A total of 140 Lowell artists -- painters, photographers, fiber artist, glassmakers, sculptors, jewelers, filmmakers and more -- band together this Saturday and Sunday for the 12th annual Lowell Open Studios, an event to showcase their work and welcome visitors into their studios and spaces to learn how the artists make their art.
They will be showing at the Brush Gallery, Western Avenue Studios, Lowell Gallery, ALL at Appleton Mills, Zeitgeist Gallery, Studio II and The Whistler House Museum of Art both days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit www.lowellopenstudios.org for bios, locations, special events and parking information.
AFRICAN ART: The Colors of Africa: Contemporary Kenyan Painting by Charles Githrie is on view through October at 119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford St., Lowell. Visit www.119gallery.org for info.
OPEN HOUSE: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hosts its annual Fall Open House Monday, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. with a Celebrations Around the World Theme. Music, film, dance, art-making activities. www.mfa.org for details.
FALL SHOWS: The Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy, Andover, presents American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, deKooning and Their Circle through Dec. 30. Also People, Places, Things: Symbols of American Culture through Jan. 13. Visit www.addisongallery.org for info.
ABSTRACTIONS: Artists Rita Thompson and Claire Gagnon show their latest works in Totally Abstract, a departure from their realist roots, at the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln St., Westford. Reception Sunday, Oct. 12. Open Sundays, noon-2 p.m. Visit www.pca.org for info.
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