-5pm
*1st Reception: 3-5pm.

Fri. Nov. 6,13, 20, 27: Gallery open from 6-9pm
Sat. Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28: Gallery open from 1-4pm
Sun. Nov. 8, 15, 22: Gallery open from 1-4pm
Sun. Nov. 29
: Gallery open from 1-5pm
*2nd Reception: 3-5pm.

Ayer Lofts Gallery 172 Middle Street, Lowell. For Directions click here.

To make an appointment for viewing the show outside of these gallery hours
please contact Maureen Chase at

Enterprise Bank's Non-Profit Collaborative

Human Resources 101 for Non-HR Professionals

Members of the Enterprise Bank Human Resources team will facilitate a training session on the following topics:

  • Hiring
  • On boarding (New Employee Orientation and on the Job Training)
  • Performance Management.

There will also be some time for questions and answers.
Thurs. Oct. 29, 8-9:30am
Enterprise Bank Arnold S. Lerner Board Room 3rd Floor 19 Palmer Street

Enterprise Bank's Non-Profit Collaborative seminars are FREE.
To register or for more information, call Andrew Duncan at 978-459-9000, ext. 4582 or Email:
Parking Available at Roy Garage, 100 Market Street. Enterprise Bank will validate your ticket.
Continental breakfast will be provided.

Lincoln-Douglas Debates Explored in "The Rivalry"
UMass Lowell presents FREE performances of the acclaimed Lincoln-Douglas debates play The Rivalry by Norman Corwin

American history is a pageant of significant events that shaped our country-some of which mean as much to us today as they did in their own time. The 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas represent a dramatic and ongoing dialogue about the American experience. UMass Lowell is proud to be presenting this critically acclaimed play by Norman Corwin based on these historic moments, as the first major cultural event at the new UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in downtown Lowell.

Kevin Cullen of the Boston Globe called The Rivalry an important piece of history, if only because it reminds us that as much as Lincoln and Douglas were rivals, they were Americans." Corwin "turns history into compelling theater," wrote The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal described the play as "powerful.

Performances of The Rivalry are scheduled for Thur. Oct. 29 at 10:30am and 7pm at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Street.

Admission is free, but reservations are suggested. To reserve seats, contact Barbara_Nolan@uml.edu or call the UMass Lowell Center for Arts & Ideas at 978-934-4450

Upcoming at the Chelmsford Library

Art Exhibits at the Chelmsford Library through the end of October 2009

In the Open Gallery: The paintings of Priti Lathia http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/programs/exhibits/priti_lathia.html

In the McCarthy Room Gallery:
Photographs of New England by Bruce Magnuson


The Chelmsford Public Library and the Lowell Poetry Network will be hosting two poetry performances at the Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford. The performances are free and open to the public. Jack McCarthy, "Your Stand Up Poetry Guy," known for his story-style poems will perform on Sat. Oct. 31 at 2:30pm.

Poet Tom Daley will take the stage on Sat. Nov. 7 at 2:30pm to present his one-play "Every Broom and Bridget: Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants."

Details and poet bios at http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/programs/programs/poetry_on_stage.html

"The Art of Healing" City-wide Events

The Art Of Healing is a multi-venue program that spotlights the power of the creative arts to effect connection and healing in the community. These events will touch the lives of all who participate whether as artists, witnesses or viewers.

Art of Healing Schedule of Events in Lowell

Brush Art Gallery & Studios | 256 Market Street
Artist's performance by Deborah Bohnert
The Art of Healing: The Art of Psychotherapists Opening Reception
Sun. Nov. 1, 2-4pm

119 Gallery
True Story Theater Training Workshop.Visit http://www.truestorytheater.org/. Preregistration required. Contact Jean Winslow, jeanwinslow@msn.com.
Sun. Nov. 8, 3:30-6pm

Brush Art Gallery & Studios
Artist's Talk with Shaun McNiff, Dean, Lesley College
Thurs. Nov. 5, 5-7pm

UMass Lowell, O'Leary Library | 61 Wilder Street
Free film screening: "Life. Support. Music" with special guest Jason Crigler
Thurs. Nov. 12, 7pm., UML O'Leary Library, Room 222, South Campus
More information: www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org

Revolving Museum Building | 22 Shattuck Street
Rainbow Dance, performance and workshop. Visit http://www.rainbowdance.org/. Preregistration required. Contact Jean Winslow, jeanwinslow@msn.com
Sat. Nov. 14, 10-12:30pm

Chamber Music at Indian Hill Music School

Members of the Indian Hill Music School faculty and Orchestra of Indian Hill will perform chamber music classics by Brahms (Horn Trio in E-flat major) and Mendelssohn (Piano Trio in D minor). Tickets: $22/adults, $15/students. Call 978-486-9524 or visit www.indianhillmusic.org.

Sun. Nov. 1, 3pm, Indian Hill Music School, 36 King Street (Rte. 495/Exit 30), Littleton

Dinner & a Movie: Rebirth of a Nation

119 Gallery
Dinner & a Movie: Rebirth of a Nation

Tasty food and beverages are yours with the viewing experience. Come celebrate election night with DJ Spooky's acclaimed remix of DW Griffith's classic American film http://djspooky.com/art.html.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.119gallery.org

Tue. Nov. 3, 6:30pm-9:30pm,119 Chelmsford St., Lowell

Chemical Dangers and Human Health

This wonderful opportunity for environmentalists, authors, readers, and hopeful but anxious residents of the area. John Wargo, professor of environmental policy at Yale, will discuss his new book Green Intelligence: Creating Environments That Protect Human Health. This event is co-hosted by the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust (http://www.lowelllandtrust.org) and the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell (http://www.turi.org).

RSVP 978-934-0030 x3
Fri. Nov. 06, 7pm, Wannalancit Mills, UMass Lowell.
for LP&CT members at 6:30pm.
Directions: http://www.uml.edu/maps/wannalancit.htm.

Cambodian Art or Product

Interested in owning a piece of Cambodian art or product, as well as other handmade products by local artists? If you are, please join the Light of Cambodian Children, Inc's Future Stars Gala!

Sat. Nov. 7, 7pm- 9:30pm (Bidding and Traditional Performances) & :30pm - Midnight (Dance with DJ Masta Sam and the Shaolin Band)
Location: Hong Kong Restaurant, 308 Westford St.

Smaller priced items will also be available for suggested donations. Tickets: $40
Please contact Sayon Soeun at 978.275.1822 or
sayon@reaksmey.org for more information and/ purchase tickets. Website: www.reaksmey.org

Andover Chamber Music Presents "Fairy Tales"

Now in the midst of its 13th season, Andover Chamber Music will present 'Fairytales' - musical enchantment inspired by legends and tales at the West Parish Church in Andover. After a sold-out opening concert in September at their new home in the beautiful WPC sanctuary, for this second concert of the season artistic director Julie Scolnik will offer up an imaginative program that is sure to delight both adults and children alike. Bringing some fun and whimsy into the darkening days of November, the program consists of far-ranging works - from Schumann's Marchenbilder (Fairytale Pictures) for viola and piano, to a solo piano arrangement.

Sun. Nov. 8, 4pm, West Parish Church, Andover. Tickets $30.
Contact Andover Chamber Music about group and family discounts. Order securely online at www.AndoverChamberMusic.org, or call 978-474-6222.

The Naughty Readings

Image Theater will be presenting our 5th Annual "adult's night out"(Keep Your Kids At Home). This is an evening of food, theater, music and drink unlike any other fundraiser!

Seven sexy, silly, short plays AND original titillating tunes... ALL original, all by local writers and composers will be performed in a casual and catastrophic fashion by some of the area's top actors and singers.

The cost is $25 for early reservations and $28 at the door.
Sat. Nov. 14, Old Court Irish Bar, Lowell
For more information call 978-441-0102 or go to www.Imagetheater.com.

Revolving Museum FUN-raiser and Party: Save the Date!

All Ages Welcome!
The moving is done, the signs are in place, it is time you all come to see our new space! The Revolving Museum welcomes you all to help warm its new home.The fest will include a fashion show, tours, art auction, great food, live music and cash bar. So come one, come all. We really can't wait to you see you all there.

$28.00 ~ Arts Supporter
$11.50 ~ Revolving Museum Member
$11.50 ~ Artist, Student, Western Avenue Studio Friend Free ~ Young artist (ages 0-16)

The Revolving Museum is an evolving laboratory of creative expression for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities who seek to experience the transformative power of art. Through public art, exhibitions, and educational programs, The Museum promotes artistic exploration and appreciation; encourages community participation and growth; and provides opportunities for empowerment and social change.

The Revolving Museum is a 501(c)(3), charitable organization operating on donations and grants. We need your support!

Sat. Nov. 21, 7-10:30pm, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell


New Exhibit Opens at the NEQM

The New England Quilt Museum is excited to announce their new exhibition of international art quilts: Masters: 40 Contemporary Master Quilters, opening Nov., 19. Masters explores the cutting edge of art quilting, with today's most regarded global quilt artists represented in this comprehensive exhibition.

Masters opens on Nov. 19, with a formal opening reception on Sat. Nov. 21,1pm. Sielman will be signing copies of her book, Masters: Art Quilts at the reception. The exhibition will run through Feb. 25, 2010.

Beginner Belly Dance at Serendipity Dance Studios

Amber holds Beginner Level classes at her studio at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell on Sundays from 5-6 pm. Her Fall schedule will be Nov. 1 through Dec. 13, with no classes on the Nov., 29. Classes will then go on Holiday Break with several multi-hour workshops TBA. Amber is also available for smaller group lessons, and one on one instruction.

Beginner classes cover the essentials of belly dance movement. Through drills and activities, the body learns proper form and movement for dance while protecting the knees and keeping a neutral spine. Skills are rotated through on an 6 week cycle, and drop ins are welcome. A Yoga Mat and loose comfortable clothing are recommended.

Class fees are $75 for the session. Registration is required: info@amberdaniels.com.

122 Western Avenue, Western Avenue Studios. Studio 5-07, on the 5th floor. Lowell, MA. 617-780-9244. More Information:

Animal Rescue Network of New England

Do you love art? Do you love animals? Please come to our benefit art auction! Proceeds go to the Animal Rescue Network of New England. More information visit at http://www.arnne.org./

Contributing Artists: Mary Catherine Albenzi, Dale Tremblay Begley, Perry Lowell Bent, Carla Byrne, Norm Caron, Elizabeth Craumer, Laura Dunlavey, Barbara Fletcher, Cathy "Sea-Jay" Geisler, Tom Martin, Kathy Marx, Lili Mayer, Regina McGearty, Monte Verde Glass Art Studio, Molly Poole, Monique Sakelarrios, Shaunna Duffy Smith, Gay Tracy.

Pet Adoption Days at Congregational Church, Pelham are:
Sun. Nov. 21, 11-2pm
Sun. Dec. 19, 11-2pm

Calls to Artists

From the 119 Gallery in Lowell:
Call for entries: Fifth Annual Juried Exhibit, Material is Language

Theme / Material is Language is open to all media. The theme is the media or materials. 119 Gallery's artists and exhibits blur the line between traditional and non-traditional media. None-the-less the material is the language. How do your materials articulate your idea?

Juror / Nick Capasso, Senior Curator, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, MA.

Dates / Nov, 25-Dec, 20. Reception Sat., Dec, 5, 3-6 pm.

Eligibility / Open to 119 Gallery members, Creative Level and above.

Submission requirements and fees / If you are not a gallery member, the entry fee is $40, which entitles you to Creative Level membership. See our membership page.

Actual works will be judged. All media accepted. Limit 2 pieces. Wall pieces must be neatly framed, wired and ready to hang. Entries must be accompanied by entry fee. Work should not exceed 4 feet wide. Each piece should be labeled with artist's name, title, medium, date and price. Unless otherwise specified, all art in the exhibit is for sale and 119 Gallery takes a 30 percent commission on pieces sold.

More information: www.119gallery.org


Lowell Memorial Auditorium, http://www.lowellauditorium.com/eventlistings.aspx

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, www.merrimackrep.org

The Bridge Review: Merrimack Valley Culture, http://ecommunity.uml.edu/bridge/

Website for Lowell artists, www.lowellisart.com

Art community chronicle, www.vyumagazine.com

Arts League of Lowell, www.artsleagueoflowell.org

Western Avenue Studios, www.westernavenuestudios.com

Ayer Lofts, www.Ayerlofts.com

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, www.thebrush.org

The Image Theater, www.imagetheater.com

Whistler House Museum of Art, www.whistlerhouse.org

For a fuller listing of links see the COOL website, www.cultureiscool.org

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