Brush Artists Share ‘Love of Art’ at Anniversary Show – Lowell Sun

For 40 years, studio artists at Lowell’s Brush Art Gallery & Studios have been making art and educating the public about it through their Open Studio environment.

They invite everyone to feel the joy of creativity in their special annual artist studio exhibition “For the Love of Art”, a celebratory anniversary show to be seen from September 24th to November 24th. 6. The reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29. An artist talk will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 23.

The exhibition includes an array of artworks that reflect each of the studio’s current artists’ unique love of mediums, techniques and subject matter.

The press release says it all: “Art is an authentic experience, an expression of individuality and a means of communication to touch the soul. Each artist finds their inner voice through their expression and gets lost in it during the creative process.

Artists, their media and hometowns include Donna Berger, painter/illustrator/graphic designer, Chelmsford; Penelope Cox, handmade jewelry, Lowell; Jenny Day, quilts, Billerica; Lolita Demers, ceramics/mixed media, Methuen; Claire Gagnon, painter, Dracut; Chrissy Theo Hungate, sculptor/painter, Lowell; Gwendolyn Lanier, visual artist, Lowell; Paul Richardson, photographer, Lowell; Raksha Soni, painter, Burlington; Tom Whiting, Digital Painter and Draftsman, Lowell; and Will Winslow, designer/illustrator, Lowell.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Call 978-459-7819 or visit www.thebrush.org.

Gallery Notes

POLITICS AND SATIRE: Political issues are on people’s minds these days with midterm elections looming and many issues having a political bent. No matter how you plan to vote or what you believe, you’ll enjoy “Political-isms,” a new show playing September 30 through October 30. 23 at Gallery Z, 167 Market St., Lowell. In the show, artists Barbara Fletcher and May DeViney bring together different “isms” or political philosophies that use narrative satire to expose the different issues in society. DeViney often uses found objects in her art, highlighting various issues that affect both genders with historical and religious references. Fletcher’s whimsical art is lighter, but sometimes has a darker, slightly macabre side to it. She mainly focuses on environmental issues. The reception is from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, October 9. An informal artist talk titled “Art and Politics” takes place from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, October 13. Thu.-Sun. Call 978-692-5040 or visit galleryzartistcoop.com.

PASTEL IMPRESSIONS: Artists who make art “en plein air” do so on location and outdoors. A special one-day preview of outdoor pastel prints by local artist Mary Jane Marcucci takes place from 2.30pm to 8pm on Wednesday September 28 at the Tewksbury Country Club, 1880 Main St., Tewksbury. This is a preview of two other exhibitions of his work. One is October 1-30 at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 6 Turnpike Road, Newburyport. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The other show is on view Oct. 1-Nov. 30 at the new second-floor exhibition area of ​​Tewksbury Library, 300 Chandler St. Open to the public daily.

ART WALK RETURNS: City Arts Nashua proudly presents the 18th Annual Art Walk on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25. “We’re back – live and in person,” a press release proudly proclaims. Two venues — the Nashua Public Library at 2 Court Street and Picker Artists at 3 Pine Street — are the venues for the outdoor event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Organizers have decided to hold a smaller version of the traditional ArtWalk this year as a transition to presenting live, in-person events. Next year, they plan to bring the familiar event back downtown. Both days will feature a variety of live entertainment, artists and food trucks. The literal ArtWalk part of the event includes a mapped loop between the two sites with a curated selection of murals and sculptures. For more information, visit cityartsnashua.org.

Christopher S. Washington