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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, December 9

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"A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence."


-- Leopold Stokowski, orchestral conductor

Holiday Open Studios at Western Avenue Studios

Western Avenue Studios, photo by Andrew Lucas
Western Avenue Studios, photo by Andrew Lucas

Shop local at Western Avenue Studios during "Holiday Open Studios" this Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 5pm. Six floors of unique artists offer an incredible variety of gifts for everyone on your list!
More information: www.westernavenuestudios.com

"Secrets" on exhibit at the 119 Gallery, through December 18

Artist Dan Rocha
Artist Dan Rocha

The 119 Gallery's 6th Annual Juried Exhibit "Secrets" showcases a variety of works from 27 artists, including Dan Rocha, who was awarded Best in Show. Celebrate Dan and all the artists at the exhibit's Opening Reception, Sat., Dec 4, 3-6pm.
More information: www.119gallery.org

Holiday Marketplace at the Brush Gallery, through December 31

Ship for unique, affordable, artful gifts created by artists and artisans at the Brush Gallery & Studios in Lowell! Don't miss "Sugar & Spice Weekend" this Saturday and Sunday, featuring the Brush's 3rd Annual Cookie Competition.
More information:


"It's a Wonderful Life" screens at Pollard Library, December 11
Celebrate the holidays with a screening of the classic Frank Capra film "It's a Wonderful Life" starring James Stewart. When a guardian angel appears to the bankrupt, heartbroken George Bailey, George examines his life and the impact he had on others. Free and open to the public, Sat., Dec. 11 at 1pm.
More information: www.pollardml.org
Black Fortress of Opium at the 119 Gallery, December 11
"Black Fortress of Opium" performs Sat., Dec. 11, 8pm at the 119 Gallery! "Black Fortress of Opium are a brawling, dark monster of a band that seems like it should be playing shows with, say, Nicki Jaine or the Dresden Dolls rather than Gogol Bordello." - Ned Raggett, All Music Guide
More information: www.119gallery.org

Winter Solstice Show at Ayer Lofts Gallery, through January 30
Ayer Lofts Art Gallery presents their "Winter Solstice Show" from Dec. 12-Jan. 30. Ayer Loft's artist-residents and their guests show off their latest creations including, art, sculpture, photography, pottery and more. Hours: 12-4pm. Opening reception Sun., Dec. 12.
More information: www.ayerloftsgallery.com

"Winter Lights III" at the Loading Dock Gallery, through January 2, 2011

The Loading Dock Gallery will sparkle with delightful and affordable gifts for the holidays and unique works of art during Winter Lights III, through Jan. 2, 2011. Opening Reception, Fri., Dec. 3, 6-9pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Sun,11am-4:30pm.
More information: www.theloadingdockgallery.com or Maxine Farkas, 978-349-8069.

David Amram's 80th Birthday Bash, December 9

A musical birthday celebration of composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram, featuring the University Orchestra, the New England Orchestra and the Lowell Youth Orchestra, plus special guests. Dec. 9, 7:30pm, UMass Lowell Durgin Concert Hall. Free and open to the public.
More Information: kay_roberts@uml.edu

"Pioneering Voices: Portraits of Transgender People" on view at MCC, through December 17

"Rob & Julie," photo by Jack Pierson
"Rob & Julie," photo by Jack Pierson

Through first-person accounts and positive images, "Pioneering Voices: Portraits of Transgender People," a traveling exhibit, seeks to challenge damaging myths and stereotypes. Dec. 1-17, Middlesex Community College Federal Building lobby, 50 Kearney Sq., Lowell.
More information: Melissa Welch, 978-656-3363 or

"Ladies Night Hooping" and more at The Space, TONIGHT

Join Full Motion Family tonight at The Space for a special "Ladies Night" Open House with hooping demonstrations, partner stretching, and holiday shopping. Men are also welcomed! Free event, tonight, 6-9pm.
More information:
www.fullmotionfamily.com and click on "Events"


"Beasley's Christmas Party," November 26 - December 19

Beasley's Christmas Party receives its New England premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre! See this story of a curious journalist and his extremely eccentric next-door neighbor who is planning a most unusual Christmas party.
More Information: www.merrimackrep.org

Currently on exhibit at The Whistler House Museum of Art

In the Parker Gallery: "Annual Juried Members Exhibit 2010," through Dec. 30. See a diverse representation of the artist/members' work including oil, watercolor and photography. In the Member's Room: "Back Central in Black & White, Inside & Out," photographs by Joe Quinlan, through Dec. 30.
More information: www.whistlerhouse.org

Arts League of Lowell "Holiday Show," on exhibit through January 9, 2011

The Arts League of Lowell has opened its new gallery on 22 Shattuck Street in downtown Lowell. Currently on view is their Holiday Show, on exhibit through January 9, 2011.Opening reception Sun., Dec. 12, 3-6pm.
More information: www.artsleagueoflowell.com

Independent Film Night at the Pollard: "Bomber," December 9
The Pollard Memorial Library screens "Bomber" for this month's Independent Film Night, Dec. 9, 6:30pm, in partnership with Film Movement, Inc. See documentary, foreign, and independent films every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Pollard. Free admission.
More information: www.pollardml.org

Calls to artists

Artist Partners Wanted for Lowell Public Schools
Lowell Public Schools is creating a database of local artists interested in working in the school system with art teachers and students. Opportunities include classroom visits and short residencies where students can have hands-on involvement in the creative process. For information on the Lowell Public Schools Visiting Artists Roster, contact Leslie MacPhail at lmacphail@lowell.k12.ma.us.

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

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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