CHELMSFORD -- 'Tis the season to be thankful.
Westford photographers Tom Briere and Jean Butler celebrate their thankfulness in the exhibit Gifts from All Seasons, opening this weekend at the Gallery at Weston Nurseries, 160 Pine Hill Road.
The show opens with a reception on Sunday, Nov. 18, 1-4 p.m. and runs through Dec. 30.
"Going somewhere with my camera is like being a kind on Christmas morning," says Butler. "I never know what I'm going to find, but I know it will be good since beautiful moments are always around us."
For Briere, the gift becomes reality when he presses the shutter button and has his "aha moment" of discovery.
Both photographers draw on trips to distant locales and local places in their work.
The show is open during business hours at the nursery. www.westonnurseries.com.
HOLIDAY SHOW: The ALL Members Holiday Show, hosted by the Arts League of Lowell, opens Friday, Nov. 16, and is open every Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through Jan. 7 in the ALL Arts Gallery, 117 Merrimack St., Lowell. A reception will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-4 p.m. www.artsleagueoflowell.com
POETRY AND PAINTINGS: Local poets and artists Joe Nardoni, Michael Hoerman, Patrick Pierce, Stephen Anstey and Peter Eliopoulos participate in a multi-media arts evening on Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. at 119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford St., Lowell.
DESIGN CONTEST: The City of Lowell invites artists to submit images for the Lowell Bag, a grocery-style bag that will be created by local manufacturer UnWrapped and distributed at events to promote Lowell. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Dec. 7. $1,000 prize to winner. Visit www.Lowell.org or www.CultureisCool.org for guidelines.
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