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Friday, October 15, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, October 15

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"In heaven, all the interesting people are missing."

-- Friedrich Nietzche (birthday, October 15)

Discover Lowell 2010

Don't miss our next Discover Lowell event, the Monster Bash and Halloween Stroll. 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 is now under way! Are YOU a part of Lowell's creative workforce? If so, we want you to Make Yourself Count by taking our brief Census survey. This local project will document and measure the City's creative industry and its impact on the local economy. Take the Census survey TODAY! Take the Creative Economy Census and learn more at www.CountMeInLowell.org.
More information: www.CountMeInLowell.org

Vote for The City of Lowell in "The Mayor's Arts Challenge!"
16 Bay State mayors have submitted powerful testimonials on how arts and culture make their cities better places to live, work, and visit. The City of Lowell is a contender! Just click the link below, "like" Lowell's submission, then share the link with your networks. Voting closes Oct. 29, 2010.
Watch the videos and vote HERE: http://www.youtube.com/mayorsartschallenge

"Four Places" opens at Merrimack Repertory Theater, October 14

The powerful new family drama Four Places by Joel Drake Johnson receives its East Coast Premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Oct. 14 - Nov. 7: Two middle-aged siblings take their mother out to lunch where the conversation turns from routine banter to life-changing revelation. Stage direction by Charles Towers. Subscriptions and individual tickets are available online at www.MerrimackRep.org or by calling 978.654.4MRT.
More information: www.MerrimackRep.org

James McNeill Whistler Distinguised Artist Award, October 17
James McNeill Whistler Distinguished Artist Award honors international sculptor Mico Kaufman, Sun., Oct. 17, 5 - 8:30pm, UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. Gala event with exhibit, music, dinner, and brief ceremony. Reduced admission for artists and teachers, $50 (Regular admission, $100).
More information: Call 978-452-7641


Check out October events at The Space

Exciting October events at The Space include the "Not Too Far From Home" comedy tour (Oct. 16), and the Organic Sound Project with The Black Planets (Oct. 22). Don't miss these and other events at this great live music destination!
More information:
www.inthespace.net or call 978-459-4755

Readings and workshops celebrate Emily Dickinson

The Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts, Inc. is offering a series of readings, workshops and events centered on the work of Emily Dickinson. The program is aimed at introducing young people to the weave of words. Events run from Oct. 16 - Dec. 1 and are made possible through an NEA grant to Fuller Craft Museum.
More information: www.gbspa.org and click "Big Read"

Jazz and Poetry at the 119 Gallery, October 21 and 23

Don't miss the following Jazz & Poetry events at the 119 Gallery: On Oct. 21, John Sinclair & Friends featuring author, poet, and activist John Sinclair and Dave Ross. On Oct. 23, Dalichinsky, Otomo, Dulberger with local poets Ed Marshall, Feebo, Masada Jones, and Patrick Pierce. Donations welcomed for both events.
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"Books with a Beat "contest for teens at Pollard Library

Celebrate Teen Read Week (Oct. 17 - 23) by entering the 2010 Books with a Beat contest at the Pollard Library for young people grades 5-12. Write lyrics or a rap that incorporates the title of a book from our list, then send in your lyrics or rap by Oct.13 to the Pollard Children's Desk or by e-mail to ebrassel@mvlc.org.
More information: www.pollardml.org or contact Beth Brassel at ebrassel@mvlc.org or 978-970-4119.

Explore creativity, play, and care of the soul, October 16

Utilize art, drama, visualization, and mindfulness practices to expand the scope and depth of personal creativity. Led by artist and licensed mental health counselor, Jean Winslow. Oct. 16, 9am-1pm, Merrimack Repertory Theater Rehearsal Hall, Bagshaw Mills, Warren Street, Lowell. Cost: $50
More information and registration: Jean Winslow, 978-455-2236 or jeanwinslow@msn.com

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 and www.disposablefilmfest.com

10 Paintings, 10 New Walls, 10 Sundays

Kathleen Cammerata, X/O Studio
Kathleen Cammerata, X/O Studio
X/O Studio will be open for the 10 Sundays leading up to Christmas, Oct. 17 - 19 (1-4pm) and Oct. 24 (12 Noon-2pm). A beautiful selection of oil paintings as well as monoprints and drawings for sale. First time collectors welcome. Prices negotiable and payment plans available.
More information: Kathleen Cammerata, cammerata@mac.com

Animated film "The Secret of Kells" screens at the Brush Gallery, October 23
The Arts League of Lowell and the Lowell Film Collaborative present a special screening of the 2010 Academy Award nominated animated film "The Secret of Kells," shown in celebration of the Brush Gallery's new exhibit on the enchanting and colorful world of children's book illustration. Free and open to the public - families welcomed!
More Information: www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org

David Crane and Margot Stage at the 119 Gallery, starts October 19

Fibrous Forms: David Crane and Margot Stage, Oct. 19 - Nov. 13. Reception Sat., Oct. 30, 3pm. This exhibit of new work by wood sculptor David Crane and fiber artist Margot Stage exemplify the artists' desire to expand approaches to their usual materials of wood (used by Crane) and 2-D work (used by Stage) to create incredible visual pieces.
More information: www.119gallery.org

Free seminars: Legal Issues in Art, October 19 & 26

Learn more about the most pressing legal issues for the local arts community, including fine art painters, street artists, photographers, graphic designers, and three-dimensional artists, along with museum personnel including directors and staff, and fine art collectors. Parker Gallery, Whistler House Museum of Art, 6:30pm.
More information and registration: Michael H. Lally, Executive Director, mlally@whistlerhouse.org or 978-452-7641. www.whistlerhousemuseum.org



Don't miss "Family Day" at UMass Lowell, October 23

Come for "Family Day" at UMass Lowell, Oct. 23, 11:30am - 3pm, Lester Cushing Complex, UMass Lowell North. Enjoy music, caricature artists, pony rides, children's games/activities, inflatables, and a tasty variety of food for sale by student clubs. Rain location: Campus Recreation Center.
More information: http://www.uml.edu/fallfestival/default.html

"Fiddler on the Roof," January 21, 2011
Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Rood has won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes "Tradition," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset," Fiddler on the Roof is a timeless classic. Tickets on sale at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium for this Jan. 21 production.
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Free fall concert with the New England Orchestra, October 24

Join the NEO for Strings of Autumn, Sun., Oct. 24 at 4pm, Eliot Church, 273 Summer Street, Lowell. The New England Orchestra & the Lowell Youth Orchestra with the Arezzo String Trio as special guests offer a colorful palette of music that evoke the transitory beauty and color-shifting wonder of the season plus a dose of haunting Halloween mood. Kay G. Roberts conducts. Free admission.
More information: http://www.neo-lowell.org/

3 Generations Romance the Stones at the Brush Gallery

Carol Boileau
Carol Boileau

Artwork and Poetry of Three Generations of Women, Oct. 31 - Dec. 5. Opening Reception: Sat., Nov. 6, 2 - 4pm. Three generations of women celebrate the beauty of the ordinary stone with extraordinary paintings, photography and poetry. Carol Boileau, her daughters Colleen Brandon and Tracy Phillips and her granddaughter Caitlin Downey pay tribute not only to stones themselves, but to what they represent: a family of strong women who are enduring and smoothed by time.
More information: www.thebrush.org

"Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision" screens at Jeanne D'Arc Art Gallery, November 9

The Arts League of Lowell and the Lowell Film Collaborative present the second film in their "Film and the Arts" Series. Save the date for Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision showing at the Art Gallery at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, Tues., Nov. 9, 6:30pm. Free admission, refreshments served. Seating is limited!
More information: www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org

Calls to artists

Womens Works Event
Reserve a spot today to participate in a celebration of the creativity of women! The Womens Works event is part craft fair, part art show, part performance art, and large part fundraiser for UMass Lowells Center for Women and Work. To participate as a creative exhibitor, contact us by Oct. 15, as space will be limited. Event will be held on Thur., Dec. 2, from 2-8p.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in downtown Lowell.

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Space available for Artists
Live-work space available for artists near downtown Lowell. Contact Rick Underwood at 978-454-2010 for details.

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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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