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Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Art reception in downtown Nashua

NASHUA – From noon-3 p.m. Saturday, an art reception will be held at ArtHub, the gallery and workspace home of the Nashua Area Artists' Association, on the lower level at 30 Temple St.

The art exhibition and reception is open to the public free of charge and will feature the works of local artists working in acrylics, oils, watercolors and more. Meet the artists and view their inspiring work. The show participants work in a range of mediums, styles and techniques including painting, photography, pastel, illustration, mixed media, jewelry and 3-D art.

Among the artists on display are Marilene Sawaf, Chris Bower, Trevor Ward, Susan King, Jacqueline Barry, Daniela Pasqualini, Patti Ferron, Debbie Auclair, Madeleine La Rose, Jayson Gleneck, Lauren Boss, Annette and Anthony Immorlica and many others.

ArtHub hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on NAAA, visit www.nashua areaartists

Works in progress art critique night

LOWELL, Mass. – From 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, Loading Dock Arts, Inc., will host a group art critique facilitated by Robert Siegelman in The Onyx Room at Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave.

Loading Dock invites artists, art educators, student artists and the interested public to attend. Siegelman will lead a group critique in an event designed to give feedback to the solitary artist and interact with the art community. He teaches at the School for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and at The Eliot School for Fine and Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain.

To become a presenting artist, visit, or email loading

Tickets to attend are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Art educators (with school ID) attending this event as audience participants will receive a $5 discount. Tickets at dock-arts/events.

'Baby, It's Cold
Outside' in Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. – Through Jan. 29, the new exhibit, “Baby, It's Cold Outside,” will be held at Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Ave.

The group show is by gallery artists working in varied mediums and styles. Warm your soul with breathtaking winter landscape paintings. Warm your body with hand-felted wool and silk mittens, coats and scarves. Warm to glistening pottery, unique small sculptures, evocative paintings, striking wall hangings, wood furniture, photography, jewelry and more. For more information, call 1-978-656-1687 or visit www.theloadingdock

'20 Lessons from 20th Century History'

LOWELL, Mass. – Through Jan. 28, an exhibit of poster art based on the lecture “20 Lessons from 20th Century History” by Yale University professor Timothy Snyder, will be hosted in the main gallery at Lowell Telecommunications Corp., 246 Market St.

Artists have a long history of political involvement, and these times, with politics in the air, are no different.

This exhibit examines what our responsibilities are as citizens through the lens of artists.

Each artist was assigned one of the points or lessons, such as “defend an institution” or “be kind to our language” and allowed to create a work that brought the lesson to life. The work had to include the words of the lesson phrase and it had to fit into a 16″ x 20″ format. As the artists struggle to make dry words into gripping reality, it becomes a good exercise in art making. More importantly, is shows how to communicate the urgency of being an active participant in our democracy, not a bystander.

The gallery at LTC is open to the public from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-
Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

Push the envelope, artistically

Studio 550 will host its second annual Embellished Envelope Art Exhibition, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” This is a show of envelopes embellished by artists with paint, collage, drawings, calligraphy, etc., that can be purchased and mailed. Deadline for submissions is 9 p.m. Jan. 26. Exhibit runs Jan. 27-Feb. 28. Reception held 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 27.


Downtown Lowell First Thursdays

Your invitation to fun, art, museums and music in lively Lowell. Visit downtown galleries, museums, restaurants and businesses from 5-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month through September for special activities and events. Street performers/buskers welcome. Information:

Open studios First Saturdays

Join more than 300 artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts for open studios from noon-5 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month. Free parking. Information: 1-978-710-8605 or

'Shadow Worlds: The Child in Photojournalism'

NASHUA – From Jan. 17-Feb. 18, “Shadow Worlds: The Child in Photojournalism” will be on exhibit in the art gallery at Rivier University, second floor of Memorial Hall, 420 S. Main St.

Through the works of highly acclaimed and lesser known photojournalists, this exhibition examines complex human situations through images of children. Exposing societal realities that some might prefer to ignore, the display of contemporary printed photos, and historic and modern-day image slideshows offer thoughtful reflection on the need to honor human dignity.

Exhibit is free and open to the public. Regular open hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. Friday by appointment for groups.

The Art Gallery is accessible by elevator and six low steps. More information at 897-8280, by email at or online at

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