An old saying goes something like this: "A man can work from sun to sun but a woman's work is never done." Six accomplished female artists explore that theme in the new show "A Woman's Work ... (Interior/Exterior Exploration)," on view at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios, 256 Market St., Lowell, Jan. 12-March 3.

Works by Stephanie Roberts-Camello, Betty Canick, Leslie Graff, Pamela Lawson, Michelle Lougee and Carole Rabe are featured in the exhibition. Each artist connects to the theme by interpreting nature or using architectural elements in her work.

Lawson and Lougee explore the natural environments of sea creatures and worker bees. Graff and Rabe capture the domestic surroundings of the American home. Roberts-Camello and Canick incorporate both interior and exterior worlds in their work.

A reception is set for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2-4 p.m., with a snow date of Sunday, Jan. 27. There will be an artist talk during Lowell Women's Week on Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Visit for details.

In other Brush news, artist studio space is available for rent. For info or to arrange a visit, email Jim Dyment at or call 978-459-7819



NEW VIEWS: "Color & Consciousness," a vibrant new show by Jessica Young, is on view through Saturday at Coffee and Cotton, Mill No. 5, fourth floor, 250 Jackson St. Young is a psychotherapist, yogi and self-taught artist who uses meditation and intuitive visualization to create her vibrant abstract fluid artworks. The collection features 16 original pieces relating to human consciousness and emotion. ... "Fantasy Worlds & Mystical Beasts" is on view through Jan. 27 at Gallery Z Artist Coop, 167 Market St., Lowell. ... The New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck St., Lowell, opens a new exhibit, "Guns, Loaded Conversations," Jan. 15-April 27, plus "Just For the Fun Of It, favorites from the Pilgrim Roy Collection," Jan.

15-March 30. Visit for details.

FLORA IN WINTER: Banish your winter doldrums with a trip to Worcester Art Museum's "Flora in Winter 2019." For three days, Jan. 24-27, the region's top floral designers interpret paintings, sculpture and other works with imaginative arrangements that both dazzle and delight. The museum also offers an array of studio art classes for adults, teens and kids. Visit for info on these and other programs.

SAVE THE DATE: Whistler House Museum of Art and Lowell Art Association host a book-launch party Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m., in the Whistler House's Parker Gallery, 243 Worthen St., Lowell, for "Soulmates: A Union of Visual Arts and Poetry." The new book, published by the Arts Group of the Merrimack Valley and the Grey Court Poets, is a collaboration of more than 60 artists and poets from the Merrimack Valley. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

MEET THE ARTISTS: The Chelmsford Art Society hosts a reception for its Holiday Members Exhibit at the Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Road, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-4 p.m. Free to all, refreshments and music.