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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, July 14

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"Man cannot create the current of events. He can only float with them and steer."

-- Otto von Bismarck

Lowell featured in 1000 Greatest Places to see in Massachusetts!

The Great Places in Massachusetts Commission released its 1000 greatest places to see in Massachusetts -- the City of Lowell had the following ten locations listed: Brush Art Gallery and Artists Studios, LeLacheur Park, Lowell Heritage State Park, Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Riverwalk - Sampas Pavilion, The American Textile Hisotry Museum, The Jack Kerouac Commemorative, The Revolving Museum, Tsongas Industrial History Center, and Western Avenue Studios.

More Information: www.boston.com

Open House/Art Exhibit - Hosted by Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, July 14, 6pm-8pm

Come view selected pieces from ALL Arts Gallery's recent "Earthly Connections III" exhibition showcasing contemporary, abstract and multi-dimensional work of local artists. Artwork is for sale and admission is free.
More Information: www.JDCU.com

Thursday Night "Concerts on the Corner"

The Athenian Corner presents an outdoor music series featuring local musicians in our outdoor seating area. This week come see up and coming Lowell artists Mike Ryan on Thur. July 15 at 6pm. All shows are free and open to the public.
More Information: www.atheniancorner.com

"Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos," July 16, 1pm

Come to the Pollard Memorial Library and celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a free screening of this remarkable documentary! The New York Cosmos took the sport of football to exaggerated heights, thrilling fans, fellow players, and sports commentators throughout the 1970s. Relive PELÉ, and the excitement of the team's dynamic legacy!
More information: www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org

2010 Lowell Summer Music Series
The 2010 Lowell Summer Music Series continues this Friday and Saturday with exciting performances by Cake and Joan Armatrading at Boardinghouse Park in downtown Lowell! Experience incredible live music under the stars every Friday and Saturday evening until September 11, 2010!
More information: www.lowellsummermusic.org
Tapas and Tunes

Ole Tapas Bar in Lowell offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy food and music on their outdoor dining area every Friday starting at 5PM featuring the modern jazz music of Charles Langford. Wake up your pallate and ears!
More Information: www.oletaps.info

Upcoming at the 119 Gallery

Music, art, and much more coming soon at the 119 Gallery, including a Members' Exhibit (opening reception, July 17), the Ross/Hubbard Duo (Dave Ross pictured), and special musical performances in celebration of the Lowell Folk Festival. Don't miss July at the 119!
More information: www.119gallery.org

Artwalk 2010: Cast your vote by July 18

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! Be sure to get out and vote: voting ends July 18! Artwork will remain on display until July 31 for your viewing pleasure. CLICK HERE to print out a ballot.
More Information: www.cultureiscool.org

James B. Francis: Horticulturist, July 18, 1-2pm

Mr. Francis will always be credited for his masterful management of Lowell's canal system. But, did you know he was also an avid horticulturist? Come take a walk along the streets and canals of his time with a Park Ranger. The tours begin at the National Park Visitor Center and are free. They are approximately half a mile and there is a limit of 30 people. Reservations preferred.
More Information: 978-970-5000

Joyful Music Children's Summer Program at The Space, June and July, Every Wed., 10am

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 in a relaxed and informal setting.
More Information: www.joyfulmusic.com

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

Revolving Museum Summer Mural Program - 5 openings left!

Seeking youth ages 12-22 to design and paint a 120-foot mural to be installed on Merrimack Street in downtown Lowell this summer. Class meets Tue., Wed. and Thur. Noon-4pm through July 22. Free.
More Information: 978-937-2787

Art Quilts Lowell 2010 at the Brush Gallery & Artists Studios
Betty Busby, Sea Urchin I
Betty Busby, Sea Urchin I

Sophisticated art and handmade tradition fuse seamlessly as art quilters from across the United States showcase their work at The Brush Gallery & Artists Studios, Aug. 10-Sept. 11. The exhibition is free to the public and will showcase delicate art quilting techniques.
More Information: www.lowellquiltfestival.org

2010-2011 Lowell Five Performing Arts Series

Mill City Management is excited to announce the 2010-2011 Lowell Five Performing Arts Series at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. The series features: Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration, Legally Blonde The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, A Chorus Line, and Monty Python's Spamalot.
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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