First Snow, Lowell  by Dave Drinon, who gives a demonstration Saturday at the Chelmsford Art Association.
First Snow, Lowell by Dave Drinon, who gives a demonstration Saturday at the Chelmsford Art Association.

Take a trip down memory lane at "A Sign of the Times," a new exhibit at Lowell's Brush Art Gallery and Studios on Market Street.

On view now through March 11, the exhibit taps into the past with its mixture of Americana, typography, vintage styles and designs that offer up an array of work that is nostalgic and original.

Jim Dyment, executive director of the Brush, and curator Mary Ann Kearns, formerly with the 119 Gallery, co-organized the exhibit, which features the work of several Boston artists.

John Antonellis' art is influenced by pop-culture imagery from Adventure Comics, science-fiction "B" movies and pulp-fiction paperbacks. Now an illustrator and designer in Boston, Antonellis says he dreamed in storyboards as a child and is following through with that in his artwork.

Zachary Gabbard is a sculptor who runs a foundry in Hyde Park. He not only creates objects, but also designs performance and video art. His sculptures of neon and LED lighting catch the viewer off guard with his unexpected messages.

Graphic designer Joanne Kaliontzis uses images from greeting cards, packaging and signs to create bold, colorful collages. Working with equal parts color and composition, she transforms vintage graphics into textured layers that elevate images from advertising into artful reconstructions.

A reception is slated for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2-4 p.m., with a snow date on Saturday, Feb. 4, same time. The Brush is open Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Visit