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Youthful Visions

Loading Dock Gallery @ 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA 01851, USA, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01851, United States

Loading Dock Gallery presents Youthful Visions: 6th Annual Greater Lowell Regional Art Show, a showcase of art by local high school seniors. Participating are students from Innovation Academy Charter School, Lunenburg High School, Groton Dunstable High School, Lowell High School, Tyngsboro High School, Billerica High School, and Pelham High School. In Youthful Visions, students present their generational perspective on our times. They ask, “What am I going to do?” and “What do I see in the world?” Their artworks are mixed media, based on the students’ interpretation of the theme and their personal experience and style. Youthful Visions uplifts local young artists. For many it is a first opportunity to show work in a public gallery. This January, share the rising generation’s Youthful Visions of our world. Youthful Visions runs January 4-29 at Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA, open noon-5:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday, and noon-4pm Sundays. Reception 3-5pm, Saturday January 7, part of Western Avenue Studios’ monthly open house. For details, visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com.

Flora & Fauna

Brush Art Gallery & Studios @ 256 Market St, Lowell, MA

Join us for this small group of artists who have come together to interpret Flora & Fauna in unique ways using wax, pigments, and other media.

Letters From Home

Merrimack Repertory Theatre @ 50 E Merrimack St

With humor, passion, and a touch of Shakespeare, Kalean Ung weaves together her Cambodian family’s refugee story with her own as a bi-racial, second-generation American. Inspired by family member’s letters sent to her father from refugee camps after the Cambodian genocide, Letters from Home unearths the myths and mysteries of her family’s past as a ritual for intergenerational healing.

Lost Cellphone Weekend

Whistler House Museum of Art 243 Worthen St, Lowell, MA

"Lost Cellphone Weekend," a new musical by Stephen Gilbane, premieres this Friday, January 27th, at the Whistler House Museum on Worthen Street in Lowell. Admission is free, but space is limited, so you need to reserve your tickets ahead of time by contacting imagetheaterlowell@gmail.com.

Girl Scouts Exploradoras: Serie Virtual Bilingüe/Bilingual Series

Online Event @ Downtown, Lowell, MA, USA, Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

¡Estás invitada a la Serie Exploradora de Girl Scouts!/ You are invited to the Girl Scouts Exploradora Series! Acerca de este evento: Las reuniones serán en español e inglés. ¡Los invitamos a formar parte de las Girl Scouts Exploradoras! Su niña participará junto a otras chicas de su edad mientras exploran y descubren sus intereses de manera divertida. En Girl Scouts, las niñas aprenderán nuevas habilidades y desarollarán valor y confianza en sí misma.   Las reuniones serán el cuarto (4to) sábado de cada mes - con excepción de fechas feriadas.   Las proximas reuniones serán el 24 de abril, y el 22 de mayo. Después de completar la registración, recibirás un correo electrónico con mas informacion: http://girlscoutsathome.girlsc... RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-scouts-exploradoras-serie-virtual-bilingue-virtual-bilingual-series-tickets-135432852307   About this event: The meetings will be in Spanish & English. We invite you to join the Girl Scouts Exploradora! Your girl will participate alongside other girls her age as they explore and discover their interests in a fun way. In Girl Scouts, girls will learn new skills and develop courage and self-confidence.   Meetings will be the fourth (4th) Saturday of each month -except for holidays. After completing the registration, you will receive an email with more information: http://girlscoutsathome.girlsc...   RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-scouts-exploradoras-serie-virtual-bilingue-virtual-bilingual-series-tickets-135432852307   Can't make the event? Visit gsema.org/programs for additional opportunities to try Girl Scouts and learn more.   Ready to start her Girl Scout Leadership Experience? View open troops in your area or participate independently as a Juliette - It's up to you! Learn More: https://mygs.girlscouts.org   Need more info? Visit http://mygs.girlscouts.org/help or complete this brief form, and we'll be in touch!

UML International Folk Dance Club and Mladost folk ensemble

Come one, Come all to inverse yourself to a night of international Folk dances! No prior experience is required to have fun, so why not learn new dances, songs, and meet new people in the comfort of your own home. We will be now hosting sessions through Zoom, so go visit our webpage to get more information. We hope to see you soon to join in on the fun! Want weekly updates? Sign up for the UML FDC email list and the Folk Arts Center of New England email list and never miss a chance to dance!     Follow us on social media!  Website: https://www.mladostfolk.com/mladost-community-dance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uml.fdc.3  Twitter: @FolkUML  Instagram: @UML_folk_dance_club  Snapchat: @umlfdc  

Here We Are : Self Portraits by Lowell Artists

ALL Art Gallery Arts League of Lowell @ 307 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852, USA, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01852, United States

A monthlong exhibit at the ALLGallery; this show features that most personal of subjects, the artists themselves. Collecting over 60 works, and reaching across boundaries of studio, gallery, affiliation and neighborhood, ALL presents a snapshot of the wide range of skills, personalities, styles and attitudes of the artists who live, work and play here. Stop in to see artists you know and be surprised by those you don’t.

Open Mic @ Warp and Weft

Open Mic at the Warp and Weft! Great food & fun for audiences and performers alike. A comfortable, supportive atmosphere to perform in, for those who have never tried it, to seasoned artists. With Pro Sound/PA & always an appreciative audience, it's 'one of the best open mics evah'. Back line provided (Acoustic Guit, Elec Guit/Amp, FX Pedal, 3-4Pc Drum Kit), and accompaniment available upon request (just ask!). The sign up sheet goes out between 8-8:30pm. See you there!!!

Black & White

Loading Dock Gallery @ 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA 01851, USA, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01851, United States

Loading Dock Gallery 122 Western Avenue Lowell, MA Show: Black & White Show dates: February 4-26, 2023 Reception: 3-5pm, Saturday, February 4, 2023 Artists talk: 4pm Saturday, February 4, 2023 At Loading Dock Gallery, Sandrine Colson and Jean Wallace present Black & White. Black and white are culturally powerful signifiers. Black and white thinking reduces the world to binary choices. Black & White explores perception: opposites and the nuances in between. Colson sees herself as a storyteller. She works abstractly, using bold marks and intricate shapes, often referencing natural forms. Her work is filled with paint swirls, playful paper cut-outs, and three-dimensional objects, resulting in richly textured canvases with intricate layers and meanings. Wallace draws inspiration from personal experience while addressing universal themes such as family, strength, loss, and grief. Her work is narrative, visceral, and documentary. She works with a variety of media including photography, encaustic painting, and mixed media. Black & White runs February 4-26, 2023 at Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA, open noon-5:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday, and noon-4pm Sundays. Reception 3-5pm, Saturday February 4, with Artists Talk at 4pm. For details, visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com. Loading Dock Gallery is part of Loading Dock Arts, Inc., a 501c3.

Company Meeting: New Work by Robb Sandagata

Storage Closet Gallery - Western Avenue Lofts 160 Western Avenue, LOWELL, MA

Storage Closet Gallery 160 Western Avenue Lofts Second Floor Lowell, MA 01851 Show: Company Meeting: New Works by Robb Sandagata Dates: Open during Western Avenue Open Studios on Saturday, February 4, 12 to 5, Saturday, March 4, 12 to 5. ATTENTION ALL STAFF: Stop your Tik Tok/Instagram doom scrolling and report for this month's MANDATORY COMPANY MEETING, in which we will discuss: grotesque narrative artworks inspired by 3 years of mostly working from home- virtual meetings, toxic politics, impending doom, protests, illness (both viral and chronic genetic issues), collapsing ethics and morality, and grasping for love and hope amidst chaos. Company Meeting combines paintings and drawings created during the great upheaval of the 2020s. Grotesque, cartoonish figures twist, explode, and bend backwards into psychedelic eruptions of color, pattern, and detail. Sandagata's works critique and question, melding elements of pop culture, 80s comics, countercultural movements, punk, heavy metal, chronic illness, politics and contemporary art into a visual riot. Robb Sandagata was born in New Haven, CT and has lived in New York, Arizona, and Massachusetts. Significant influences, in roughly chronological order, include: cartoons, comic books, Dungeons & Dragons, “Alternative” music, punk rock, theater, competitive debate, mid-90s Hardcore, and band t-shirts. He lives and works in Lowell, Massachusetts. Image Credits: You Can't Cancel Freedom, 2021. Acrylic on found wood. Adele-Borg V.7, 2022. Ink and Marker on Bristol. Nope, 2022. Ink and Marker on Bristol.

FORMA Artist Reception

Curation 250 250 Jackson St, 5th Floor, Lowell, MA

Curation 250 Presents FORMA a new collection by MARKUS SEBASTIANO ABOUT THE ARTIST:  Markus Sebastiano is a Newburyport, MA-based mixed media artist. He primarily creates exclusive large-scale artwork, murals & installations for upscale restaurants, hotels, brands, and commercial spaces throughout Boston and New England. Markus' unique style of layering vintage paper, digital art transparencies, spray paint, acrylic, and resin has helped make his work very recognizable especially in Massachusetts. People often comment "I've never seen art like this before, can you tell me about the process". He draws inspiration from textures of the past to combine them with contemporary photographic elements. Whether it's a female portrait or a decaying city street, the same process is applied. He toggles between the digital painting world and the physical, often switching back and forth in order to chase his vision of a completed work of art. He refers to his style as “Vintage Future”. Over the past decade, Markus has continued to gain loyal followers and collectors internationally. He has created custom artwork for global brands, celebrities and establishments such as Lululemon, Coca-Cola, SAP, Absolut Vodka, Jameson Whiskey, Lil Jon, Amanza Smith, HGTV, BRAVO, W Hotel, Yotel, Cambria Hotel, AC Hotel, Mariel, Nomai,  and more. His work has been exhibited throughout the US and has made appearances at international fairs including LA Art Show and Pop-ups during Miami’s Art Basel.

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