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November 25, 2009
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -- Aristotle
City of Lights Parade & Holiday Art Stroll: This SATURDAY!

Lowell's Creative Economy Featured in the Boston Globe
Local Filmmaker Premieres Documentary Tonight in Pelham

"Angels and Demons" PLUS Buffet at Mickey's Bar & Grill

Lunchtime Lecture on the 'Great Recession'

Free Holiday Concert with the USAG Bank of Liberty

Women's Works' Holiday Art and Craft Fair

Andover Chamber Music Presents "The Baroque Big Band"

New England Orchestra: 'Get A Handle on Handel'

Brush Gallery Holiday Marketplace & Cookie Competition

Lowell and Behold Celebrates CD Release

Jazz Brunch at the 119 Gallery

ALL Member Margot Stage Exhibits Her Fiber Work

Fiber Art Demonstration and Workshop by Robin Martel

Calls to Artists
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City of Lights Parade & Holiday Art Stroll: This SATURDAY!

The City of Lowell kicks off the holiday season this Saturday, November 28 at the Annual City of Lights Parade & Holiday Art Stroll from 11am - 8pm. Enjoy family activities, music and other holiday treats in downtown Lowell, all in addition to the City's anticipated parade and holiday decorative lighting!
New this year: Holiday Stocking Stuffer Scavenger Hunt!

Additional Activities Include:
* 2nd Annual Hot Chocolate Competition (vote for your favorite!)
* Trolley Rides
* Street Performers
* Festival of Wreaths
* Arts & Crafts
* Photos with Santa at City Hall ($3 per photo)

For information on the 2009 City of Lights Parade & Holiday Art Stroll, including a detailed schedule of events, visit www.lowell.org.

Lowell's Creative Economy Featured in the Boston Globe
Jon Bell & Bob Nista, co-owners of "The Space" in Lowell
Jon Bell & Bob Nista, co-owners of "The Space" in Lowell
Read about Lowell's arts community and its impact on the creative economy as featured in The Boston Globe, "Flurry of projects broadening Lowell's cultural vista."

Also featured is Lowell's newest hub for music, "The Space," located at Western Avenue Studios.

Local Filmmaker Premieres Documentary Tonight in Pelham

Fillmmaker and Lowell wrestling coach Tim O'Donnell will premiere his new documentary, "George: Wrestling with Resistance" at Chunky's Cinema Pub in Pelham, NH., tonight at 6:45pm. The screening is free and open to the public!
O'Donnell, a 2001 graduate of Alvirne High School in Hudson, NH, where he won a state wrestling title, is currently a teacher and chair of the Fine Arts Department,coaches wrestling at Springfield Central High School, and is a volunteer wrestling coach at the Doughboy Wrestling Club on Lincoln Street in Lowell.
"George: Wrestling with Resistance" is a touching documentary that has already enjoyed screenings at Brookline's Coolidge Corner Theater and at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Both events were sold out and covered by ESPN Radio, Fox News, and Channel 22 WWLP News.
Wed., Nov. 25, 6pm (food), 6:45pm (screening), Chunky's Cinema Pub, 150 Bridge St., Pelham, NH
Learn more about O'Donnell's film at www.georgewrestling.com

"Angels and Demons" 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 29:"Angels and Demons"

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:
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

Lunchtime Lecture on the 'Great Recession'

Professor Bob Forrant of the UMass Lowell Regional Economic & Social Development (RESD) department will unpack the economic realities of the "Great Recession" of 2008-09 in this fall's final lunchtime lecture at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. Forrant will examine both global and local situations and offer ideas for how our region can climb out of the economic ditch.
Register now for the talk and discussion and the free lunch that comes with the program. Seating is limited to 50, so reserve a spot or two this week by sending an email message to Professor Bill Mass of RESD at william_mass@uml.edu.
Mon., Nov. 30, 12pm, UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell
For more information visit www.uml.edu/college/arts_sciences/resd

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

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.

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 -- features 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 Orchestra: 'Get A Handle on Handel'

Join the Eliot Church Choir as they perform excerpts from Handel's Messiah, plus, Musical Director Heather MacRobie will showcase their new organ in Albinoni's Adagio for Organ and Strings.
The New England Orchestra will be joined by UML music students and the Lowell Youth Orchestra in festive music from around the world. Kay George Roberts conducts.
Sun., Dec. 6, 4pm, Eliot Presbyterian Church, 273 Summer St., Lowell.

Brush Gallery Holiday Marketplace & Cookie Competition

Visit the Brush Gallery Holiday Marketplace behind the National Park Visitor Center in downtown Lowell From Dec. 12 - 13 for the perfect cookie. Taste a variety of cookies made by Brush Gallery Artists old family recipes, vote for the one you like best, and then take a copy of the recipe with you so you can make great cookies for the holidays.
There will be a raffle of a variety of beautiful gift baskets including decadent chocolate, wonderful wine, sumptuous spas and creative candles.

Visitors may also stroll the studios of 13 talented resident artists, see the work of 22 associate artists, and discover an oasis that celebrates art and creativity.

The Holiday Marketplace starts on November 28 during Lowell's city-wide City of Lights celebration and runs through December 31. Find handcrafted items made here in Lowell by our own artists, including stained glass, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, photography and more.

For more information visit
events@thebrush.org or www.thebrush.org

Lowell and Behold Celebrates CD Release

Lowell and Behold CD Release Parties!
All ages welcomed | Admission just $5

Fri., Dec. 11, 7pm-1am: Lowell and behold electric night at Gemstones (above the Blue Shamrock, 105 Market St., Lowell)

Sat., Dec. 12, 7pm-1am: Lowell and Behold acoustic night at the 119 Gallery (119 Chelmsford St., Lowell)

Bands: Onslo, Coalmine Canary, The Kominas, Hot Day at the Zoo, Hetfield & Hetfield, Jen Kearney & the Lost Onion, The Whale Watchers, Runaway Red Wagon, 3 Dub Mice, Packrat, Beneath The Sheets, That Really Awesome Guy With A Guitar, Ralph Eats Dynamite, Pathos, The Bay State, Joshua Beetler, Manifest, Arielle Natale, The Sin Busters, Benedict Arnold, Cemetary Blues, Matt Ely, The Big Sway, Clara Berry, Oh My The Moon, Brandon Downs, Goosepimp Orchestra, The Bella Birds, Ladderlegs,

All proceeds will go to the Lowell and Behold Scholarship, which aids in a Lowell High senior to attend a collegiate music program.

Jazz Brunch at the 119 Gallery

Great art, great food, great music!
Celebrate the artists in our 5th Annual Juried Show
Sun., Dec. 13, 11am-2pm
Tickets $30

Brunch menu:
Assorted quiches: Spinach & feta, Mixed vegetable, Ham & cheese.
Pan fried potatoes, Scrambled eggs, Bacon & sausage.
French toast Station, Desert station.
Mimosas & Bloody Marys (included with ticket)

Smooth Jazz bythe Platz/Demos Duo:
Jeff Platz, guitar (
http://www.jeff-platz.com/) Kit Demos, double bass (http://www.myspace.com/chrysdemos)
"Mr.Platz produces beautiful tunes. He generates creative freedom through use of harmonic and melodic ingenuity". --- Jazz Review
"Kit has been swallowed whole by a passion for analog music synthesis which he incorporates into each of his performances". --- Out-Bop

To reserve in advance email jazz@119gallery.org
To pay in advance with PayPal, see Jazz Brunch on our website: http://www.119gallery.org/?p=2896

ALL Member Margot Stage Exhibits Her Fiber Work

View fiber artist Margot Stage's new work in downtown Lowell. "The Acre Across the Ages" depicts the cultural history of one of Lowell's most interesting neighborhoods. This three-fold screen will be displayed at the Pollard Library November 13-30 and at the Enterprise Bank at 222 Merrimack Street from November 30-December 18.

For more information contact mestage@comcast.net

Fiber Art Demonstration and Workshop by Robin Martel

Fiber Art Demonstration and Workshop by Robin Martel

Mixed media collage fiber artist, Robin Martell, will demonstrate how to use textile fibers such as angelina, tyvek, silk, ribbons, wool, bamboo, fabric, etc. to design handmade paper. The artist will demonstrate how to integrate "found" objects such as beads, buttons, postage stamps, vintage pins and glitter to add texture, sparkle and dimension to a collage project using handmade and commercial paper.
Each participant will work on his/her own project by integrating textile fibers into the design of handmade paper using angelina as the foundation fiber. Participants may bring bring ribbons, buttons or fabric to use in their project but it is not required. Robin Martell's work has sold in museums, art galleries, art auction shows, and in private collections. The artist has a mixed media collage art card line, Innisfree Cards.
Fri., Jan. 9, 2010, 1pm, Tewksbury Public Library
Sponsored by the Tewksbury Community of Artists www.tewksbury.info/tca

Calls to Artists

$50,000 Public Art Commission

Deadline: November 30
The Cambridge Arts Council (CAC) in Cambridge, MA is seeking an artist/team to create art for the public realm along the Cambridge Street Corridor. The Cambridge Street Corridor site is defined by Inman Square on the west end to Lechmere Square on the east. This is a stretch of urban street, a little over one mile in length, that reaches three different neighborhoods and is a vibrant mix of demographics, businesses, homes, and street activity.
The final commissioned project may be in any of the arts and design media - visual, performing, mixed media, architectural, landscape, social, etc., and can be temporary, durational, or permanent events or objects.
The Cambridge Street Commission process/timeline will be as follows:
Artists submit images of previous work and biographic information
Art Jury selects up to 10 finalists
Finalists attend required workshop on Public Art
Up to 10 finalists paid $1,000 each to create a proposal and a visual presentation
All proposals exhibited in the CAC Gallery for consideration and discussion by the public/Committee
Site Committee selects one artist/team to be awarded with the $50,000 commission
The selected artist/team then executes the project in public

How to Submit:
Submit images and/or video of past work and biographic information at
For more information about Cambridge Arts Council programs please visit www.cambridgeartscouncil.org. For technical support using Slideroom, please e-mail support@slideroom.com. For other questions please contact CAC Public Art Administrator, Jeremy Gaucher at jgaucher@cambridgema.gov; 617-349-4388.
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

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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