"Pine Trees at Dusk and Dawn" by Brush artist Victoria Voner is on view in the new "Brush at Whistler" show opening this week.
"Pine Trees at Dusk and Dawn" by Brush artist Victoria Voner is on view in the new "Brush at Whistler" show opening this week.

The Whistler House Museum of Art and the Brush Art Gallery and Studios are two of Lowell's most well-known and long-standing art institutions.

This fall, they join forces as partners in "Creative Fusion: The Brush at the Whistler," a showcase of Brush Studio artists' work on view at the Whistler House, 243 Worthen St., Lowell, Sept. 26-Nov. 3. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m., in the Parker Gallery.

"For many years, the Whistler House and Brush have enjoyed a wonderful relationship and partnership, promoting art of mediums to a diverse community in Lowell, the Merrimack Valley and beyond," Sara Bogosian, the Whistler's executive director, says in the show's press release. "Like the Whistler House, the Brush's studio artists are composed of a unique collaborative team of creative individuals who endlessly strive to share their passion for the visual arts to all art lovers alike."

The show features the works of well-known artists Penelope Cox, Jenny Day, Lolita Demers, Chrissy Theo Hungate, Debbie Janes, Paul Richardson, Ioana Singureanu, Victoria Voner and Will Winslow.

Each artist has curated work that showcases his or her unique style, skill and vision to create a cohesive yet varied exhibition, highlighting an exclusive collection of fine works of art. The show is juried and curated by the Whistler House curatorial staff.

"This highly anticipated exhibition not only continues the important partnership with the Brush, but continues to foster a supportive group of artists in our community. And that is an important part of our mission," Bogosian says.


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Selected works by the Brush Gallery Associate Artists are also on view in the Member's Room at the Whistler House. Visit www.whistlerhouse.org for details.

Nancye Tuttle's email address is nancyedt@verizon.net.

Art picks

ART IN THE GARDEN: The Gates Block Garden at the Arts League of Lowell presents the whimsical sculptures of Madeleine Lord on view at 307 Market St., through Oct. 28. Lord, an ALL member and resident of Dudley, works in welded steel, crafting figures from discarded metal parts. Her clever fabrications delight viewers. Nationally known, her work has been shown in numerous locations including the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and the Concord Art Association. The Gates Garden show features 10 recent works nestled among the late-summer blooms and hiding among the vines. Viewers are invited to discover all 10. The gated garden is open most daylight hours and is open to the community to enjoy. A public reception to celebrate the garden's third season, as well as Lord's works, is planned for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m., For info, contact Mary Hart at mjhart206@gmail.com.

ART CLASSES: What better time than fall to learn something new? Dracut artist Claire Gagnon offers "Initiation to Painting" classes for all levels at ALL Arts Gallery and the Brush Art Gallery now and into December. All levels are also welcome to her color classes in October and November. For dates, times and other details, call her at 617-901-3873, or visit www.chezclaireartschool.com.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., is the deadline to enter the annual Juried Exhibition sponsored by the Brush Art Gallery and Studios and the New England Sculptors Association for their upcoming show Nov. 10-Dec. 24 at the Brush. All media will be accepted, and up to three entries are allowed. For details and to apply online visit http://www.lowellartshows.com/brushmember/.