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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, September 23

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-- Edward R. Murrow

Discover Lowell 2010

Don't miss our next Discover Lowell event, the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, September 30 - October 3. While there, have your Discover Lowell Event Pass validated and get one step closer to winning our Discover Lowell raffle prize! Click here for complete details!

Make Yourself Count! The Lowell Creative Economy Census 2010

Lowell's first Creative Economy Census will document and measure the City's creative industry and its impact on the local economy. Are YOU a part of Lowell's creative workforce? If so, get ready to Make Yourself Count this fall!
More information: www.countmeinlowell.org or call 978-674-1483

Lowell Open Studios, September 25 & 26

Celebrate Lowell Open Studios 2010, Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26, 11am-5pm, featuring over 200 artists who live and work in Lowell: fiber artists, painters, multi-media artists, sculptors, potters, jewelers, filmmakers, photographers, and many more!
More information: www.lowellopenstudios.com

Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, September 30 - October 3
The Jack Kerouac Literary Festival & Lowell Celebrates Kerouac's 25th Anniversary: The new, expanded Kerouac Festival features readings by notable writers and poets, a keynote talk about Kerouac and bohemian culture, a panel discussion on art and commerce, tours of Kerouac's literary places in Lowell, a children's book illustrators exhibit, musical performances, films, and more! View/download the official program guide (PDF).
More information: www.lowellcelebrateskerouac.org
TONIGHT: Reading by Frank Thoms at Barnes & Noble
Frank Thoms will be reading from his recently released book Teaching from the Middle of the Room: Inviting Students to Learn (Stetson Press 2010) at Barnes and Noble, 151 Merrimack Street, Lowell, on Thurs., Sept. 23 from 7 - 8pm.

Don't miss UVAS at the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, October 1

Antje Duvekot comes to UVAS!
Antje Duvekot comes to UVAS!

The Urban Village Arts Series (UVAS) comes to the Jack Kerouac Literary Arts Festival, Fri., Oct. 1, at The Old Court in Lowell. Exciting lineup features award-winning singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot; Samkhann Khoen, translator & editor of the Cambodian book of poetry "O! Maha Mount Dangrek,"; and poet/essayist Andrew Schelling. Free admission, all ages welcome!
More information: View/download the official event flier

Portuguese-American artists perform for cancer benefit, September 26

Join over 20 artists from all over Massachusetts have confirmed for a concert by Portuguese-American artists on this Saturday at Holy Ghost Park, 65 Village Street, Lowell. Admission is just $10, all proceeds to benefit the cancer centers at Saints Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital.
More information: Paul Godinho, 978 804-1841

National Public Lands Day, September 25

Lowell National Historical Park celebrates the 17th annual National Public Lands Day with a canal cleanup along the Merrimack Canal, fall bulb planting, and more! Event includes a free afternoon cookout & live entertainment from 12-4pm at Lowell's Community Gardens Greenhouse.
More Information: www.nps.gov/lowe/

"What I Do & Where I Do It," through September 26

An artists' sampler show perfect for helping you decide which Western Avenue studios to visit during Lowell Open Studios. Each Loading Dock Gallery artist's artwork will be accompanied by a photograph providing a glimpse of the studio where the art was created.
More information: www.theloadingdockgallery.com

Appleton Mills information session, September 28

Calling all artists! Come snack, sip and learn about 130 new, loft-style rental apartments designed for those who create art and those who appreciate it. Hear more on Preference for Artists and get updates on building construction. Complimentary wine, cheese, and refreshments. Location: 119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell.
More information: www.liveappletonmills.com or 978-458-0588

Check out "The Space" during Lowell Open Studios

The Space is "on the map" for Lowell Open Studios! All are invited to come this weekend and tour The Space, Lowell's State of the Art Recording & Rehearsal Studio. Enjoy live music, cafe specials, and a free children's Joyful Music Class at 12:30pm that visitors can observe or join.
More information: www.inthespace.net or 978-459-4755

Meredith Fife Day at Whistler House Museum of Art, Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
"The Blue Box," oil on panel
"The Blue Box," oil on panel
35 Years: A Beginning, a survey of Meredith Fife Day's work in Parker Gallery at Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, serves up familiar subjects that continue to be associated with the artists throughout history that she reveres -- the figure, landscape, still life, and urban and window views.
More Information: www.whistlerhouse.org
Westford PCA welcomes John English, October 2
"Lost River Covered Bridge in Fall" by John English
"Lost River Covered Bridge in Fall" by John English

Come to the Westford PCA for an opening reception with the artist on Sat., Oct. 2, 1-4pm of "Landscapes of New England from Mountains to the Shore" featuring oil and acrylic paintings by John English. Gallery hours are Sundays in October from Noon - 2 p.m. and by appointment. Westford PCA, 10 Lincoln Street, Westford, MA.
More information: www.westford.com/PCA and PCA@Westford.com

Trivial Pursuit with the Lowell Historical Society, September 25

The Lowell Historical Society is holding an evening of Trivial Pursuit with Dick Howe Jr. as the caller this Saturday at 7pm at Club Lafayette, 465 Fletcher Street, Lowell. Donation is $10/person. Free raffle. Bring your team!
More Information: Tom Langan, 978-452-0897

Revolving Museum presents ARTicle Fashion Show, September 30
ARTicle is a Lowell-based fashion line and program for youth to learn the process of developing a fashion label involving all aspects of fashion which includes sewing, screen-printing, pattern-making as well as marketing, photography, hair & make-up, etc. culminating to execute a public fashion show! Held at the United Teen Equality Center, 34 Hurd Street, 7-9pm. Admission: $10 adults, $5 students, Free for kids.
More information: www.revolvingmuseum.org

Spalding House 250th Birthday Celebration, September 30

You only turn 250 years old once! This celebration includes a silent auction featuring hand-painted furniture by Western Ave Studio artists. Proceeds support the Spalding House Endowment. Cost: $125/pp. Includes hearty hors d'douevres & wine from Stonehedge Inn.
More Information: www.lowelllandtrust.org

Lowell welcomes The Disposable Film Festival, October 19
Voted one of the "coolest film festivals" by MovieMaker Magazine, The Disposable Film Festival has traveled to cities around the world showcasing hundreds of shorts filmed on disposable media. Join the Lowell Film Collaborative in welcoming The DFF to Lowell for a special screening of their 2010 "Best of the Fest" competition shorts as part of the Festival's East Coast tour!
More information: www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org

Lowell Cultural Council deadline for submissions, October 15

The Lowell Cultural Council has set an Oct. 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural and interpretive activities in the community. A grant workshop will be held on Oct. 7 at 6:30pm in the Mayor's Reception room, City Hall, Lowell, for interested applicants. RSVP for the workshop to lowellculturalcouncil@lowellma.gov.
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American History Textile Museum seeks Director of Interpretation

Based in Lowell, the American Textile History Museum is seeking a qualified, enthusiastic, forward thinking individual to fill the position of Director of Interpretation & Adjunct to Museum Operations. The position reports directly to the President & CEO, is full time with salary commensurate with experience, and offers a full benefit package.
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Children's book illustrators come to The Brush, Sept. 19 - Oct. 24
Immerse yourself in the enchanting and colorful world of children's book illustration at the Brush Gallery and Artists Studios in Lowell. Events include a special fundraiser/reception with David Macaulay (10/1), a meet-n-greet event with the illustrators (10/2), and a film screening of "The Secret of Kells" (10/23).
More Information: www.thebrush.org

Share your input on Appleton Mills Atrium Art Project, September 25 & 26

Visit the Brush Art Gallery during Lowell Open Studios (Sept. 25 & 26) and see the exciting designs submitted for Lowell's Appleton Mills atrium art project! The 10 finalists, chosen from 50 applicants, include Lowell's own Kathleen Cammarata and her teammates, Petula Bloomfield (Amherst) and Jesse Taylor (Somerville). Input from the public is welcome!
More information: cammerata@mac.com and www.thebrush.org

The New York Times says, "Show Us Your City!"

The New York Times is accepting video entries for "Show Us Your City!" What's amazing about your city, town or neighborhood? When friends visit, where do you take them? What three spots should be on the "must see" list for every traveler?" Read more on this great project below and submit your entries!
More information: http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/show-us-your-city/?th&emc=th

Drummer Sergio Bellotti is featured guest at The Space, October 7

2011 Clinic Series Scholarship Fundraiser takes place every 1st Thursday of the month October 2010 - July 2011 at The Space in Lowell. Doors open at 6:30pm, admission: $5. On Oct. 7, Berklee Associate Professor & drummer Sergio Bellotti will be guest performer and speaker. Sponsored by Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth, Beatnik.
More information:
www.inthespace.net or 978-459-4755


Call to artists

Deadline: Sept. 24, 2010
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Fund for the arts Offers Grants for Artists and Nonprofits.Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to Latino artists and arts organizations for the creation or presentation of artistic works, organizational capacity-building, or professional development.
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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

119 Gallery, www.119gallery.org

Lowell Folk Festival, www.lowellfolkfestival.org

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

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