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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, June 30

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-- Benjamin Disraeli

City of Lowell Independence Day Fireworks, July 5

Celebrate Independence Day in Lowell on Monday, July 5! Spend the day by the Merrimack River and hear live entertainment from 4 - 9pm from Hot Day at the Zoo, The Gentleman Songsters, Joe's Attic, and Sound by Tricia. Fireworks light up the skies immediately after the live music program!
More information: www.lowell.org

Armory Park Family Fun Event, July 10, 12-3pm

Bring the whole family to Armory Park for live entertainment, arts and crafts, games, music and food. Sponsored by: State Representative Kevin Murphy, Coalition for a Better Acre, Enterprise Bank, and City Councilor Rita Mercier.
More Information: 978-452-9995

First Saturday at Western Avenue Studios, July 3
The northeast's largest concentration of working artists in one facility opens its doors to the public the first Sat. of every month. See more than 160 artists in all disciplines, media and styles located in two converted mill buildings.
More Information: http://www.westernavenuestudios.com

Paste-up 2010, June 26 - July 18

As an art form, collage is all about thinking outside of the box. So be prepared to be intrigued, amazed, and maybe even puzzled by this juried show of small format collage works. The dictionary defines paste-up as a composition of "flat objects pasted to a sheet or other
backing." This exhibit is an excellent representation of that definition.
Artist Reception, Saturday, June 26, 2-5pm
More Information: www.artsleagueoflowell.com

Lowell celebrates the World Cup with "Playing for Peace"

Catch World Cup fever right here in Lowell at the City's "Playing for Peace" programs! Events include a soccer film screening, the 1st Annual Youth World Cup, and the ONE Lowell World Cup 2010. Presented in partnership with the City of Lowell, ONE Lowell, Pollard Memorial Library, and the Lowell Film Collaborative.
More information: http://www.cultureiscool.org/playing-for-peace-world-cup-events

Lowell Jazz Day Camp

A two week program, July 12 - 23. Two day program July 21 & 22. Both program's ensembles perform in front of Mambo Grill during Lowell Folk Festival on July 23. Two more programs: Aug. 9-13 (workshop 1) & 16-20 (workshop 2).
More Information: info@inthespace.net

Fast Paced Festival Kick-Off, July 24

The daytime lineup of the Lowell Folk Festival is kicking off with a bang. Get there early and catch some rising stars in the music world in intimate venues. Throughout the weekend there will be eight moderated workshop demonstrations sprinkled throughout the performance schedule.
More Information: www.lowellfolkfestival.org

"Menopause The Musical," Aug. 3 and 4

It's time to kick-up those high heels. The international hit show Menopause The Musical® is returning to Lowell Memorial Auditorium. The cast laughs at their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. The laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies from the classics of the '60s and '70s and '80s.
More Information: www.lowellauditorium.com

Lowell National Historical Park summer hours

Lowell National Historical Park canal boat tours move to daily operation rolling into the full summer season. Beginning June 27 - Aug. 23 the schedule expands tours to seven days a week. Reservations are required for all tours and can be made by calling 978-970-5000.
More Information: www.nps.gov/lowe

COOL Board seeks nominations for board members

The Board of Directors for the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) is seeking nominations to serve on the board at two and three year terms. If interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to lznunn@lowellma.gov by July 20 at 5pm.
More Information: www.cultureiscool.org

Pumpkin Art Festival Fine Art and Craft Exhibit and Sale, Sept. 11, 10am-3pm

Deadline to submit application is Sept. 1
Pumpkin Art Festival at the Tewksbury United Methodist Church. Space is limited: first come, first serve. No vendors; hand-made crafts only. TCA reserves the right to refuse any artwork.
More Information: www.tewksburycommunityofartists.com

"Every Broom and Bridget," Nov. 7, 3pm

Tom Daley will be performing his play about Emily Dickinson and her Irish servants, "Every Broom and Bridget," as a one-man show in a benefit for the Concord Poetry Center at the Emerson Umbrella For The Arts, 40 Stow St., Concord, MA. Tickets are ten dollars, and only available at the door the day of the show. Additional donations are appreciated.
More Information: www.paulamccarron.com


An Evening with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Nov. 20, 8pm

Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, celebrated his 40th year as a recording and performing musician in 2008. Jethro Tull formed in 1968 and became one of the biggest progressive rock bands of the '70s.
More Information: www.lowellauditorium.com

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.

Deadlines: To insure your posting is in the coming week's e-blast, we must receive it by the previous Friday.

To subscribe, send an email to scromwell@lowellma.gov with the subject line, "Please subscribe to COOL e-blast."

To unsubscribe, scroll down to the bottom of this e-newsletter and use the "SecureUnsubscribe" link.

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

119 Gallery, www.119gallery.org

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

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Downtown This Week 6/28/2010 - 7/05/2010

Fireworks on the Merrimack!  Monday, July 5. Also featuring live  musical entertainment at the Sampas Pavilion from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  For more information visit www.lowell.org       
In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Museum & Gallery News
Retail & Restaurant News 
Sidewalk Sales Downtown Lowell July 3, 10 & 17 From
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  Particiapting businesses:  Humanity, Cravings, Gissy's Boutique, Metro PCS Wireless for All, Welles Emporium, Giovanni's Trends, Dowontown Dancewear, Monkeys Ice Cream & Gifts, Sweet Lydia's.
Lowell Beer Works: 203 Cabot St.: "Saddle Up!"  For July, Lowell Beer Works features Wheat Beers and Southwestern Chow you'll be willing to ride across the range for!  - July's featured beers include Summerworks (a medium-bodied, unfiltered summer ale), Weizen Bock (a German style strong, dark wheat beer), Salem Amber Hefe (a spicy copper colored Hefe) and The Haymarket Hefe Weizen  (a German-style wheat beer brewed with authentic Weizen yeast).  Enjoy these great wheat beers along with  Beer Works' Southwestern menu specials including "BBQ Pork Sliders", "Grilled Chicken and Chipolte Sausages", "Pasillo Swordfish", "Texas Style Steaks", "Chocolate Mole Layer Cake" and more.  Beer Works is a great place for your Business or Personal Private Party - with space for groups of 20 to 300!  For details & availability please contact us at 978-937-2337 or lowell@beerworks.net.   Check out our Patio and Live Bands each week.  For more information visit www.beerworks.net.   
Cobblestones Restaurant, 91 Dutton Street:  Now Open Sundays!  Summer Hours 2:00 PM -10:00 PM.   For more information please visit www.cobblestonesoflowell.com.


Sports & Events 
ArtWalk Lowell 2010 is here! Celebrate the City of Lowell's vibrant art scene during Lowell's annual ArtWalk, a collection of storefront window art displays created by 17 Greater Lowell artists. View sculpture, collage, fabric art, photography, paintings, and other dynamic mediums cleverly arranged in both occupied and unoccupied storefront windows in Lowell's historic, cultural arts district. Each artist has designed a unique display representing their finest work and are eager to hear what you think!  WALK, VOTE, WIN!  For more information visit:  www.cultureiscool.org/lowell-artwalk-2010.

The Lowell Folk Festival, July 23 through 25. For information  please visit the Festival website at www.lowellfolkfestival.org.

Lowell Spinners: Individual tickets for the 2010 Spinners season are now on sale, by phone and in-person. Tickets are selling fast, so don't miss out on your date by ordering today! Kids Run the Bases FREE after EVERY Game! No longer just Sundays, Kids will get the chance to Run the Bases after ALL 2010 Spinners Home Games. For more information and tickets visit www.lowell.spinners.milb.com.

Furthur Comes to LeLachuer  Wednesday, June 30, Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh led group to play park's third concert.  For tickets or information visit www.furthur.net

Pollard  Memorial Library:  Fiction Writing Workshop, July 1 at 6:30PM: Join published author Stephen O'Connor for an informal fiction writing workshop. This workshop is designed for both writers wanting to publish and for writers who enjoy writing for its own sake.   For more information, visit www.pollardml.org. 
June through September the Lowell Summer Music Series  presents summer concerts at Boarding House Park at French and John Streets in Downtown Lowell.  For more information visit www.lowellsummermusic.org

Yoga on the River:  Saturday Mornings, 9:00 AM.  Lawrence Mills Green - in between the Lawrence Mills and Tsongas Center (just off of the Riverwalk.  Are you looking to free yourself of the stress of the week?  Would to start your weekend off feeling refreshed and centered from the fresh morning air, sun, and soothing sounds of the Merrimack River?  Join us for Yoga on the River!   Classes will feature a sequence of postures and breathing exercises designed to build strength, flexibility, balance and gain a deeper sense of well being.  In the event of a forecast of rain classes will meet at The Space Cafe, 150 Western Avenue.   All levels welcome. Classes led by Jon Brandi, Certified Yoga instructor. For more information visit www.bromyoga.com.

Museum & Gallery News 

ALL Arts Gallery, 246 Market Street: Paste-up 2010, A juried exhibition of small format collage.  June 26 - July 18, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM  - 4:00 PM.  For more information visit www.artsleagueoflowell.org

American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street. Inspired Design: Lasell College at ATHM. May 15 through August 1. Showcases contemporary hat designs by talented young designers from Lasell College, paired with the hats from ATHM's amazing historic collection that inspired them. From the whimsical to the dramatic, the design competition culminated in a juried exhibition, with students vying for one of the coveted spots in ATHM's Lowell Sun Charities Gallery.  For more information, visit www.athm.org.
The Loading Dock Gallery: Cycles and Seasons by Margot Stage and Glenn Szegedy, June 30 - July 25, Artists Reception: Friday, July 9 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  For more information visit  
Brush Art Gallery & Studio
, 256 Market Street:  Artists at the Brush Exhibition: Fluidity, June 13 to August 6.  F
or more information please visit
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Streetof nightmares,
Tuesday June 15 - Saturday July 3 12:00 PM  - 5:00 PM.    Experimental studies of dreams; of relating and connecting dreams to waking life; "of nightmares." Are they reality or illusion, past or present. The obsession to create connections and to understand one's "self."
  For more information visit www.119gallery.org.
Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street:  Lowell- Rooftops and Widow's Walks by Don Sullivan.  June 23 - July 29, Reception: Saturday, July 10, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  For more information visit www.whistlerhouse.org  

Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue: First Saturday of every month, Noon to 5:00 PM. Western Avenue Studios opens its doors to the public. Come browse the latest works by our artists.  For more information visit www.westernavenuestudios.com.   
New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street: Current exhibition: Women's Writes: Signature Quilts & Stories, May 13 - July 11.  
For more information visit www.nequiltmuseum.org
Got Tickets? 
Tsongas Center  at UMass Lowell
:  Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt, Thursday, July 1 at 7:00 PM.  Slayer and Megadeth w/ Testament, Saturday, August 14th at 7:00 PM.   For more information visit www.uml.edu/tsongascenter.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre: 
July  5 - August 13.  Young Artists at Play Summer Theatre Program for students in grades 1-12, that includes theatre camps, performance seminars and musical theatre workshops.. For more information visit www.merrimackrep.org.

The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Tickets are currently available for Menopause The Musical, August 3 & 4 and The Cast of the Deadliest Catch Live, Featuring Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers, September 11.  For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com.

 Business News

The Cultural Organization of Lowell is seeking nominations to serve on the board at two and three year terms. If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to lznunn@lowellma.gov by July 20, 2010 at 5:00 PM. Click here for complete details on nominations. To learn more about COOL, please visit: www.cultureiscool.org or call 978-446-7162.  


Christopher Samaras
Downtown Coordinator
Cultural Affairs & Special Events
City of Lowell, 
50 Arcand Drive 
Lowell, MA 01852
t: 978.674-1481
f: 978.446.7089

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Art @ 119 Gallery-- inside and out!


of nightmares
through July 3

Members' Exhibit
July 13 - July 31


Sat July 3, 3pm
Mike's Mural Memorial BBQ, food, music & more

Spiral Collective
Thu-Sun July 8-11
Art, crafts, music & installations.

Dave Ross Duo
Thu July 15, 8pm

Members' Exhibit Reception
Sat July 17, 3pm

Summer Blondes
Tue July 20, 8:00pm

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, more

Tatsuya Nakatani
solo percussion
Thu July 22, 8pm
Loup-Garou [Werewolf]:
Setheyny Pen - toy pianos, drums
Walter Wright - electronics, video
Forbes Graham - trumpet

Local Bands
Lowell Folk Festival

Fri, July 23, & Sat July 24, 8pm

Wed Jul 28 7pm

Scott Churchman
Thu, July 29, 8pm

Fri Jul 30 8pm


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UML Art Department
Call For Entries

2010 Members' Exhibit, July 13- 31, 2010. Showcasing our very own outstanding community of artists. On view during the Lowell Folk Festival, July 23-25.

Are you a member?


July 7 All art delivered to 119 Gallery           

July 13-31  2010 Members' Exhibit    

July 17Exhibit Reception           

August 11 All art to be picked up


Open to Creative Level members of 119 Gallery. For membership info, visit  www.119gallery.org



All media accepted. Works must be original and executed within the last 2 years. Artists may submit one entry. 2D and 3D works must not be larger than 12" in any direction.

Check List
  • Completed entry form.
  • Current membership or $40 membership fee by check or PayPal.


    Members will select Members' Choice Award for best in show.



    119 Gallery receives a 30% commission on all sales.



    All artwork should be installation ready. 2D art to be suitably framed with wire, or prepared for hanging. Canvas edges should be clean and finished. 119 Gallery reserves the right to reject artwork that is not installation ready.


    Delivery and Pick Up 

    Deliver work on Tue July 6 and Wed July 7. Pick up work by Sat Aug 11.

    Email email@119gallery.orgor call 978-452-8138

    Saturday July 3, 3pm until whenever, all ages, FREE

    JULY 4, 1009Mike's Mural Memorial BBQ.

    A special community get together with art, music and performances in the gallery; and food and drinks in the lane. Celebrate Mike Dailey's mural that has graced the gallery exterior for the past year. Set up lawn chairs on the sidewalk. Have your photo taken with Mike and his mural.

    Our next mural will be by Dan Rocha.

    BBQ by Y Sok, Angie, Joe; and vegan alternatives by Stephanie and Olivia. Bring a dish.
    Music by Loup-Garou, bird organ, Midi and the Modern Dance, RYAT & much, much more!
    of nightmares
    through July 4 12noon - 5pm

    Shadow's Sharp Edge

    Shadow's Sharp Edge, Dug North

    Sculpture, painting and drawings by-- Bill McCann, Chelsea Sams, Dug North
    & LACE HELMET (Lillian Harden, Adria Sutter, Jeff Havens). Curated by Setheyny Pen.
    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 everyone to explore and experience new, innovative art.
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