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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, June 17

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"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is."

-- Sir Francis Bacon

Cambodian Transit Market, June 20

Don't miss Sunday's Cambodian Transit Market (2-6pm) at the Enterprise Bank parking lot in downtown Lowell as part of the "More Than a Number" exhibit. Events include:
2 - 3:30pm: Traditional Music
3:30 - 4pm: Khmer Cooking Demo by Tepthida Khmer Restaurant
4 - 4:30pm: Folk Dances by the Angkor Dance Troupe
4:30 - 5pm: Khmer Social Dance Lessons
5 - 6pm: Sava Contemporary Band
More Information: www.reaksmey.org

"Fluidity" at The Brush Gallery, June 13 - Aug. 6

Fluidity provides a showcase for the 13 artists who rent studios and share in the operation of the Brush Gallery and Artists Studios. The theme for this year's show reflects the fluid and inspiring relationships among the artists in our welcoming open studio environment. Opening reception: Thur., June 17, 5 - 8pm.
More information: www.thebrush.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


"Preserve," June 17 - Aug. 13.

"Preserve" is an exhibition of new and recent work by Taleen Batalian, Anne Cavanaugh and Tracy Spadafora. Focusing on nature, the exhibition presents three different approaches to defining and interpreting the world through one of the oldest of all art forms - wax-based encaustic. Artist reception, Thur., June 17, 7 - 9pm.
More information: info@13Forest.com

"Art in Whistler Park" Thur., June 17 5pm - 8pm

Photo by Kerry Loftus
Photo by Kerry Loftus

Join us and the artist members of the Lowell Art Association, Inc. at "Art in Whistler Park." Members will be selling their work. Art makes a great gift for Father's day or a wedding anniversary. Our artist members represent a wide range of media.
More Information: www.whistlerhouse.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

Summer Joyful Music Class at The Space, June 23

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and the people who love them. This class will teach you to share the joyful experience of family music making with your spouses, siblings, family and friends in a relaxed and informal setting.
More Information: joyfulmusic4us@aol.com or www.inthespace.net

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, June 23

Held at Immaculate Conception School Hall as part of Lowell's Franco-American week! 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

"A Conversation with Irish Micky Ward," June 25

Screenwriter Richie Farrell will conduct a one-on-one interview with Lowell boxing legend Micky Ward and discuss his storied past. Afterwards Farrell will direct a Q&A session with the audience. Ward will be available for autographs at the conclusion of the program. The event will take place at The Collins Center for Performing Arts at Andover High School.
More Information: www.mickyward.org

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

"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

The Cast of "Deadliest Catch" Live! Sat., Sept. 11, 8pm

Don't miss an evening with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers from the Discovery Channel's hit show "Deadliest Catch" when they visit the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Fans across the country have a chance to hear the stories behind the show, view never before seen video, and partake in a question and answer session with the cast. Tickets go on sale Mon., June 21, at 10am.
More information: www.lowellauditorium.com

Recreating the Grateful Dead Experience, October 1

Experience the reincarnation of Grateful Dead music with the Dark Star Orchestra at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Giving homage in a continually evolving artistic outlet, the Dark Star Orchestra recreates historic Grateful Dead set lists with compelling accuracy. Tickets go on sale Mon. June 21, at 10am.
More information: www.lowellauditorium.com

Coming up at Indian Hill Music

A wide variety of musical acts will be playing at Indian Hill; it is fun for the whole family. The children can watch PBS stars and the parents can listen to symphonies and concertos, or the entire family can watch Annie, a timeless classic enjoyed by people of all ages.
More Information: www.indianhillmusic.org

Call to Artists

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.
More information:

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.

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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

119 Gallery, www.119gallery.org

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

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