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November 4, 2007 - January 15, 2008
LEGACIES OF WAR: History, Healing, and Hope
Curated byIslanda Khau and Linda Poras
Opening Reception: November 4, 1-4 PM
Ceremony with Laotian Monk
Talk by Channapha Khamvongsa, Project Director, Legacies of War
Tentative: Prince of Laos will attend
Panel Discussion: January 5, 1-3 PM (held in the screening room at the National Park Visitor Center)
This exhibition is the eighth in a series of the Brush Gallery’s Building Community Through Culture programs. The exhibition and educational programs are in the process of being developed with LEGACIES OF WAR Project Director Chanapha Khamvongsa and Phitsamay Sychitkokhong Uy from the Administration, Planning and Social Policy Dept. at Harvard University, and members of Lowell’s Laotian community. The exhibition will feature ethnic costumes from the textile collection of the Prince of Laos; text panels documenting testimonials of those who lived through and survived the bombing in Laos; contemporary artist Mali Kouanchao will be creating lanterns, spirit houses, and a site specific installation, which will incorporate oral histories and photos collected from the Laotian community in Lowell. Steve Arounsack, Ph.D. is also using the oral histories collected in Lowell in his multi-media, interactive installation which will be featured in the show. This exhibition will impart powerful lessons about the legacy of war, cultural awareness and sensitivity, human rights, and the need for respect and peace. It will also educate people about the legacy of the Vietnam War for the Laotian people.
This exhibition has been generously supported by the Ford Foundation; the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation, Lowell National Historical Park, the Stevens Foundations, Nancy Donahue, and Enterprise Bank. Additional support from Tepthida Khmer Restaurant, Lowell.
January 20 – March 2, 2008
HISTORICAL MUSE: Influence of Chinese Painting on Contemporary American and Chinese Artists
Curated by E. Linda Poras
Programs TBA will include music, dance, and artist gallery talks
This exhibition will demonstrate the strong influence that ancient Chinese painting has on contemporary artists. The artists whose work will be included in this exhibition are: George Chen, Ma Quingxiong, Judith Funkhouser, and a number of members of the Chinese Painting Guild, Boston.
The exhibition will explore the way that contemporary artists are using ancient techniques of ink and brush painting and oil painting techniques; imbuing them with a twenty-first century individuality and expression. The exhibition will include George Chen’s oil paintings. Chen is a Chinese artist (lives in Lowell) who was raised in Vietnam, where he trained at art school in Saigon; where he developed non-traditional techniques which he uses in his approach to his haunting subject matter. Ma Qingxiong, born and raised in China, considers his signature style to be a blending of the philosophy and technique of Chinese painting with western art concepts. Other artists to be exhibited are members of the Chinese Painting Guild, Boston.
March 9 – April 6, 2008
Opening Reception: March 9, 2008, 2-4 pm
An exhibition of diverse works submitted by artist members of the Brush Gallery. The exhibition is juried.
Prospectus: Click here.
Membership Application: Click here.
April 13, -June 15, 2008
GOING TO THE DOGS
Reception: Sunday, April 13, 2-4 PM
Juror: Katherine French, Director, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA.
Programs: Meet the Greyhounds, April 26, 12 - 2 pm. Meet, learn about and possibly adopt these gentle, beautiful creatures.
This exhibition is being held in collaboration with the Greyhound Welfare Organization. The Brush will be hosting Meet the Greyhounds! in conjunction with the exhibition, the proceeds of which will be shared with the Greyhound Welfare organization. The exhibition, which will celebrate dogs in general, will also give the public and area youth an opportunity to learn about greyhounds as they photograph and draw them. There will be an information booth at Meet the Greyhounds! with literature on how people can adopt these beautiful creatures and/or support Greyhound Welfare.
Read and listen to the Lowell Sun's articles on the exhibition and event:
• Click here to read the Sun's article.
• Click here to see and hear the Sun's slide show and audio.
June 22 – July 27, 2008
26th Annual Exhibition / ARTISTs at the Brush
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 26, 2008 5-7 PM
Gallery Talk by Artists at the Brush: Sunday, July 13, 2008 2-4 PM
A showcase for the fourteen artists who maintain rented studios at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios. All artists are represented, while Carol Boileau, Bill Giavis, Deirdre Grunwald, and Cindy Hughes are highlighted.
Click here to read more about the artists and to see their work.
This exhibition runs through the Lowell Folk Festival (July 25, 26, 27)
August 3 – October 26, 2008
ART QUILTS LOWELL 2008: A National Juried Exhibition
(a feature of the 2008 Lowell Quilt Festival )
Organized by Linda Poras
Jurors: Connie Collom, Executive Director, New England Quilt Museum and Clara Wainwright, Quiltmaker and Public Celebration Artist
Deadline for entries April 30 (postmark).
The exhibition will provide an overview of art quilts by artists from around the United States. The exhibition will include work by artists whose non-traditional quilts reflect the ever-expanding boundaries of the Art Quilt Movement.
Click here for more details and to download a prospectus
November 9, 2008- Jan 11, 2009
THE WINNER’S CIRCLE: Anna Isaak-Ross, Yanick Lapuh, and Gregory Wright
Organized by Linda Poras
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15, 1-3 PM
An exhibition of work produced by artists who have been awarded first, second, and
third prize in the Brush Art Gallery’s Members’ Juried Exhibition. This show provides the selected artists with a three person gallery show. It focuses on introducing the artists to the community and provides an opportunity to take an in-depth look at their outstanding artwork. First Prize: Anna Isaak-Ross, Lowell; second prize Yanick Lapuh, Brookline; and third prize, Gregory Wright, Lowell.