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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
IMPRESSIONIST DEMO: Dave Drinon, a well-known New England artist with a passion for painting seascapes and urban scenes with a regional twist, shares his Impressionistic techniques at the Chelmsford Art Society's meeting on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Chelmsford Library on Boston Road. Drinon is currently the artist-in-residence at Whistler House Museum of Art. Drinon combines "en plien air" and studio work in his paintings, and his work is owned by collectors around the country. The meeting and demonstration is free and open to the public.
LOWELL SCENE: "Patterns" is now on view at the ALL Arts Gallery, 307 Market St., Lowell, through March 5. The artists' reception is Saturday, Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m. ... "Quilts We Live With & Love" is on view at Z Gallery, 167 Market St., Lowell, through Jan. 29. Featured are colorful quilts by Betsy Perry, Caitlin Topham, Emily Rapley, Julie Legere and Pamela Howland. Visit www.galleryzartistcoop.com for info. All are invited to the Artist Showcase on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 5:30-7 p.m. at unchARTed Gallery, 103 Market St. The Lowell Loves to Learn project will introduce the local artist whose work will appear on BookNooks throughout downtown Lowell businesses and other locations to promote reading and literacy. The event is family-friendly and will feature activities to encourage kids to find a passion for books. Visit www.projectlearninc.org. for info.
AT THE ADDISON: The Addison Gallery of American Art, located on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, opens its latest exhibit, "Throwing Up Bunnies: The Irreverent Interlopings of Triple Candie," with a reception on Friday, Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m. and runs through April 2. Triple Candie is an alternative curatorial agency and gallery, created and run by art historians Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett, that creates exhibitions that challenge the traditional assumptions about art's value and experience. Dubbed "Manhattan's one truly alternative alternative space" by The New York Times, its founders now produce exhibitions around the country. Other exhibitions at the Addison include "Manzanar: Photographs by Ansel Adams," extended through March 5; "The Deception of Perception: Exploring Distortion and Ambiguity in Photography," through March 5; "Taking Shape: Sculpture at the Addison," through March 19 and "Eye on the Collection," through March 19. Free admission. Visit www.addisongallery.org.