The local art scene is busy, with new shows opening in several venues.
The CCA Gallery at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road, opens "Lee Fortier, Photography -- Favorite Images" with a free reception Friday, Nov. 2, 5:30-7 p.m. The gallery is open Sundays, 1-4 p.m., and at the CCA's First Friday reception. It runs through Dec. 23.
Artist Meredith Fife Day showcases an exhibition of collages, paintings and drawings in her show, "What I make of what I see," at Arts Research Collaborative, 82 Prescott St., Lowell. The reception is Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m., and it runs Nov. 6-Dec. 8.
The University Gallery at UMass Lowell is currently showing "Some Sense of Order," featuring paintings by Young Min Moon, an artist and critic whose work reflects his cultural and geographical migration.
A closing talk and reception take place Nov. 17, at 3:30 p.m., first in the O'Leary Library, Room 222, and continuing at the University Gallery, Mahoney Hall, Broadway Street, UML South Campus. Visit www.uml.edu/FAHSS/Art/Galleries-Exhibitions/University-Gallery for info.
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GRAND OPENING: Concord Museum launches a new era this weekend with the grand opening of the new Rasmussen Education Center. A ribbon-cutting Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m., will be followed by an open house and self-guided tour of the new facility. It continues with a free open house Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days with activities for all ages, including music, hands-on activities for families with children and visits with living-history interpreters. The new building includes a history learning center, three classrooms and a community lyceum meeting hall for museum programs and community groups.www.concordmuseum.org for details.
NEW SHOW IN ACTON: A new exhibit of work by artist journalist Greg Mason Burns runs Nov. 4-30 at the YV Art Museum, Contemporary Arts International, 68 Quarry Road, Acton.
INDIAN INTERLUDE: The sights, sounds and tastes of India come to life on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Worcester Art Museum's Fall Community Day. Celebrating Diwali, India's most celebrated national holiday, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and features numerous activities, including Indian dress try-ons, henna tattoos, music, dance, crafts and traditional food. Visitors are also invited to tour the museum's special exhibition, "Preserved Pages: Book as Art in Persia and India, 1300-1800." Visit www.worcesterart.org/information for info.