After a long dreary 14 months of pandemic the Art League of Lowell is ready to renew spirits with a slate of events for June. The advent of good weather brings the unofficial beginning of Summer, and with it the easing of Covid-19 restrictions and the gallery is poised to resume its more active phase.
Opening this week is a collaborative print and video show “A Walk in the Woods” by artists Jan Johnson and Walter Wright. A series of detailed relief prints combining image and type evoke the complex experience of natural settings, including a video installation with sound and movement. The show continues through June 26, with an artist reception on June 19 from 3 to 5 PM. Both artists will offer workshops during June:
On June 9, Space Notation by Wright, and on June 16 Japanese Relief Printmaking by Johnson. More information can be found on the Arts League website www.artsleagueoflowell.org.
With gatherings limited, the famous ALL artists receptions have been deferred, but finally the gallery is throwing open the doors for a reception on June 12. Collage for All, a show featuring the diverse work of 26 artists continues through June 26 and will be celebrated with a reception June 12, from 3 to 5. All are welcome, but please wear a mask.
The Gates Block community garden next door is abloom and in it, you can find a gleaming new sculpture by artist-member Dan Rocha. Reaching 8.5 feet into the air “Be Bop Tower” arcs above flowers and shrubs and mirrors the flowers, bricks and even the passing car lights…transforming the view to a kaleidoscope. The garden also features Madi Lord’s “inspiration” and “little dancer” steel sculptures. A green oasis on Market Street, the garden is lovingly tended by artist volunteers and is a lovely place to sit and enjoy.
Conveniently located in the center of Lowell’s historic district, the Arts League Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to 4 PM. The gallery operates in compliance with safe gathering restrictions in place as mandated by the state of Massachusetts.
The Arts League of Lowell is 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization