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Friday, November 20, 2009

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November 19, 2009
"Pain is temporary, failure lasts forever." -- Lance Armstrong
City of Lights Countdown is On!

On and Off the Wall at the ALL Arts Gallery

'Home is Where the ART Is' at the Revolving Museum

"At Home In Utopia" Screens TONIGHT in Lowell

"Food, Inc." at Life Alive Cafe

Fifties FUNctional Fashion: Aprons, presented by the American Textile History Museum

Free Holiday Concert with the USAG Bank of Liberty

New Exhibit Opens at the NEQM

Andover Chamber Music Presents "The Baroque Big Band"

New England Fiber Collective at the Whistler House Museum of Art


"Star Trek 2009" PLUS Buffet at Mickey's Bar & Grill

Women's Works' Holiday Art and Craft Fair

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Revolving Museum Youth Art Event

Calls to Artists
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City of Lights Countdown is On!

The City of Lowell kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, November 28 at the Annual City of Lights Parade and Holiday Art Stroll from 11am - 8pm. Enjoy family activities, music and other holiday treats!
New this year: Holiday Stocking Stuffer Scavenger Hunt!

Additional Activities Include:
* 2nd Annual Hot Chocolate Competition
* Trolley Rides
* Street Performers
* Festival of Wreaths
* Arts & Crafts
* Photos with Santa ($3 per photo)

Volunteer with us and be a part of the fun! For volunteer information, please call 978-674-1483.

For information on City of Lights, including a detailed schedule of events, visit www.lowell.org.

On and Off the Wall at the ALL Arts Gallery

Elements II: On and Off the Wall
Where: ALL Arts Gallery
November 7 - November 22, 2009

Height, width and depth. Shape, space, value, texture, line, color, time and movement... An exhibition of 3D artwork
Participating ALL members:
Bill Turville, Michal Truelsen, Steve Syverson, Gwen Stith, Tina Silverio, Dug North, Sharon Levy, Arlette Laan, Chrissy Theo Hungate, Pamela Howland, Erika Grunwald, Eva Glazebrook, Barbara Fletcher, Lolita Demers

'Home is Where the ART Is' at the Revolving Museum

On Saturday, November 21 from 7-10:30pm, The Revolving Museum hosts a house warming party, Home is Where the Art Is!, at their new location at 122 Western Avenue.
Everyone is invited to learn more about the museum's youth programs at this special event that includes an evening of music, food and fun. The festivities include a fashion art auction, music and live performances, along with light refreshments and a cash bar. Tours of the new facilities will be offered throughout the night.
Admission is free for kids under 16; $10 for museum members, students and artists; and $25 donation for all others. All proceeds from the event support the museum's community art and education programs. Tickets may be purchased over the phone at 978-937-2787, online at www.revolvingmuseum.org, or at the door.
For more information visit www.revolvingmuseum.org.

"At Home In Utopia" Screens TONIGHT in Lowell

"At Home in Utopia" | A film by Michal Goldman
Free admission!

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. "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 an informative post-film discussion 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

For more information, visit www.athomeinutopia.com and the Filmmakers Collaborative.

"Food, Inc." at Life Alive Cafe

"You'll never look at dinner the same way again ...."
Join Life Alive Urban Oasis and Cafe, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project/WorldPEAS CSA, and the Lowell Film Collaborative for this special screening of Robert Kenner's must-see, award-winning documentary, "Food, Inc."!
Sat., Nov. 21, 8pm, Life Alive Urban Oasis & Cafe, 194 Middle St., Lowell
Admission is FREE. Seating is limited!
Dinner will be served until 7:45pm

Learn more about "Food, Inc." at www.foodincmovie.com

Fifties FUNctional Fashion: Aprons, presented by the American Textile History Museum

American Textile History Museum Presents: Aprons: Fifties FUNctional Fashion.
November 7, 2009 - April 18, 2010. Relive the nostalgia of the 1950s with these one-of-a-kind accessories from the 1950s, from the flowery half-aprons worn by suburban housewives to those worn by diner waitresses to cocktail aprons worn just for show.
Located at 491 Dutton St.
Free with paid admission to the Museum.

For more information, visit www.athm.org.

Free Holiday Concert with the USAG Bank of Liberty

Free Holiday concert at Lowell Memorial Auditorium featuring USAF Band of Liberty
Tue., Dec. 1, 7pm

For further questions, please call Jon Linker 781-377-2436

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.

For more information, visit www.nequiltmuseum.org.

Andover Chamber Music Presents "The Baroque Big Band"

Andover Chamber Music presents "The Baroque Big Band", your new holiday tradition! Dazzling Baroque Concertos performed without a conductor by the dynamic members of Mistral. Warm and fuzzy like you have never felt it. A loving tribute to Hart Leavitt, ACM board member emeritus.
Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 @7:30 pm
First Church Congregational
11 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 @5:00 pm
South Church
41 Central St.
Andover, MA 01810

For more information please contact: Jessica Ruda at either 978 474 6222 or sales@AndoverChamberMusic.org. You may also visit the website: www.AndoverChamberMusic.org

New England Fiber Collective at the Whistler House Museum of Art

Simultaneous Shows: Nov. 21 to Dec. 31, 2009
Reception: Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 pm - 4 pm
In the Parker Gallery
Annual Juried Members Exhibition 2009
A diverse representation of the artist/members' work including oil, watercolor, mixed media, photography, and more...

In the Member's Room
New England Fiber Collective
'Surface Design' sounds so industrial. Somehow it doesn't conjure up the complex relationship between our sensations and our imaginations. The textures, colors, even smells of certain fabrics speak directly to our memories and fantasies. Joanne Scanlan Hart, Julie Lupien Nussbaum, Mary Walter and Stanley Pinckney, the artists of the New England Fiber Collective, use fabric and dyes to capture the images enveloped in this flood of emotions.

For more information, visit www.whistlerhouse.org


Centro Bar & Restaurant, 24 Market Street
October 12 through the holidays
Reception: Sun., Nov. 22 from 1-3 pm

'SLAM! BAM! BOOM!' Art Reception featuring Action Abstraction paintings by David LeBlanc.
From the artist:
"The explosion of the primary colors of the old three-color press and gentle criss-crossing painterly drips in my Action Abstract paintings delve into the essential questions of the use of color, composition and balance of abstract expressionism over pure content and representational painting. Simultaneously, I integrate tangible elements of pop art (numbers, prices, etc.) through images from Action Comics covers featuring Superman from the 1930's-1950's. The "under-painting" of these canvases include photographs, drawings, words and numbers from comic books or representative of those that would be found on those covers that serve as structural anchors within the work. What are produced are spontaneous, layered pictures of acrylic and acrylic latex enamel paint combined with collage generating varied textures and depth within each painting. The combination gives my canvases depth and pop."

"Star Trek 2009" PLUS Buffet at Mickey's Bar & Grill

Come to Mickey's Bar and Grill in Lowell (179 Central Street) for Sunday movies PLUS buffet!
Join us for this Sunday's film!
November 22: "Star Trek 2009"

Buffet opens at 1pm. Movies screen on Sundays at 2 and 6pm.
Admission: Buffet and Movie - $10 adults, $7 children, $8 students (with I.D.)

Each time you watch a movie at Mickey's you'll receive a contest entry ticket. Drawing held at end of 6pm showing on January 31, 2010. Movies open to all ages (note: R rating requires under 17 to be accompanied by adult); contest open to 18+.
Upcoming films:
November 29: "Angels & Demons"
December 6: "Night at the Museum 2: Smithsonian"
December 13: "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince"

For full film information, visit www.mickeydoyle.com

Women's Works' Holiday Art and Craft Fair

Women's Works' Holiday Art & Craft Fair
Celebrating the Creativity of Women at UMass Lowell
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2 - 8 p.m., in the beautiful UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in downtown Lowell.
Holiday Shopping
Start your holiday shopping and find something unique from a bountiful array of art works, hand crafts, artisanal foods and books - all created by women associated with UMass Lowell.
  • Felting
  • Silver jewelry
  • Watercolors
  • And much, much more!
  • Scarves of painted silk
  • Original note cards
  • Handmade chocolates
Continuous performance stage
Music, historic skits and spoken word add to the festivities.

Raffles - prizes throughout the day
Prizes from local businesses add to the fun.

Wine and cheese tasting, silent auction
Join us for wine and cheese, 6 - 8 p.m., and bid on special high-ticket items.

General admission $5; students $1
Advanced sales: $25 for 6 tickets
Admission and a portion of all sales will support the Center for Women and Work, dedicated to improving the conditions of work and economic opportunities for women.

Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union
UMass Lowell Office of the Chancellor
Center for Women and Work

Last Call for artists, artisans and performers (UMass Lowell alumni, staff, faculty, partners, etc) Contact Darcie Boyer ASAP at 978-934-4380 or cww@uml.edu about availabilities.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS: Indian Hill Music's Opera Workshop presents Gian Carlo Menotti's beloved one-act Christmas opera about a poor family visited by the Three Kings on their way to see the Christ child. Fully-staged production directed by Mary Crowe. Four shows:
Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 5 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 6 at 2 pm
Recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets are $22/adults, $12/children

Indian Hill Music School, 36 King Street (Rte. 495/Exit 30), Littleton, MA. For more information, call 978-486-9524 or visit www.indianhillmusic.org

Revolving Museum Youth Art Event

Revolving Museum Youth Art Event
Saturday, December 19, 2009
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Western Avenue Studios, 4th Floor
122 Western Avenue
The Revolving Museum Youth present creations from the 2009 fall semester on Sat., Dec. 19, 7-10pm on the 4th floor gallery of Western Avenue Studios. Young artists from the Artbotics class will demonstrate kinetic sculptures that combine computer science and visual design. The Vanguardian Art group will perform on African Drums that they made with drum artist, Dan Holt. Fashion tote bags and hats created in the 8-Weeks class will be exhibited as well. Join us to tour our new classrooms, meet our students and celebrate their artworks.
For more information please contact the Revolving Museum at 978-YES-ARTS.

Calls to Artists

The Second Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

The Arts League of Lowell is inviting submissions to its Second annual
juried photography exhibition - EXPOSED II .

1st prize - $500.00, 2nd prize $250.00

The show will take place at the ALL Arts Gallery, January 2009-February 21, 2010.
Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration.

Deadline for submission: Monday, Dec. 7.
Jurying will be done by e-mail ONLY.

Prospectus with full details and entry forms: http://www.artsleagueoflowell.com/gallery/EXPOSED%20II.pdf

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, visit:

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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