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Sunday, November 8, 2009

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"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Buy Art. Buy Lowell Campaign Launches Next Week!

Photographer Sarah Beliveau at Second Wind Café

Joe Quinlan & Linda Williamson at Loading Dock Gallery

Tribal Celebration at the 119 Gallery

Chemical Dangers and Human Health

Poet Tom Daley Brings Dicksinson to Life

"Healing Art" City-wide Events

The Artists Congress 2009
True Story Theater Playshop
Parker Lectures Presents "Life. Support. Music."

Cambodian Art or Product

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed" Comes to Life at Durgin Hall

Michal Goldman's "At Home in Utopia" Premieres in Lowell

Performance Celebrates 17th Century Poet Anne Bradstreet
Aprons Make a Comeback at the ATHM
Andover Chamber Music Presents "Fairy Tales"
Art Works: A Portrait of the Artist in a Starving Economy
The American Textile History Museum Presents:

The Naughty Readings

Make a Wish at the 119 Gallery

New Exhibit Opens at the NEQM

Animal Rescue Network of New England

Revolving Museum FUN-raiser and Party

Calls to Artists

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Buy Art. Buy Lowell Campaign Launches Next Week!

"Bicycle Trip" by Doug Wilkening
"Bicycle Trip" by Doug Wilkening

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.

Photographer Sarah Beliveau at Second Wind Café

Lowell's Second Wind Café will host a preview party & reception this Friday for photographer Sarah Beliveau to celebrate her portrait work currently on exhibit at the café. A graduate of New Hampshire Institute of Art, Beliveau is "driven by the concept of beauty, and how we see ourselves and also the world."

All are welcomed to this FREE public art event! For more information call Second Wind Cafe at 978-323-4656.

Fri., Nov. 6, 7-9pm, Second Wind Cafe (formerly Cafe Aiello), 30 Gorham Street, Lowell

Save the Date for Second Wind Cafe's "Vendor Day"
Sunday, Nov. 15, 12-4pm
Meet local artisans and gift-sellers and get great holiday gift ideas -- featured sellers include Scentsy, Sweet Lydia's Treats, Jewerly Designs by Pat, Java Tree Coffees, Motives Cosmetics & Skin Care, and Revival Designs & Screenprints. Call Second Wind Cafe for more information!

Joe Quinlan & Linda Williamson at Loading Dock Gallery

Art Opening and Reception at the Loading Dock Gallery:

Joe Quinlan & Linda Williamson - Digital & Gelatin Silver: Hometowns and Beyond
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11am - 4:30pm

Opening: Fri., Nov. 6, 6-7pm, Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Avenue

Tribal Celebration at the 119 Gallery

This autumn, Sikhara returns to the road in the USA and Europe to support a holy trinity of new releases. Their newest effort, "IV War Haka," is an epic tale of tribal war, invoking the warrior spirit of the Maori and Benin voodoo magic. Also available will be a live album on Oklahoma's Anti-Clock, captured during radio broadcasts for KFKC and WFMU. After over a year in the making, Sikhara unveil their first DVD, a film with music from each of the three album and documenting travel across 3 continents. www.sikhara.orgwww.urckrecords.com

Thu., Nov. 5, 8pm, 119 Gallery, Lowell

Also at the 119 Gallery:

James Stonoha & Friends
James Stonoha - voice, guitar + Gaetana Brown - voice, guitar + RAM (all girl band) + Transgressions: Ben Farley - guitar (?), Setheyny Pen - toys, Walter Wright - analog synths & video.

Fri., Nov. 6, 8pm

For more information visit www.119gallery.org

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 at http://www.lowelllandtrust.org and the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell at http://www.turi.org.

Fri., Nov. 6, 7pm, Wannalancit Mills, UMass Lowell. RSVP at 978-934-0030, x 3.
for LP&CT members at 6:30pm


Poet Tom Daley Brings Dicksinson to Life

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

"Healing Art" City-wide Events

Healing Art/Strong at the Broken Places 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.

Healing Art Schedule of Events in Lowell

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

The Artists Congress 2009

Creative Massachusetts: The Artists Congress 2009 -
Welcoming Artists of All Disciplines to a Discussion of Our Creative Future

Sat., Nov. 7 & Sun., Nov. 8, Boston Public Library

For more information visit: http://www.artistsunderthedome.org/bpl_conf_09.html

True Story Theater Playshop

This dynamic and interactive playshop offers experiences in a wide range of improvisational theater, music and dance forms based on the community and social activism tradition of Playback Theater. It will be an experience in deep listening as stories are spontaneously transformed into theater. Every voice will be heard and any story told - however ordinary or extraordinary, difficult or joyful. True Story Theater offers audiences and participants alike fresh perspectives, deeper connections and a renewed appreciation for our common bonds. Join us in a delightful afternoon of celebration, exploration and connection in a community of acceptance and respect.

Sun., Nov. 8, 3:30-6pm, 119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street
Cost: $30 pp, $20 for students (or sliding scale) -- no one will be turned away

Contact Jean Winslow to register or for more information at jeanwinslow@msn.com

Parker Lectures Presents "Life. Support. Music."

In August 2004, Jason Crigler, one of New York City's most sought-after guitarists, suffered a brain hemorrhage during a concert in Manhattan. That night at the hospital, the doctors told Jason's family if he made it through the night, there wouldn't be much left of him. Refusing to accept the dark future described by doubtful doctors, the Criglers resolved to help Jason make a full recovery through the thing he treasured most: MUSIC.

Please join us as we welcome Jason Crigler himself for a guest appearance and musical performance following this very special screening of "Life. Support. Music.", a chronicle of Jason's recovery and the courage and hope he received from his family and friends. This event is presented by Moses Greeley Parker Lectures in partnership with the Lowell Film Collaborative, and is a part of the Arts League of Lowell's Healing Art programming.

FREE and open to the public!

Thur., Nov. 12, 7pm, UMass Lowell O'Leary Library, 61 Wilder Street, Room 222

Visit "Life. Support. Music." at www.lifesupportmusic.org

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) & 9:30pm - Midnight (Dance with DJ Masta Sam and the Shaolin Band)
Location: Hong Kong Restaurant, 308 Westford St., Lowell

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

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed" Comes to Life at Durgin Hall

Come for an incredible musical performnce by the renowned Andreas Kapsalis Trio who will present a live soundtrack to the historic feature-length animated film "The Adventures of Prince Achmed." Known to be the oldest surviving animated feature film, "Prince Achmed" was released in 1926 by German animator Lotte Reiniger and showcases a special technique called silhouette animation which involves manipulated cutouts made from cardboard and thin sheets of lead placed under a camera. The effect is stunning and haunting, and is brilliantly captured by the Andreas Kapsalis Trio, who include their live soundtrack as part of their repertoire. Don't miss this amazing one-time only event, co-sponsored by the UMass Lowell Music Department and the 119 Gallery.

Admission: $5 general public | Free for UML students w/ID

Mon., Nov. 16, 7:30pm, UMass Lowell Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder Street

Visit the Andreas Kapsalis Trio at www.andreaskapsalis.com

Michal Goldman's "At Home in Utopia" Premieres in Lowell

"At Home in Utopia" | A film by Michal Goldman

What does it take to get housing that's good for our children? What does it take to build a community where we want to live? Does it take a movement? During the 1920s, thousands of immigrant factory workers managed to build cooperative apartment houses that they owned and ran themselves. When they were hit by the Great Depression, they fought alongside others to win the social safety net that we are now in danger of losing. The film "At Home in Utopia" tells their story. Presented in partnership with UMass Lowell, Lowell National Historical Park, and the Lowell Film Collaborative, with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Join a dynamic panel discussion following the film with the following guest panelists:
Michal Goldman, Filmmaker

Bob Forrant, Professor/UMass Lowell Regional Economics and Social Development
Lindolfo Carballo, Community Action to Support Affordability (CASA)

Thur., Nov. 19, 6:30pm (Refreshments), 7pm (Screening)
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street. Free admission

Performance Celebrates 17th Century Poet Anne Bradstreet
Anne Dudley Bradstreet, who was born in England in 1612 and spent much of her life living in Andover, MA, is widely believed to be the first North American poet. In anticipation of the 400 year anniversary of her birth, several cultural institutions from Andover and North Andover will celebrate her life and work with a performance of poetry and music titled "To My Dear Children: An Afternoon with Mistress Anne Dudley Bradstreet and the Essex Chamber Music Players."

The presentation will feature Bradstreet's story told by Andover storyteller Susan Lenoe, who will be in costume, as well as three contemporary musical works inspired by her poetry and performed by the Essex Chamber Music Players.

Co-sponsored by the North Andover and Andover historical societies, the Essex Chamber Music Players, and the North Parish Church. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and can be purchased at the Andover bookstore, the North Andover or Andover Historical Societies or online at http://www.mvarts.info.com.

Sun., Nov. 15, 2pm, North Parish Church, 190 Academy Rd., N. Andover

For more information on this concert or the ECMP, contact Mike Finegold at 978 470-1584 or at ecmp314@comcast.net or visit http://www.essexchambermusicplayers.org.

Aprons Make a Comeback at the ATHM

Those fabulous fifties! An era of malt shops, diners, rock 'n roll, and ...aprons? ATHM relives the nostalgia of the 1950s with the iconic aprons that are celebrating resurgence in popularity. The exhibit showcases many of these one-of-a-kind accessories from the 50s in a bright, colorful, and fun manner, ranging from the totally useful (protecting clothing from cooking spatters), to flowery half-aprons worn by suburban housewives, to those worn by waitresses in the diners of the day, and the elegant confections known as hostess or cocktail aprons worn solely as accessories while entertaining guests at home. A section of novelty aprons, such as those made from handkerchiefs, and also some travel souvenir aprons will also be on display.

"Aprons: Fifties FUNctional Fashion" runs Nov. 7, 2009 - April 18, 2010

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.

Art Works: A Portrait of the Artist in a Starving Economy

It's never easy to make money by making art, but a recession poses particular challenges for the local artistic community. How are local galleries, theatre companies and musicians adapting to today's economic realities? In the last Real Talk for 2009, Panelists from across the Bay State's small artistic organizations talk about what works, what doesn't and what Massachusetts needs to do to keep the arts flourishing.

Panelists include:
Julie Crites, Director of Program planning, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Janelle Gilchrist, Dance Company Manager, BalletRox
Michelle Hoover, Editor & Novelist, Boston University & Grub Street Inc.
Jeffrey Poulos, Executive Director, StageSource

Moderated by: LZ Nunn, Director, Cultural Organization of Lowell

Tue., Nov. 10, 6:30-8 pm, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market Building, Boston
Networking reception to follow with free hors d'oeuvres. RSVP at
rsvp@massinc.org or call 617-742-6800 ext.131

The American Textile History Museum Presents:
Changing Landscapes: Contemporary Chinese Fiber Art
October 24, 2009 - March 14, 2010

The first exhibition of contemporary Chinese fiber art ever to travel to the United States, this exhibit is a snapshot of how three generations of artists working in fiber media are documenting, navigating, and responding to the tremendous economic, political, and social changes that have transformed the Chinese landscape over the past decade. Includes two-dimensional tapestries as well as sculptural work celebrating virtuosity of technique and profound cultural and artistic expression.

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.

Make a Wish at the 119 Gallery

A three-channel video projection, Make a Wish by Denis Dumas combines images of thunder storms and water with an accompanying soundtrack of voiced concerns to envelop the gallery in an electrical storm of uncertainty. Watery surfaces spill with a myriad of visions that form a layered collage of contemporary troubles. Mixing real and virtual imagery, Dumas creates multiple points of view that redefine domestic, political, ecological, social, and economic ideas.

Dumas' installation is intended to empower us eliciting our resolve in the face of real and conjured threats. Like the artist, we are to summon our own sense of individual identity as a rudder to navigate through confusing circumstances and environments.

Make a Wish is on exhibit at the 119 Gallery through November 14
Gallery hours are Tue-Sat, 12 noon - 5 pm

For more information visit www.119gallery.org

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.

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

Revolving Museum FUN-raiser and Party

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

Calls to Artists

Material is Language
119 Gallery 's Fifth Annual Juried Show
Entry deadline: Nov 17, 5 pm

Juror: Nick Capasso, Senior Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
Exhibit Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 20
Reception: Dec. 5, 3-6 pm
Entry Fee: $40 for non-members. If you are not a gallery member, or your membership has expired, the entry fee is $40, which entitles you to Creative Level membership and exhibition in the 2010 annual members show. Visit www.119gallery.org.

Postcards From the Edge
A Benefit for Visual AIDS

Hosted by ZieherSmith Gallery, www.Ziehersmith.com

DEADLINE: Postmark Thursday, December 10, 2009 (NO late entries)

Artists must be 18 years or older to participate. Only one entry per
artist. For details, go to: http://www.thebody.com/visualaids/current/postcards2009_artists.htm


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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