In its 31 year history, the Brush Gallery and Artists' Studios in Lowell has hosted many talented artists from across the country.
On Saturday, March 15, nearly 150 of them are donating 4 x 4-inch original works of art at the Brush's 3rd annual 4 X 4 For Education Fundraiser.
Here's how it works. Tickets, costing $25, will be sold at the door of the Brush, located at 256 Market St., starting at 2 p.m. No advance sales will be offered. Fill in your ticket and place it in the designated basket. The purchase of a $25 ticket guarantees all ticket holders one piece of original art.
If at 2:50 p.m., all tickets have not been sold, the Brush will allow people to purchase an extra ticket. At 3 p.m. sharp, tickets will be drawn and names will be called.
As your ticket is drawn, you may choose any single artwork you like. If you are not present when your name is called, your ticket will be put aside for later.
The art can be previewed Wednesday through Friday, March 12-14, 1-4 p.m. and those who want to participate are encouraged to check out the art and familiarize themselves with it to expedite Saturday's drawing.
Not interested in acquiring art, but want to enjoy the food, drinks and camaraderie? The cost for those tickets is $10.
All proceeds benefit the Alice Giavis Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Visit thebrush.org for details.
- EASTER EGGS AT ICONS: Explore the art, symbolism and joy in creating pysanky -- colorful, decorative Ukrainian Easter eggs -- in upcoming workshops on Friday, March 21, or Friday, April 4, 8:30 a.m.-noon, at the Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. The eggs are decorated using beeswax and dyes that are applied in layers. Each participant will create a beautiful, unique egg in the hands-on workshops. Also at the museum, enjoy a piano concert with Constantine Finehouse on Saturday, March 15, at 4 p.museumofrussianicons.org.
- WHITTIER'S VIEWS: Artist Mark Reusch, the caretaker of poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier's birthplace in Haverhill, presents an exhibit of paintings and photographs featuring the 326-year-old property at Northern Essex Community College's Bentley Library ArtSpace, 100 Elliot St., Haverhill. The opening reception is Wednesday, March 12, 3-5 p.m. and the exhibit is on view through April 5. Open Monday-Thursday, 2-9 p.m.
- SPRINGING UP: Powers Gallery, 144 Great Road, Acton, greets spring with Classic New England: Landscape and Still Life, a two- person show of new pastel landscapes by Jeanne Rosier Smith and still life oils by Marshall Henrichs. It runs through April 13 and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. powersgallery.com... The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will celebrate Nowruz 2014, the Persian New Year's Festival on Saturday, March 22, with special activities including live music and dance, a family-friendly story hour about the holiday, egg decorating and Persian-inspired menu items at Taste Café and Wine Bar. Activities are free with museum admission. Visit mfa.org for details.
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