Lowell Massachusetts Art
The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, Lowell Massachusetts: Art of Lowell. This creative life's work brings together the various media created by famous and prolific artists from Lowell in various media such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics and more.
One of the city's hidden gems, the Christian Hill Reservoir offers stunning views of Lowell itself. Personally, I live and work in Boston and live in Somerville, but almost all of my collection has a connection to Lowell, New England. Although I agree in part with the work of local artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Robert A.M. Stern, and Robert E. Howard, it is undeniable that this city has been watching its native artists for decades, and losing them after a short drive down I-93. This art could come from local scenes and people who could represent local life, from people who collected it or even found themselves in Lowell based on their personal experience.
Paths is street art, which uses a combination of spray paint, graffiti and other forms of paint to create invisible images that appear magical in the wet.
Janet was an art teacher at Dracut High School before starting her art career. Lawson's was opened in 1845 and many artists have worked and taught there and exhibited their works. Classes range from drawing, watercolour, knitting, fashion and design and can be attended at any time of the day or night, even in the early hours of the morning.
Whistler House is also a member of the Downtown Boston Arts Council, a group of artists who want to expand the downtown scene. The complex consists of three brick mill buildings and includes a 5 hectare complex that houses the Loading Dock Gallery, an artist-run gallery. The gallery has a rotating exhibition with one or two members and a showcase where the works of Western Ave artists are sold. It opened in 2009 as part of a collaboration between the West Boston Art Society and Western Avenue Art Gallery.
In the medical field, M2D2, better known as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Medical Device Research and Development Center, is a space that provides space for small medical device companies to conduct research and development and commercial use.
Colloquially known as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, many history books refer to Lowell's mill girls who helped to process textiles. The shock troops of this impending cultural reconstruction that have made Lowell what it is now are the soul mates of Gallery 21. Founded in 1878 by the Lowell Art Association, Inc., it was the first of its kind in the United States and one of only a handful of art associations to be established. There are a number of graduates from the Mass. College of Art and the Museum School, as well as transplanted Bostonians and transplants from other parts of Massachusetts and New England.
I like to read the New York Times every Sunday, watch educational television on Channel 2, buy a membership in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and enjoy a good beer or two in one of the many local craft beer and wine bars.
Addie was confronted with a variety of artistic media, had a lot of freedom to move, interacted with artists and even had the opportunity to make her own art. The paintings are Gilbert Stuart's famous works, owned by the MFA in Boston, and the sketches by John Singer Sargent are on display. Addie was dazzled by her first visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in the early 1970s. Her first works of art, such as "The Dazzling Woman" and "Paintings from the Garden of Eden," are on view, as are some of her favorite paintings.
One of the most famous works of art in the Lowell High School collection is "Tears in Lowell," a portrait of a young woman in her early 20s. It is the work of John F. Kennedy, a respected physician who began his practice in Chelmsford and moved to Lowell in 1831.
In 1844, a group of Lowell Whigs commissioned him to paint a portrait of the then Foreign Minister Daniel Webster. In 1845, Lowell's city register indicates that Howes's studio was in a location he would occupy for the next 34 years. Frederick W. Stickney, the library's architect, was a Lowell native who studied architecture at the Boston Institute of Technology. His works include a number of buildings in similar styles, also erected in the 1890s, including the Washington GOGO in Washington, D.C., and the Boston Public Library.
We spent the next few hours roaming the studio, looking at a number of Howes's works as well as his personal collection. Our first stop was a Co-op gallery run by many artists on Western Ave. When we left the gallery, Addie and I wandered into a small gallery with a large collection of paintings by the same artists.