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FOUR by FOUR for Education


Image by Colleen Sgroi

Exhibit: Mar 4 to March 14, 2020
Raffle Event: March 14, 2 PM
(SNOW DATE: March 15)


TO CREATE A CANVAS, VISIT 4x4ForEd2020

Who Benefits: The Four by Four raises funds for the Brush Scholarship fund and Special Perspectives. A $1000 scholarship is granted to a deserving UMass Lowell art student. Special Perspectives programming brings art instruction to challenged adults, currently Megan's House, a transition program for young women recovering from addiction.

We ask visual artists to create one 4 inch by 4 inch work of art. The Brush provides a blank, stretched canvas. Artists create whatever they wish with whatever media and materials they like. Deadline for submission of completed canvas: Wednesday, Feb 26th at 4:00 pm.

The Raffle Event: Guests buy $25 tickets on March 14th and leave with a work of art. Names are drawn at random and your place in line is determined by the drawing.Tickets are sold at the door. No tickets will be sold in advance.

 

Benefits of Lowell’s Urban Environment

A Series Presented by the Brush Art Gallery and Studios and Funded by the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation

August 2019 to April 2020

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios presents: “Benefits of Lowell’s Urban Environment” a series of activities designed to bring awareness of the urban environment to our community. The series will run from August 2019 to April 2020 and will include partnerships with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Lowell Cemetery, Lowell National Historical Park, and Lowell High School. Funded by the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation, the series will also include an educational exhibition in March 2020 and an Arbor Day poster contest featuring artists from Lowell High School.

Tree Identification Walk at Lowell Cemetery
Attendees will learn how to identify and learn the importance of trees as well as their history in Lowell. A photographer will be present to document the event. (In collaboration with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and Lowell Cemetery). Duration: 1.5 hours. Park inside Lawrence Street Entrance. Rain or Shine. August 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

Concord River Greenway Walk
Tour a beautiful part of Lowell. A photographer will be present to document the event. A plein air painting class will also meet at Wamesit Falls overlook located along the walk. (In collaboration with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust). National Trails Day, Park inside Lawrence Street Entrance of Lowell Cemetery. Rain or Shine. Sept. 28, Time 9:30 AM. Duration: 1.5 hours. Plein air class duration: 2 hours.

Bird Watching at Lowell Cemetery
Search out and identify local species of birds. A photographer will be present to document the event. (In collaboration with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and Lowell Cemetery). Park inside Lawrence Street Entrance. Rain or Shine. Oct 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM. Duration: 1.5 hours

Animal Tracking Walk
Explore traces of wild life. A photographer will be present to document the event. Saturday, February 22 at 9:00 AM. Dress Warm! (In collaboration with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust) Location: Hawk Valley Farm in Pawtucketville. RSVP info@LowellLandTrust.org Duration: 1.5 hours

Arbor Day Poster Contest
In addition to public entries, Lowell High School will participate in this contest. The Brush Art Gallery and Studios will coordinate jurors, supply materials, select winners, and award prizes. The best results will be exhibited in a March 2020 exhibit at the Brush. This contest would take place in February and March in order to promote Arbor Day in April. More to come…

Educational Exhibit
Including photo documentation and artist interpretations of the previous activities, a "Call for Entries" will be circulated for artist submissions on the subject of trees and rivers, and greenspaces in Lowell. This exhibit is planned for March 2020 at the Brush. More to come…

More details to follow...