The Whistler House Museum of Art, located in Lowell, Massachusetts, is the historic birthplace of the famous American artist, James McNeill Whistler. Established in 1878 as the Lowell Art Association Inc., it is the oldest incorporated art association in the United States. The WHMA is known internationally for its distinguished collection of 19th and early 20th century New England representational art. The historic home hosts many exhibits, lectures, concerts, educational and community programs, and an array of social events in the residence, gallery and adjoining Victorian park. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM – 4 PM.
Exhibit: September 30 – November 7, 2015 | Reception: Sunday, October 4, 1 – 4 PM
The Whistler House Announces Exhibition of Life-Long Lowell Artist Janet Lambert-Moore
The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Janet Lambert-Moore: A Creative Life. The exhibition will run from September 30 – November 7, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 4 from 1 to 4 pm in the Parker Gallery.
A Creative Life showcases a lifelong body of work created in various media by an illustrious and prolific artist from Lowell. Lambert-Moore is well-known for her paintings of local iconic buildings and signage, as well as nature scenes and portraits. She works with oils, acrylics, pastels, pen and ink, and watercolors to create detailed works of art. Lambert-Moore’s art can be found throughout the Northeast including the Hall of Flags at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, the Tsongas Arena, the Nesmith House, UMASS Lowell, Middlesex Community College, the State House, various banks in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, a mural at the Dracut Historical Society, and in many private collections.
Lambert-Moore has been an active ambassador of art in the Lowell area since the late 1950’s. She is a lifetime member of the Lowell Art Association, Inc. In the late 1940’s, she took classes at the Whistler House Museum of Art with Leo Panas, a professor of art at UMass Lowell. In 1948, at the age of 9, she won her first art award at a Whistler House exhibition. Her first one-woman art show was at the Whistler House Museum in 1960.
Lambert-Moore is the winner of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Lowell Office of Cultural Affairs, and is a Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni. She is also a charter member of A Brush with History Gallery, now known as The Brush Art Gallery and Studios. She won a first place award in the New England Press Association’s Better Newspaper contest for an illustration done with Jeff Walsh. The illustration, covering the life of former U. S. Senator Paul Tsongas, was published in the Lowell Sun. Her creation of a custom Christmas tree ornament was on display in the White House. Also, under former Police Superintendent Ed Davis, she redesigned the seal on the uniform of the Lowell Police department. She also illustrated the children’s book The Magic Chopsticks.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Masters Degree in Education from Salem State College. She taught art for 10 years at Dracut High School before pursuing her art career.
Lambert-Moore will be present at the gallery daily for the duration of her show.