Artists at Lowell's Brush Art Gallery spread their wings and take flight in S-T-R-E-T-C-H: The Brush Gallery Studio Artists Annual Exhibition.
The bold, colorful show is on view at the gallery, 156 Market St., Lowell, from June 26-Aug. 3, with a reception on Thursday, June 26, 5-7 p.m. and a gallery talk on Sunday, July 20, 1-3 p.m.
The show offers a showcase for the 13 artists who rent and maintain studios here to display their artistry in a variety of media and even stretch themselves a little -- as in Pamela Wamala's use of more vibrant hues than her usual pale pastels in her landscapes.
Artists involved include Carol Boileau, Andover, painting and calligraphy; Penelope Cox, Lowell, jewelry; Lolita Demers, Methuen, pottery and mixed media; Vassilios Giavis, Lowell, painting; Deirdre Grunwald, Maynard, painting; Cynthia Hughes, Chelmsford, textile art/weaving; Chrissy Theo Hungate, Lowell, sculpture/painting; Janice Jones, Methuen, textiles; Leslie MacPhail, Fitchburg, painting/photography; Steve Noroian, North Andover, photography; Gay Tracy, North Andover, painting and mixed media; Pamela Wamala, Lowell, painting and pastel; and Will Winslow, Lowell, designer/illustrator.
For information, visit thebrush.org.
- LAST CHANCE: 42° 38' 9.313" N71° 19' 1.581" W, a self-curated, solo exhibition by Duy Houang, a 2013 UMass Lowell graduate, is on view through June 28 at 119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford St., Lowell. Born in Vietnam in 1989, the artist currently lives in Tewksbury and has exhibited in solo at the UnchARTed Gallery and Dugan Gallery in Lowell. He will exhibit in a group show in July at the Thomas Erben Gallery in New York City and has shown extensively in other group shows in Lowell, Boston, Waltham and Grinnell, Iowa. Winner of numerous awards and residencies, he has a "unique, well-thought-out approach to making art," said Walter Wright, co-owner of 119 Gallery. The exhibition, he continued, "focuses on the creative process rather than the outcome. There are no 'pieces of art' in the exhibition; the process itself is the product. He has transformed the gallery into a single work. There are no pictures of objects, portraits or landscapes. Instead what is represented is what was there, specifically, marks left by the previous exhibition, Perspectives VI." The gallery is open noon-5 p.m. Call 978-869-3175 or visit 119gallery.org for details.
- MINIATURES ON VIEW: Old Sturbridge Village presents Bucket Town: Four Centuries of Toymaking and Coopering in Hingham, an exhibition featuring artifacts uncovered during the exploration of the Hersey Shop on the Hersey Family Farm in Hingham, Mass. On view through Jan. 18, 2015, the exhibit includes handcrafted toys and woodenware made by dozens of master coopers and toymakers from an historic part of Hingham known as Bucket Town. Visit osv.org for details.
- SUMMER FUN: The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton, are open seven days a week all summer with programs to help keep kids from getting bored. The Children's Discovery Museum is open daily, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Science Discovery Museum is open daily, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For details, visit discoverymuseums.org.
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