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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, May 26

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"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."

-- Jimi Hendrix

Upcoming events at The Space

Don't miss the following events at The Space, Lowell's state-of-the-art rehearsal and recording studio! Events include a clinic with British guitarist Jeff Purchon (May 27), the Lowell Jazz Day Camp (July 12-23), and Open Mic Night (June 4).
More information: www.inthespace.net

"Immigrant Murals" project unveiled at UTEC, May 27

The Revolving Museum and the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) present an art event unveiling the project Immigrant Murals, an exclusive showcase of portable murals created by youth artists that will engage attendees with a visual representation of Lowell's diverse immigrant community.
More information: www.revolvingmuseum.org

Innovative Cities Conference, June 17 - 19

Innovative Cities: Best Practices in Urban Developement | This conference brings together urban planners, urban policy professionals, public administrators, scholars, students, and the interested public to share knowledge about successful strategies for economic and social development.
More information: http://www.innovativecitiesconference.com

Poetry & writing workshops with Tom Daley

Registrations are now being accepted for classes offered by Tom Daley in creative writing as well as the writing of memoirs and poetry. Class times and locations vary.
More Information:

Lasell College at ATHM, May 15 - August 1

"Inspired Design: Lasell College at ATHM" | Showcases contemporary hat designs by talented young designers from Lasell College, paired with the hats from American Textile History Museum's amazing historic collection that inspired them.
More Information: www.athm.org

Ayer Lofts Gallery Summer Solstice Show, starts June 5

The Ayer Lofts Gallery are once again showing their talents including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and photography. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, June 6. Hours are Saturday and Sundays from Noon - 4pm.
More Information: www.ayerlofts.com


Brenda Cirioni at the Groton Public Library, through June 28

Artist Brenda Cirioni's ethereal, impressionistic landscapes are inspired by the land around her -- woods, pastures and ponds. Her work is now featured at the Groton Public Library.
More information: www.gpl.org

From Mundane Foundations to Monsters, June 2 - 27

Artist Michael Miller combines found objects (wood from dismantled mills, scrap metal from abandoned lots in Lowell, and store-bought hardware) into canvas-like structures, then layers them with varnish, oil, and acrylic, alternately building up and tearing down the surface.
More Information: theloadingdockgallery.com

Civil War film series at Pollard Library, May 15 - June 25

All films shown in conjunction with Pollard Library's display of Forever Free, a traveling exhibition that "reexamines President Lincoln's efforts toward the abolition of slavery during the Civil War."
More information: www.pollardml.org

"Wanderings" at Centro Restaurant, through June

Downtown Lowell restaurant Centro will feature the works of Arts League of Lowell (ALL) artist and member Kellie Weeks from her series titled "Wanderings," encaustic paintings based on self-seeking and self-searching. The series is on display through June.

Light of Cambodian Children Transit Market, June 20

Light of Cambodian Children's upcoming Transit Market features musical performances, free arts and crafts tables, pottery wheel, face painting, Khmer cooking demo, artisan products, games and prizes, and more. Presented as part of the "More Than a Number" exhibit.
More Information: www.reaksmey.org

May events at the 119 Gallery

Don't miss May at the 119 Gallery | Exhibits and events include: Billerica: Time and Place -- Eugene C. Vining Elementary Student Show, A|Symmetrical Love: Photography Exhibit 2010, and GAN-e-meed Theater's production of "Hamlet."
More information: www.119gallery.org

Calls to Artists

Art in Whistler Park
Thursday, June 3 and Thursday, June 17, 5-8pm. Artist members of the Lowell Art Association, Inc./WhistlerHouse Museum of Art are welcome to bring art to sell. No registration fee. Membership must be current to participate. New members are welcome to purchase memberships and participate as well. Art can be displayed on your own tables and easels and can be hung on the fences. In the event of rain, tables will be supplied in the Parker Gallery. Members are welcome to use their own easels as well. This event is open to the public. Email jdyment@whistlerhouse.org for a registration form.

Registration is open for Lowell Open Studios
Now through June 1, save $10 on your registration fee and pay just $40. On June 2 the fee increases to $50. If you registered last year, your personal information is still active. Login at

Payments may be paid via PayPal or in person at Van Gogh's Gear, 200 Middle Street, Lowell. Mail payments to: Lowell Open Studios, c/o The Arts League of Lowell, P.O. 7134, Lowell, MA 01852.

Art in the Courtyard at the Lowell Folk Festival
Exhibit and sell your art and fine crafts at the Lowell Folk Festival. Deadline: June 1.
Click here for prospectus and on-line application

Art Quilts Lowell 2010 at the Brush Gallery
6th Annual Exhibition of Art Quilts; A venue of the Lowell Quilt Festival. Deadline: June 1. Click here for prospectus and on-line application

Quilt Candy in the Courtyard at the Lowell Quilt Festival
New! Exhibit and sell fiber related crafts at the Lowell Quilt Festival. Deadline: June 1. Click here for prospectus and on-line application

About the COOL Cultural E-newsletter

The COOL Cultural E-newsletter is emailed every week by the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) in conjunction with the Lowell Cultural Roundtable. News items for consideration may be sent to scromwell@lowellma.gov. Please limit description to no more than two lines of text and include full contact information and URL if applicable.

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If there is an upcoming event that you would like to put on the COOL calendar (www.cultureiscool.org), email LZ Nunn at LZNunn@lowellma.gov to obtain a password.

Links to our cultural community:

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

American Textile History Museum, www.athm.org

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

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