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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, June 9

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"Pessimists see failure in every opportunity. Optimists see opportunity in every failure."

-- Winston Churchill

Free outdoor fun at Riverfest, June 12

"Riverfest: Art Goes Green" features free activities and performances by local cultural groups combining live music, art, and nature. Highlights include the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly created Concord River Greenway.
More information: www.lowellriverfest.org

"Artbotics: The Absensce of Presence," June 12

This one-night-only installation at the 119 Gallery is comprised of individual robotic pieces that manipulate fabric by pulling, twisting, and rotating, creating a surreal and dreamy landscape. Each piece was programmed and built by a high school student participating in the Artbotics program using a Super Cricket microcontroller.
More Information: www.119Gallery.org

Drum Clinic sponsored Zildjian Cymbals, June 10

Come for a Lowell Jazz Day Camp Open House at The Space (5-10pm) and stay for a special drum clinic (6:30pm) with Berklee College of Music faculty member and percussionist Sergio Bellotti. Sponsord by Zildjian Cymbals. Admission is $5 for the drum clinic.
More Information:
www.sergiobellotti.com and www.inthespace.net

World Cup soccer raffle at the Pollard Library, through June 12

FIFA World Cup is here! Celebrate soccer and enter to win a new soccer ball at the Pollard Library between June 7 and June 12. There will be two separate raffles: one for ages 8 and younger and one for ages 9 - 12. Winners drawn the week of June 14.
More information: www.pollardml.org and click on "Community Events"

A Spirited Presidency: Abraham Lincoln and the Washington Spiritualists, June 12

Join us as we explore the role of prominent Spiritualists in war-time Washington, D.C. (including some with Lowell connections) and try to answer the question "Did the Spirits Hold Sway in the White House?"
More information: www.pollardml.org

"Of Nightmares" at the 119 Gallery, starts June 15

Curated by Setheny Pen, "Of Nightmares" features experimental studies of dreams, waking life, nightmares, and more through sculpture, prints and paintings by Bill McCann, Chelsea Sams, Dug North, and LACE HELMET (Adria Sutter, Jeff Havens and Lillian Harden). Reception: Thursday, June 17, 6 - 9pm.
More information: www.119Gallery.org


Earthly Connections III at ALL Arts Gallery, through June 13

See works by artists Sharon Levy, Gwen Stith, Judy Nevius, Jennifer Woods, Eva Glazebrook, Tim Scott, Kellie Weeks, Gillian Frazier, and Gregory Wright at the ALL Arts Gallery in "Earthly Connections III."
More information: www.artsleagueoflowell.com

Author Dennis Lehane visits Chelmsford, June 13

Dennis Lehane will be coming to speak at the Performing Arts Center at Chelmsford High School. He is the author of Chelmsford's ONE BOOK selection,"Shutter Island," as well as many other popular fiction titles. If you plan to attend the program, register at the library's website.
More Information: www.chelmsfordlibrary.org

Public art show at UTEC, June 17

The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) presents a free public art show, showcasing the work of local community teen artists. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by UTEC's Fresh Roots.
More information: www.utec-lowell.org

Eleni Zohdi exhibition, through June 18

ALL (Arts League of Lowell) member and local artist Eleni Zohdi is currently showing works from her many artistic styles at Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus in downtown Lowell.
More Information: elenifashion@yahoo.com

Artist Kathleen Cammerata celebrates 26 years of painting, June 19

Visit and celebrate with Lowell artist Kathleen Cammerata at X/O Studio in Market Mills as she commemorates her 26th anniversary of artistry. Light refreshmentsm will be provided.
More Information: www.kcammarata.com

"The Wanderers" screens on June 20

As part of the "More Than a Number" exhibit, the American Textile History Museum presents the documentary "The Wanderers" which depicts Khmer refugee survivors who returned to their homeland and resettled in villages established by the United Nations.
More information: http://www.athm.org/programs_and_events/special_events/

Online Marketing Seminar, June 22

The Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering a two hour seminar regarding online marketing with keynote speaker Amy Black at Lenzi's in Dracut. Cost is $35.
Register at: http://www.merrimackvalley.org
More Information: www.merrimackvalley.org/public/special/tourismbreakfast

10th Annual African Festival comes to Lowell, June 26

The African Cultural Association of Greater Lowell presents the 10th Annual African Festival at Lowell's Sampas Pavilion. Celebrate Africa's rich culture through music, dance, and traditional foods.
More information: http://africanfestivallowell.org

Lowell - Rooftops to Widow's Walks, June 23 - July 29

This show, at the Whistler House Museum of Art, will feature the unique Victorian homes of Lowell with turrets, towers, and complex rooftops. Many of these architectural elements have been restored to their original beauty, but many are quickly vanishing. Reception: July 10, 2 - 4pm.
More Information: belviderestudio@aol.com

The Irish-French Connection Free Concert on June 23

Immaculate Conception School Hall, as part of Lowell's Franco-American week. Come experience award-winning French-Canadian fiddling, legendary Irish button accordion, brilliant flatpick and fingerstyle guitarists, and engaging songs in Gaelic, English, and French.
More Information: www.francolowellma.com

"Transforming Nature's Metaphors: Rhythms of Color and Spirit" through July 12

This exhibit brings together the vibrant, colorful and flawless dynamism of three distinctive artists. Ann Christensen, Diane Chester-Demicco and Laurie Simko embrace their individual technique and composition yet unite together in a remarkable rhythm of color and spirit. Gallery Hours are 10am - 4pm daily at the Moose Hill Sanctuary.
More information: www.massaudubon.org

1st Annual Youth World Cup, July 17

Celebrate the 2010 World Cup at this FREE youth tournament for boys & girls ages 8 - 10 years. Space is limited to the first 80 kids to register. Event presented by the City of Lowell in partnership with ONE Lowell. Information and registration at http://www.lowellma.gov/depts/parks-recreation/World.

Noredin Morgan at Middlesex Community College through July 30

Arts League of Lowell (ALL) member Noredin Morgan is exhibiting 60 works, including woodblock prints, monoprints, and paintings on paper and canvas, at the Middlesex Community College Bedford campus. Visiting Hours: 10am - 8pm. Mon.- Fri.
More Information: www.artsleagueoflowell.org

NBC's Last Comic Standing at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Sept. 25

Enjoy an evening of great stand-up comedy with the finalists from NBC's popular laugh fest Last Comic Standing. Tickets are $38.75 and are currently on sale.
More Information: www.lowellauditorium.com
Call to Artists

We are calling artists who live and work in states touched by Interstate 95 to work on this project. An exhibit of creative expression in all media by 95 artists living and working along I-95. Exhibit runs July 1-Sept 4. Deadline for submission is June 10.
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The 119 Gallery announces a call for entries for their 2010 Members' Exhibit, July 13-31. Showcasing their own outstanding community of artists, the exhibit will be on view during the Lowell Folk Festival, July 23-25.
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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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