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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, January 5

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- Ernest Hemingway

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

Celebrate Lowell Jazz Day Camp's First Anniversary, January 24

Commemorate Lowell Jazz Day Camp's First Anniversary at The Space! Join and meet the faculty and staff of The Space and hear wonderful LJDC faculty performances. Mon. Jan. 24, 6:30 pm, 150 Western Ave., free admission.
More Information: www.inthespace.net

Events at the 119 Gallery

  See work by Jolly Boring

See work by Jolly Boring

Don't miss the following gallery shows and live performances at the 119 Gallery: Relapse (Jan. 11-27), Alchemists Ensemble (Jan. 13), and Mobius Quartet + Abram Taber + bodydrama (Jan. 22)
More Information: www.119gallery.org

Musical happenings at The Space

Coming to The Space - the Place for Music: Open Mic Night with Featured Artist Josh Beetler (Jan. 7), Air Traffic Controller with The String Quartet (Jan. 14), and The Flip with Clara Berry (Jan. 28). Visit Lowell's newest hot spot for live music!
More Information: www.inthespace.net

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

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

Upcoming Film Events at the Pollard

Enjoy the following upcoming free public film events at Pollard Library: Sat., Jan. 8, 1pm, commemorate Elvis Presley's 76th birthday with George Sidney's "Viva Las Vegas." Thur. Jan. 13, 6:30pm, see Ricardo Trogi's coming-of-age tale, "1981."
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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

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.
More Information: www.artsleagueoflowell.com

Free premiere screening of "The Journey," January 22

Chelmsford Telemedia presents a free screening of The Journey, a locally produced original drama by Fred Barzyk. A screening of Dan La Blanc’s tongue-in-cheek Making of The Journey will follow. Sat. Jan. 22, 7pm, Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road.

More Information: Read the Press Release

Tryst opens at Merrimack Repertory Theater, January 6

Merrimack Repertory Theatre starts 2011 with the suspenseful drama Tryst by Karoline Leach: set in Edwardian London, a handsome con-man marries simple, well-off women only to leave them poor and inexplicably husbandless the day after their honeymoons. Tryst runs Jan. 6-30.
More Information: www.MerrimackRep.org or 978-654-4MRT.

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.
More Information: www.ayerlofts.com

Special screening of "Chocolat" in Lowell, February 12

Save the date! "Chick Flick & Chocolate" fundraiser for The Brush Art Gallery, Feb. 12, 2011, featuring an all-you-can-eat chocolate tasting PLUS a screening of the award-winning film Chocolat (Johnny Depp & Juliette Binoche). Admission is just $10/per person.
More Information: Click here for complete details

Call for submissions for "Femnoir: The Women's Playwriting Festival"

Lowell's Image Theater seeks submissions of short plays and/or monologues by local women playwrights for their March production of "Femnoir: The Women's Playwriting Festival." Pieces should run 10 minutes or less. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 10, 2011.
More Information: Jerry Bisantz,
jbisantz@comcast.net or Ann Garvin, anngarvin4@aol.com

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.

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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