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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, June 23

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-- Mark Twain

Artwalk Lowell 2010, June 26 - July 31

View and vote for your favorite downtown Lowell storefront during ArtWalk Lowell 2010, a collection of window art displays created by 17 Greater Lowell artists. Each artist has created a vignette of their finest work and are eager to hear what you think! ArtWalk Lowell is presented by the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, the Arts League of Lowell (ALL), the City of Lowell, and the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL).
More Information: www.cultureiscool.org

Lowell Summer Music Series, June 25 - September 11
The highly anticipated 2010 Lowell Summer Music Series kicks off this Friday with a dynamic performance by the Taj Mahal Trio at Boardinghouse Park in downtown Lowell! Experience incredible live music under the stars every Friday and Saturday evening from June 25 - September 11, 2010!
More information: www.lowellsummermusic.org
Bela Lugosi's "Dracula," June 26

See Bela Lugosi's "Dracula" (1931) at this special film and music event at Lowell's 119 Gallery presented as part of their current "Of Nightmares" exhibit. 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

The Joy of Abstraction, June 14 - 30

Presented by the Newburyport Art Association, "The Joy of Abstraction" features artists from the Association. The exhibit will be a part of the Newburyport ARTWALK, scheduled for Saturday, June 26, from 3 - 7pm at NAA.
More Information: www.newburyportart.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.
More information: www.thebrush.org

"Preserve," June 17 - August 13

"Preserve" is an exhibition of new and recent work by Taleen Batalian, Anne Cavanaugh and Tracy Spadafora at Arlington's 13Forest Gallery. 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.
More information: www.13forest.com

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

"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

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

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 from 11am - 7pm. Celebrate Africa's rich culture through music, dance, and traditional foods.
More information: http://africanfestivallowell.org

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

The cast of "Deadliest Catch" live, September 11

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.
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.
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

ALL website design contest winner

The ALL Board has reviewed the entries for the contest to design a new look for the ALL website. Laurie Simko's submission was chosen for having the best overall "look and feel". She will be awarded a $300 cash prize and a turkey. Congratulations to Laurie for her winning design! Work on the new website is underway.
More Information: www.artsleagueoflowell.com

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.

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

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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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