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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lush Beads April 2010 Newsletter

* First Saturdays Open Studios this weekend from 12-5PM
* Chronicle appearance!
* REMINDER - Ugly Necklace Contest II!
* May Day events at Lush Beads and Western Avenue Studios


First Saturdays is upon us again! Join us this Saturday, April 3rd,
from noon to 5PM. It would be a great outing for you and the family,
especially if you have out-of-town visitors for Easter or Passover.
The weather forecast looks great, so please join us.


In some -very- exciting news, the Western Avenue Studios will be
featured in an upcoming episode of Chronicle. While I was not
interviewed, some footage was shot in my studio so you may see your
favorite bead store on Chronicle! The show will air "in a few weeks".
When I have an air date, I will let you know! Chronicle is shown
on WCVB channel 5.

Today's Lowell Sun features an article regarding the filming:

And here are some behind-the-scenes photos taken by some of our
resident photographers:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrienbisson/4479793956 - this album has
2 pics of me in it.


Reminder - The submission deadline for the Ugly Necklace Contest II is
in just under a month, on April 28th. I hope you are all working hard
on your entries. Should the Chronicle piece air before May open
studios, we will have a HUGE crowd to view and vote on these pieces!

Submission deadline: Wednesday April 28, 2010
Judging by artists & the public: Saturday May 1, 2010
Winners announced: Saturday May 1, 2010 at 5PM

Rules & Submission Forms: http://lushbeads.com/uglynecklace.php


And now we are six. :-)

On Saturday, May 1st, Lush Beads will have its annual anniversary sale
and celebration. We will have our famous "pick a chip" sale, giving
you anywhere from a 10-50% discount on your purchase. There will be
cake and refreshments at 1PM. We will also have a guessing contest,
and the winner will receive beads! And of course, there is the Ugly
Necklace contest voting happening just outside our door.

May 1st will also be the Spring Art Thing, where 30+ artists at
Western Ave celebrate Moms, Dads, and Grads! Collect hole punches
from participating studios to enter to win a gift certificate. The
more hole punches you get, the larger the gift certificate you can
enter to win!

Please spend your May Day with us at Western Ave!


Lush Beads
122 Western Avenue, Studio A-313, Lowell, MA 01851
978-459-7240 ~ http://lushbeads.com/

Hours: Wed-Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4. Tues: Holiday hours or by
appt. Closed Mon. (Subject to change, always check the website for

Monday, March 29, 2010

Just TEN Days Away! The 3rd Annual Lowell Film Festival, April 8-10

Lowell Film Collaborative

Bringing the magic of film to the Mill City    |    April - May 2010

Upcoming Events!
A Marx Brothers Revue!
"China Blue" Exposes All
"River Cycle" Premieres in Lowell
Food & Film at Garcia Brogan's
A Special Thanks
About the Lowell Film Collaborative
Your support will help keep our film events coming!

* Thank you *

Thanks to those who help make our events possible:

Lowell National Historical Park

Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL)

Lowell Telecommunications

Lowell Green Building Commission

119 Gallery

The Revolving Museum

Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus

Athenian Corner Greek Restaurant

Garcia Brogan's Cantina, Pub & Restaurant

Pollard Memorial Library

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Lowell Irish Cultural Committee

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Life Alive Organic Cafe

Moses Greeley Parker Lectures

Massachusetts Cultural Council



Help bring more independent film to Lowell!

Please pass this newsletter on to friends
and family who care about film and who wish to support a film movement in the Mill City. We want to hear from you, so visit our blog and share your feedback & suggestions!

 { Bette, Boris, Groucho, Charlie, and MORE! }

The 3rd Annual Lowell Film Festival
"Hollywood & the Great Depression:
10-cent Entertainment During Difficult Times"

Thursday, April 8 -  Saturday, April 10

Lowell Film Fest 2010

Greetings, Film Buffs!
The City of Lowell is just TEN days away from celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood at the 3rd Annual Lowell Film Festival! This year we salute the cinematic treasures that soothed the country's psyche during the economic turmoil of the Great Depression. These are the great classics of today featuring the legendary stars we've come to idolize ... come dressed for the weekend in your best 1930's garb!

Don't miss the following!
* Opening Night Soiree (April 8) at Athenian Corner Restaurant -- 1930's dress encouraged!
* 1930's-themed cocktail specials at local restaurants
* Specially priced breakfast deals at local diners (April 10)
* Late-night films: "Frankenstein" and "Bride of Frankenstein"
* Midnight screenings at Dharma Buns Sandwich Company

Get the full Festival schedule at

Keep up with the Fest!    > Facebook    > Twitter

A Marx Brothers Revue
Three nights of the best of the BEST in celebration of the Lowell Film Festival!

A Marx Brothers RevueFriday, April 2 @ 7PM 
"Horse Feathers"

Saturday, April 3 @ 7PM
"Duck Soup"

Monday, April 5 @ 7PM
"A Night at the Opera"

Usher in the Lowell Film Festival one weekend early with Dharma Buns Sandwich Company and Athenian Corner Restaurant! Bring your best buddies for a night of laughter and see the legendary Marx Brothers, dinner-and-a-movie style!

See the full schedule >   Lowell Film Fest "Related Film Events"
"China Blue"
Special guest speaker:
UMass Lowell Emerita Jean Pyle

Monday, April 12China Blue
Middlesex Community College Federal Building Assembly Room
50 Kearney Square, Lowell
Free admission!

Shot clandestinely at a blue-jeans factory in southern China, '"China Blue'" reveals what international retail companies don't want us to see: how the clothes we buy are actually made. Discover the striking parallels of these compelling stories to Lowell in the days of its boarding houses and 'mill girls'. Co-sponsored by Middlesex Community College Cultural Connections, UMass Lowell Department of Regional Economic and Social Development, and the Lowell Film Collaborative.

Please join us for a reception and post-film discussion with guest speaker Jean Pyle.

Learn more >   "China Blue" on PBS's Independent Lens
"River Cycle: The Concord in Lowell"
A special Earth Day film event with a presentation by Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust

Tuesday, April 20
River Cycle: The Concord in Lowell
Lowell National Historical Park
246 Market Street, Lowell
Free admission!

Commemorate Earth Day and explore the beauty and history of Lowell's historic Concord River in director Chad Montrie's locally produced documentary short. Hear more about the river's relationship to Lowell's mill past and learn more about the Concord River Greenway Park and other programs of the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, whose mission is to reconnect people to the river and its broader environment. Co-sponsored by UMass Lowell, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Lowell National Historical Park, and the Lowell Film Collaborative.

See the official trailer >   River Cycle: The Concord in Lowell
Learn more > Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
"One Man's Hero"
A story of faith, devotion, and the fight for freedom.

Tuesday, May 4
One Man's Hero7:30PM
Garcia Brogan's Cantina, Pub & Restaurant
131 Middlesex Street, Lowell
Admission: $5

Enjoy delicious dinner and beverages before, during, or after the film!

Don't miss our first event at Garcia Brogan's restaurant in the Hamilton Canal District! Still a bit of a controversial picture (and more renowned in Mexico than in the U.S.), "One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Brigade" or "San Patricios," a group of Irish immigrants in the U.S. Army who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ethnic prejudice during the Mexican-American War. Co-sponsored by the Irish Cultural Committee, St. Patrick's Church, Garcia Brogan's, and the Lowell Film Collaborative.

Visit Garcia Brogan's in Lowell > www.garciabrogans.com

Did you attend our White Stripes screening?
If so, our thanks to YOU!

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out to our screening of the White Stripes documentary, "Under Great White Northern Lights." We truly appreciated the support you gave -- your generous donations helped us pay for all our screening costs. Thank you all once again -- we hope you enjoyed it!

The Lowell Film Collaborative


The Lowell Film Collaborative (LFC) is a grassroots organization dedicated to growing the burgeoning artistic community of Lowell, Massachusetts, by celebrating the art of moving pictures. Our passion is film!

> Read more about the LFC
> Become a Screen Partner or Screen Sponsor - Learn more
> View our Schedule of Film Events by date

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119 Gallery April Newsletter


Gotta' Have It
April 6 - 30


Crank Sturgeon
Crank Sturgeon, Qfwfq Duo, Trachypithecene Entity
Thu April 1, 8pm - 11pm

Strotter Inst

Noise from Switzerland
Fri April 2, 8pm - 11pm

Lowell Poetry Network
Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo [NYC] featured poets
with Apocalypso Trio

Sat April 3, 2pm - 8pm

Emmanuel Lalande
Thu April 8, 8pm - 9pm

Fri April 9th + 10th
8pm - 9pm

Daniel Francis Doyle
Abram Taber Math the Band Daniel Francis Doyle The Woodrow Wilsons Packrat Produced by Ben Farley
Tue April 13, 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Dance + Fashion Show
Thur Apr 15, 2010

Herb Robertson Trio
Fri April 16, 8pm - 9pm

Spiral Event
Sat April 17, 7pm - 1am

Field Recording Workshop
Description Field Recording
with Rick Breault
Sun April 18, 11am - 3pm

Lowell Poetry Network
FreeVervse + Open mic with Janet Stevenson
Thu April 22, 6:30pm - 9pm

Dinner and a Movie
A classic Khymer film
Fri April 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Forrest Larson
Sat, April 24, 8pm - 9pm

Analogue Heaven North East
More info here - http://stretta.com/ahne/2010/ Produced by Eric Crawley and Mike Fun
Sunday Apr 25

Sound Thinking
UMass Lowell Dept of Music
Thu, April 29 7pm - 11pm

Grassroots Arts Conference
Friday, Apr 30 - May 2

Visit our Sponsors

Lowell Telecommications Corporation

UML Art Department

Gotta' Have It...
Cambodian Artist Exhibit 2010


April is the month of the Cambodian New Year. To celebrate, this
show will be based around consumerism and Cambodia as a developing country and America in its debt. Throughout the month of April, we will have events relating to Cambodia, including a dance and fashion show, dinner and a movie, and more.
Curated by Setheyny

Cambodian Dance + Fashion Show

Traditional Cambodian Fashion and Dance


Showcasing fashions by the local bridal shop that's located on Chelmsford Street, the night will feature performances by the Angkor Dance Troupe and the Adams Project.
Crank Sturgeon
Thu April 1, 8pm - 11pm
Crank Sturgeon, Qfwfq Duo, Trachypithecene Entity
Sturgeon has been active in the noise and performance art since 1992. He has giddily blurred the lines of quasi-art lecture/presentation with a circus of high volume, irreverent pun, and punk sensibility. Come see the show! guaranteed to be fun and interesting.

Strotter Inst + Baker/Bisson Duo
Fri April 2, 8pm - 11pm
After more than ten years of making music with turntables, tapes and loops the swiss based musician, artist, performer and architect Christoph Hess started in 1998 the project Strotter Inst. to concentrate just on the manipulation of turntables not using any records or sounds made by someone or something else. Live, Strotter Inst. is generating dense sound- and rhythmstructures by using five modified and manipulated lenco-turntables and various cut or scotched records. The music ranges from a low-fi rumble changing into concrete clicks and scrapes, followed by epic drones and multilayered broken beats to fall back into tricky bass-meditations.

Lowell Poetry Network
Sat April 3, 2pm - 8pm  Tickets $12 in advance/$15 at door.
Tables set up with food, beer & wine.
Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo [NYC] featured poets with Apocalypso Trio: [Boston, Brooklyn NY, Lowell] Joe Burgio - movement, Shayna Dulberger - double bass, delay, Walter Wright - analog synths & video & John Voigt Group: [Boston] Jon Damian - guitar, Joshua Jefferson - sax, John Voigt - bass, Joe Livolsi - drums There will be an open mic! Local poets are invited to read. following the poetry readings and open mic - 8pm Kevin Frenette Group: Kevin Frenette - guitar, James Rohr - Fender Rhodes, Kit Demos - bass, Johnny McLellan - drums.
Tickets or reservations email artguy@119gallery.org

Herb Robertson Trio
Fri April 16, 8pm - 9pm
Herb Robertson Trio: [NJ] Herb Robertson - trumpet, Dave Kaczorowski - bass, Adrian Valosin - drums. $10 donation at the door. "This trio of in-the-moment composers is a perfect setting for Robertson's aggressive extended techniques and forceful horn manipulations...Kaczorowski and Valosin are strong promoters of forward motion and creativity, two qualities needed when running with a beast like the fabulous Robertson."
- Ken Weiss, Cadence Magazine April 2009

119 Gallery promotes contemporary and new media art, innovative ideas and cutting-edge techniques with a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, performances and community-based arts services. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and means to explore and experience new, innovative art.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

ALL News: Three ALL Photographers exhibiting at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union

Art at Tremont Yard
A Series of Open House Art Exhibitions

You are invited to an exhibition of striking, nature-themed photographic works.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 6pm-8pm at 1 Tremont Place, Lowell, MA 01854

In the new Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union building off of Father Morissette Boulevard next to the Lowell Post Office.

Featuring the work of:
Lisa Anderson Bisson
Ted Ogonowski
Amanda Mae Frankland

Brought to you by Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union in partnership with the Arts League of Lowell.

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