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IN THE WORK | Denise Driscoll

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

IN THE WORK | Denise Driscoll | Storage Closet Gallery | May 6 – July 23, 2023 160 Western Ave, Lowell, MA Open to the public during Western Ave Studios & Lofts Open Studios and by appointment: Sat May 6 & Sun May 7, 12–5 pm | Sat June 3, 12–5 pm | Sat July 1, 12–5 pm Lowell, MA–Beginning May 6, the Storage Closet Gallery will exhibit IN THE WORK by Denise Driscoll presenting paintings that are in-progress and subject to change from day to day. From May through July, large canvases will rotate in and out of the small Storage Closet Gallery as Driscoll works on them in her studio then brings them back to display their progress. Across time, each painting may move through states of loveliness, balance, disarray, and change as paint is layered and marks accumulate. For those who wonder “How long did this take?” a work log with dates and hours of working time will be attached to each canvas. Here, IN THE WORK, Driscoll invites the viewer to witness her creative process—the dance between uncertainty and control, the familiar and the unknown—as paintings emerge from imagined potential to final realization. Denise Driscoll’s paintings envision interconnectedness with pattern and exuberant color. Driscoll is a SOLO2017 winner at Bromfield Gallery and a Curatorial Opportunity Grant recipient at the New Art Center. Her work is in many private and public collections including Alexandria Real Estate, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Whitney Veigas, Bancroft Lofts, Stanford University, Emory University Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dover-Sherborn Middle School, and Elsewhere Collaborative. Driscoll holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley Art + Design (2007) where she has also taught. Driscoll is currently a cancer patient dealing with the challenging work of treatment. She has found that staying grounded through painting and focusing on her own web of connection with family, friends, and the community at Western Avenue is very good medicine. Driscoll is represented by Fountain Street Gallery, the Loading Dock Gallery, and Art in Giving. She lives and works in the Western Avenue Lofts in Lowell, MA. The Storage Closet Gallery is a small space for ART/WORK by artists at Western Avenue Lofts located at 160 Western Ave, Lowell, MA and is open during Open Studios, or by appointment. Contact: Denise Driscoll or 508.561.0306 for Press Ready Images or to make an appointment to visit IN THE WORKS.

Pollard Memorial Library Book Sale

Pollard Memorial Library @ 401 Merrimack St, Lowell, MA 01852, USA, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01852, United States

The Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library are hosting their annual Big Book Sale June 1st to the 3rd in the Community Room at the Library. Funds from the sale will be used to support library programing including grab and go activity kits, the museum pass program and other library programming. We currently offer 18 passes for free or reduced museum entry including several Lowell based museums - Boot, Trolley and Quilt. Thursday June 1 - 5 pm to 7 pm. 5 pm -6 pm is members sneak peak, 6 pm to 7 pm - open to the public Friday - 10 am - 3 pm Saturday - 9 am - 3 pm We are also accepting donations of good quality books, cds and DVDs for the sale every Saturday in May from 10 am to 12 pm in the library's community room.

June Summer Open Art Studios at Western Avenue

Western Avenue | Studios & Lofts @ 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA, 01851-1433, United States

Join us for an exciting start to the summer season here at Western Avenue. We're thrilled to welcome back an outdoor summer market component to our monthly Open Studios events, featuring some of our amazing artists displaying their work right in front of the Studios Building. Experience the vibrant atmosphere. Whether you're an art enthusiast or just looking for a fun and inspiring weekend adventure, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect with local artists and discover new and exciting works of art. Don't miss this incredible event and join us for an unforgettable day of art and creativity on June 3rd from 12 pm to 5 pm. Food trucks of the weekend: Saturday - Empanada Dada (Outside our Main Entrance) Sunday - Atrevete A Probar (Outside our Main Entrance) This month the Loading Dock Gallery hosts a show titled '43.7623°N, 69.3203°W'. With an artist reception from 3 pm until 5 pm. Covid-19 Guidelines: – Face coverings/masks are not required but recommended since some studios and businesses may require them for admission into their space. – Guests experiencing Covid-19 symptoms or having been instructed to quarantine by a medical professional should not attend. – We will have hand sanitation stations throughout the campus. There is no charge for this event. This event is dog-friendly. We just ask that you keep your pup on a leash.

Book to Film Vol 1 movie night

Kerouac Park, Bridge Street

We are so excited to partner with the Lowell Film Collaborative for Book To Film Volume 1 We'll kick off the season with lala books staff favorite, The Princess Bride (book by by William Goldman) Bring your blankets and chairs for an outdoor showing of the movie at Kerouac Park. This is the perfect way to end a PRIDE-full day in downtown Lowell. We'll start the show at sunset And save the date for the rest of our Book to Film season! Sunday, August 6, Book Club meeting about Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Tuesday, August 15, 6:30pm showing of the film Like Water for Chocolate at The Luna Theater Sunday, September 10, 2pm Book Club meeting about Push by Saphire Tuesday, September 19, 6:30pm, showing of the film Precious (based on the novel Push) at The Luna Theater This series is made possible in part through a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council.

‘The Princess Bride’ Outdoor Film Screening

Kerouac Park, Bridge Street

Bring your lawn chairs and join lala books and The Lowell Film Collaborative for this special outdoor film screening of the beloved family classic film The Princess Bride! This FREE, public event is presented as part of our BOOK TO FILM, VOLUME I series that invites you to Explore a classic book and Experience the film adaptaion of that book!  Get full details on BOOK TO FILM, VOLUME I at and

Poetry Brunch

CNCPT6 103 Market St, Lowell, MA

Here's how it works Reserve your spot for $5 - which goes towards a delicious brunch platter to share Concept 6 is also offering 10% off food and drinks for all club participants! Every month we will spotlight an author - this month's pick is Kaylib Rae Candrilli We read their collections, listen to their spoken word performances, and scroll their social medias to get to know them and their poetry. On the first Sunday of every month at 12pm, we'll meet at Concept 6 to eat brunch and talk about the author! We have both of Kaylib Rae Candrilli's collection for sale online and in the store!

Gallery reception: Nature Decoded, Barbara Fletcher

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

Join artist Barbara Fletcher for a public reception Sunday, June 4 from 3 to 5 pm at the Arts League of Lowell as we celebrate her show: Nature Decoded, a collection of prints, collages and 3-D works. 307 Market St. Lowell

Trouble at Turtle Pond

lala books @ 189 Market St, Lowell, MA, 01852, United States

The Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust welcomes volunteers each year to help foster Blanding's Turtles, a species suffering from habitat loss. Author Diana Renn was inspired by her work with the turtles in Concord to write this fabulous middle grade novel, Trouble at Turtle Pond, a mystery that shows the importance of friendship and the empowerment of taking a stand. Join the author as discusses how she melded her research and activism around preservation of the turtles with fiction writing. And, you might get to meet some of the Blanding's Turtle fosters before they are let back into their natural habitat. This event is a collaborative effort with lala books, The Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, and the Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library

PRIDE books for the Downtown Lowell Little Library

lala books @ 189 Market St, Lowell, MA, 01852, United States

Last year, when the Downtown Lowell Little Library was dedicated, Representative Vanna Howard hoped it would feature both multi-lingual and LGBTQ+ focused books. To celebrate PRIDE MONTH, let's collect some proud titles to add to the library! Every customer who buys an LGBTQ+ forward title today to add to the donation box at the store will get a 15% discount on that title plus a coupon for $2 off an appetizer at Warp & Weft. Our booksellers are here to help you find the best book, and you can even leave an inscription inside if you 'd like.