PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 
Denise Manseau
Denise Manseau

The Artists' Working Group announces that
Denise Manseau will be the next guest artist in
its ongoing Speaker Series. Manseau will speak
and show slides on Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 at the
ALL Gallery, 307 Market Street in Lowell. The
lecture is free and open to all.

 

LINE, WHETHER DRAWN, PAINTED OR CUT, PRINTED, TRACED OR IMPLIED IS THE SCAFFOLD UPON WHICH MUCH OF DENISE MANSEAU'S WORK IS CONSTRUCTED. HER PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, AND CUT PAPER STRUCTURES ARE LAYERED AND METICULOUSLY WORKED TO CREATE SPATIAL DEPTH AND FRAGILE PRESENCE. WITH A DIRECT ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PHYSICAL WORLD AND AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IN THE STUDIO, HER WORK INVESTIGATES THE NATURE OF TRANSITORY RELATIONSHIPS IN THE ENVIRONMENT, THE FORCES OF THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE - WATER, WIND, AND ULTIMATELY TIME, INFORM AND DEFINE HER PROCESS.

 

DENISE MANSEAU is a painter and printmaker and a founding
member of the Arts Research Collaborative, located on Prescott St. in
Lowell. Manseau holds a BFA in studio art from the University of
Massachusetts Lowell and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art.
She has attended residencies at Haystack Open Studio, Vermont
Studio Center and Monasterace, Italy. Her work has been shown at 3S
Artspace, Portsmouth, The ICA, Boston, The Painting Center, New
York, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Monasterace Museo,
Italy, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC. Currently, selected prints are
held in the Boston Drawing Project at Carroll and Sons.

 

AWG MEETS REGULARLY TO PRESENT TOPICS OF INTEREST TO THE ARTISTS COMMUNITY OF LOWELL

Artists' Working Group

 

Take Back the Night Arts Initiative

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 5-9 PM
Place: UML, University Crossing
Contact person: Jean Winslow

 

Take Back the Night is an annual event that has been held in Lowell for the past 12 years. It is part of an international movement and national organization that brings awareness to the prevention of domestic and sexual violence. As the name implies it is a way of making the streets safe for women and other threatened populations to walk at any time, including night. The Lowell event begins with a gathering at City Hall Plaza at 5:30, followed by a march to University Crossing on Salem Street, where there will be a Speak-out accompanied by an arts event.

 

The focus of this year's event is fostering inclusion, healthy relationships and safe communities. Towards that end we are seeking visual and performing artists who wish to exhibit art or offer a performance in music, theatre, spoken word or dance that will serve as a hopeful background for any and all parts of the event. Credit to participating artists will be posted at the event.

If interested in participating please send your ideas and/or images to jeanwinslow@msn.com. Further instructions will follow after the initial contact is made.


 


Rezist

Rezist: A Concert with Roy Zimmerman
Wed. May 3, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION $15.00 at the door
OR BY DONATION

ReZist is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman's original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. "Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression," says Roy, "because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change."

 

Roy's songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He's shared stages with Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin. He's been profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered," and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.