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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, November 4

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"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter."

--John Keats

Discover Lowell 2010

Don't miss our next Discover Lowell event, the City of Lights Parade & Holiday Art 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!

Lowell Creative Economy Census closes Friday, November 5: Make Yourself Count!

Lowell's first Creative Economy Census CLOSES Friday, November 5! Are YOU a part of Lowell's creative workforce? If so, Make Yourself Count by taking our brief Census survey TODAY at www.CountMeInLowell.org. This project will document and measure the City's creative industry and its impact on the local economy.
More information: www.CountMeInLowell.org

Exciting weekend events at The Space

Weekend events at The Space include a Horn Clinic with Charles Langford (tonight, 6:30pm), Open Mic Night (Nov. 5), and Western Avenue Open Studios (Nov. 6). Admission to tonight's event is just $5 with proceeds to benefit the Lowell Jazz Day Camp Scholarship Fund.
More information: www.inthespace.net

Independent Film Night at the Pollard, TONIGHT
The Pollard Memorial Library has partnered with Film Movement, Inc. to bring award-winning, independent and foreign films for you! Join us in November for "Alamar," directed by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. Film night is free and open to the public.
More Information: www.pollardml.org
First Saturday Open Studios at Western Avenue Studios, November 6
  Western Avenue Studios, photo by Andrew Lucas

Western Avenue Studios, photo by Andrew Lucas

Come this Saturday for Open Studios at Western Avenue Studios held the first Saturday of every month,12-5pm. Browse and buy the latest creations by over 140 artists working in a variety of mediums. Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue.
More information: www.westernavenuestudios.com


Applications now being accepted for artist spaces at Appleton Mills

Appleton Mills offers high quality live/work/sell space in downtown Lowell with a Preference for Artists. Lottery process for prospective residents runs Nov. 1-Dec. 31 with a preference for artists. Artists may pick up an application at Loft 27 (27 Jackson St) or request by email at appletonmills@winnco.com.
More Information: Adrianna Guzzo, appletonmills@winnco.com or www.liveappletonmills.com

"In an Instant" Opening Reception at Loading Dock Gallery, November 5

In our mundane, day-to-day lives, art can been found in an instant if you look for it."In an Instant" at The Loading Dock Gallery combines the visions of painter Bill Tyers and photographer Adrien Bisson, giving us portraits of people in everyday situations and captured moments. Opening Reception: Fri., Nov. 5, 6-9pm.
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"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: Academy Award-winning Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision. Event held 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

Strategic Planning Workshops with Michael Gallagher, November 9 &10

Michael Gallagher, Risk Management Director of Enterprise Bank, will facilitate a peer-sharing session on current strategic planning challenges facing non-profits Tue., Nov. 9, 9 - 10am (Mt. Wachusett Community College) and Wed., Nov. 10, 8 - 10am (Tewksbury Holiday Inn). Seminar is free and continental breakfast provided.
To register or for more information: andrew.duncan@ebtc.com

"No Ordinary Women," November 6 and 7

  Flutist Julie Scolnik

Flutist Julie Scolnik

"No Ordinary Women" is presented by the Andover Chamber Music on Sat., Nov. 6, 7:30pm as part of a Salon Series Concert and on Sun., Nov. 7, 4pm. Works by Clara, Nadia, Fanny, Lori, Amy (Beach), and Gwyneth Walker's "No Ordinary Women".
More Information: www.andoverchambermusic.org

Renowned Harlem Quartet comes to UML's Durgin Hall, November 14

The renowned Harlem Quartet will perform at Durgin Hall to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the UML String Project.The benefit concert starts at 3pm with VIP reception to follow at UMass Lowell's Allen House. Tickets: $30/pp, $100 (show & reception). UML & MCC students free w/ID.
More information: Jacqueline Ledoux,
Jacqueline_Ledoux@uml.edu or 978-934-2236.

Fibrous Forms at 119 Gallery through November 13

David Crane and fiber artist Margot Stage push their individual boundaries while expanding their approaches to usual materials. Borrowing from each other's chosen medium, this husband and wife team are full of surprises. Fibrous Forms runs through Sat., Nov. 13.
More Information: www.119gallery.org

Paintings at the Pollard, November 17

The Pollard Memorial Library Foundation presents newly restored paintings in the library's collection to the public on Wed., Nov. 17, 5-7pm. These seven paintings were restored with privately raised funds from the community. Free and open to the public.
More Information: www.pollardml.org

Phil Vassar comes to Lowell Memorial Auditorium, February 12

See country music star Phil Vassar in concert at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Sat., Feb. 12, 2011, 8 p.m. Phil Vassar took his seat as country's leading piano man with the success of songs like "Just Another Day in Paradise" and "Six-Pack Summer."
More Information: www.lowellauditorium.com

"Inter-Glacial Free Trade Agency," November 8 - December 2

This exhibit by artist Lynn Richardson is on display at the UMass Lowell University Art Gallery in the McGauvran Student Union at UMass Lowell. Artist talk and reception takes place Tues., Nov. 9, 3-5pm.
More Information: www.uml.edu/dept/art/galleries

Executive Director Tom Parrish Receives "40 Under 40" Honor from MVB

Congratulations to Merrimack Repertory Theatre Executive Director Tom Parrish, who was recently recognized in Merrimack Valley Business magazine's premiere "40 Under 40" list. MVB, a new business magazine covering the Merrimack Valley, launched with the "40 Under 40" edition, which celebrates the most successful up-and-coming professionals in the region.

Calls to artists

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

"Secrets" accepting submissions
119 Gallery's 6 Annual Juried Exhibit. Drop off artwork between Thur. Nov. 11 and Sat. Nov 13, 12 - 5 p.m. The prize is a solo exhibit at the gallery in 2011.
More Information: www.119gallery.org

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

Lowell Folk Festival, www.lowellfolkfestival.org

Moses Greeley Parker Lectures, http://ecommunity.uml.edu/parkerlectures/parkersite.html

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

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