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Friday, January 14, 2011

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, January 14

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"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."

- James Dean

Cambodian Opera Fund, Grant Proposal Requests

The steering committee from 2007's Where Elephants Weep project is seeking proposals for grants between $2,000 and $5,000. The fund will support projects that will preserve the Cambodian artistic heritage. Projects should serve the purpose of connecting Lowell with the arts community in Cambodia, organizing Cambodian arts exchange programs, and supporting the Lowell Cambodian artist community. Supported projects will be representative of Cambodians and managed by Cambodians. Send 1-page proposal with project concept & and a detailed budget by Feb. 15 to: LZ Nunn, Executive Director, Cultural Organization of Lowell, 50 Arcand Drive, Lowell, MA 01852.
More information:
LZ Nunn, lznunn@lowellma.gov or 978-674-1480

Events at the 119 Gallery

  See work by Jolly Boring

See work by Jolly Boring

The 119 Gallery presents their current exhibit "Relapse," on view through Jan. 27. Upcoming shows include the great sounds of Alchemists and Mobius Quartet + Abram Taber + bodydrama (Jan. 22)
More Information: www.119gallery.org

Lowell Jazz Day Camp's First Anniversary, January 24

Celebrate Lowell Jazz Day Camp's first year anniversary! Meet LJDC faculty, hear this very talented versatile ensemble perform, and meet the staff of The Space studio for this wonderful celebration. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided.
More Information: www.inthespace.net

Winter Pottery Classes

  Pottery by Lolita Demers.

Pottery by Lolita Demers.

Lowell artists Lolita Demers is offering winter Pottery Classes at the Brush Art Gallery or at her Western Ave Studio, #214. Adult classes meet for 5 nights, 2.5 hours each. Children classes meet in the afternoons. Space is limited to 5 students.
More Information: Lolita Demers, info@potterscreations.com

Lowell Celebrates Printmaking, February 3

Jan Arabas
Jan Arabas

The City of Lowell celebrates printmaking in conjunction with the Boston Printmakers Biennial 2011. Opening on Thurs., Feb. 3, four galleries will demonstrate the diverse approaches taken by printmakers in producing their unique work. Opening reception: Sat., Feb. 26.
More Information: www.thebrush.org

Musical Happenings at The Space

Serving in the US Navy as a real-life air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home 4-track demo tapes of songs written during his deployment. Hear his band Air Traffic Controller with The String Quartet (Jan. 14). Coming soon: The Flip with Clara Berry (Jan. 28).
More Information: www.inthespace.net

Coming soon to Ayer Lofts Gallery

Ayer Lofts Gallery presents: "Elusive Illumination: The Encaustic Monotype" (Feb. 12 - Mar. 5), reception for the Boston Printmakers Biennial (Feb. 26, 2-4 pm), and a demonstration of Encaustic Printmaking (Sat., Mar. 5, 2:30pm). Ayer Lofts Gallery, 172 Middle Street, Lowell. Gallery hours: Thurs. & Fri. 4-7 pm, Sat. & Sun. 11-4 pm

Help Plan Lawrence's Bread and Roses Centennial

The Bread and Roses centennial celebration will be marked by a year-long series of conferences, film showings, lectures, art exhibits and more. All are welcomed at Lawrence Heritage State Park, Sat., Jan. 15, 1-3pm, to help plan these upcoming events.
More Information: www.lawrencehistorycenter.org
Happenings at the Pollard

The Pollard Memorial Library has a variety of events for patrons of all ages and interests, including Lego Club (Jan. 15), After School Craft Club (Jan. 19) and Totally Tricky Tongue Twister Tournament (Feb. 23).
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Creative Enhancement Group workshop, February 19

Jean Winslow
Jean Winslow

Explore your possibilities and honor the rich stories that make you unique. Use art, drama, visualization, and mindfulness practices to expand the scope and depth of personal creativity. Sat. Feb. 19, 9am-1pm, Merrimack Repertory Theater Rehearsal Hall, Bagshaw Mills, Warren St., Lowell. $50 per person.
More Information: Jean Winslow, jeanwinslow@msn.com

Carole Rabe: The Color of Light, January 29

Natick, MA, artist Carole Farnsworth Rabe is exhibiting her work at the Groton Public Library through Sat., Mar. 5. Artist reception: Sat., Jan. 29, 12:30-2pm, Groton Public Library. Public warmly welcomed, refreshments will be served.
More Information: http://www.carolerabe.com/

Discover Lowell's "Hidden History" in January

Lowell National Historical Park presents Lowell's Hidden History free programs every weekend in January at 2:30pm. Programs include "Farm to Factory," "Immigration Stories," "Mill Girls & Immigrants," and "Lowell: American's Early Water Laboratory."
More information: www.nps.gov/lowe or 978-970-5000

Participate in a Lowell Women's Week public art project

Contribute to Lowell Women's Week public art and honor a strong woman, strong women, or show what gives you strength as a woman. Finished piece to be displayed at Western Avenue Studios with a reception, Mar. 5, 5pm.
More Information: Click here for full details or contact Dr. Anne Mulvey, Anne_Mulvey@uml.edu

Lisa Lampanell comes to LMA, March 25

Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli is coming to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Lampanelli has won accolades from Howard Stern who called her "a true original and a brilliant comedy mind who'll steal the show every time." Fri., Mar. 25, 8pm.
More Information: www.lowellauditorium.com

Calls to artists

Massachusetts Artists 2011
Contemporary Work by the Artists of Massachusetts provides an overview of work by artists who live in Massachusetts. This show, the fourth biennial organized by the Brush Gallery, will run from Mar. 20 to April 29, 2011. Deadline: Feb. 4, 4pm. Eligibility: Artists who are residents of Massachusetts may submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional work, including paintings, drawings, photographs, monoprints, mixed-media and sculpture. No video, crafts, or installations accepted.
Apply for Entry:

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.

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."

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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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