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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, June 2

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."

-- John F. Kennedy

First Blood, Heroes and Baltimore: the Ladd and Whitney Monument, June 3

Lowell artisan-soldiers, Luther C. Ladd and Addison Whitney, fell mortally wounded in an unexpected attack on their regiment as it passed through Baltimore en route to defending Washington, D.C. This talk will explore how their stories and that of the Sixth Regiment became an icon for Lowell's patriotism.
More Information: www.pollardml.org

"Artists in the Virtual World," June 3 and June 10

Join artist Jeffrey Lipsky as he presents a two-day seminar for creative people aged 17 and up at the Chelmsford Public Library!
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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 Sun., June 6. Hours are Sat. and Sun. Noon - 4pm.
More Information: www.ayerlofts.com


First Saturday at Western Avenue Studios, June 5

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

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

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

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." Artists reception Sunday, June 6 from 3-5pm.
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

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. Artist's reception: Sunday, June 6 from 5-7pm.
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

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

"The Wanderers" screens on June 20

Don't miss "The Wanderers," which documents Khmer refugee survivors who returned to their homeland and resettled in villages established by the United Nations. Event takes place at the American Textile History Museum.
More information: www.athm.org

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. The cost is $35.
Register at: http://www.merrimackvalley.org
More Information: www.merrimackvalley.org/public/special/tourismbreakfast

Bela Lugosi's Dracula, June 26

See Bela Lugosi's "Dracula" (1931) at this special film and music event at Lowell's 119 Gallery. A live soundtrack will be performed by Rob Byrd (www.robbyrd.com) and Wisteriax (www.myspace.com/wisterax).
More information: www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org and www.119gallery.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

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

Calls to Artists

Art in Whistler Park
Thur., June 3 and Thur., 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.

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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