"Art Festival" by Tom Gill at TreMonte Pizzeria in Lowell
"Art Festival" by Tom Gill at TreMonte Pizzeria in Lowell

Whistler artist winner

Mary Rose O'Connell, resident artist at Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, recently won the Patty and John Wentworth Award for Excellence for her oil painting "The Breakfast Table" at the Third Summer Show at the Rockport Art Association and Museum's Juried Members Exhibition. The show runs through Aug. 19 at the venue at 12 Main St., Rockport. Visit www.rockportartassn.org. For info on O'Connell, visit www.oconnellfineart.com.

Art with your pizza

"The Breakfast Table" by Mary Rose O’Connell is an award recipient in Rockport.
"The Breakfast Table" by Mary Rose O'Connell is an award recipient in Rockport.

Works by Tom Gill, one of Lowell's most well-known painters, are on view through Oct. 30 at TreMonte Pizzeria, 112 Middle St., Lowell. Known for his landscapes, street scenes and portraits, his new show, "Impressions," is a collection of carefully observed oil paintings of the world as he sees it. Many of his scenes are easily identified views of the region. "The beauty of Tom's work is in his composition and distinctive layered brushwork, which appears casual but shows careful attention to detail," show coordinator Mary Hart said. A reception is set for Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m. For info, contact Hart at mjhart206@gmail.com.

You'll be in stitches


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Crochet work by Sarah Kuhn
Crochet work by Sarah Kuhn

Textile artist/educator Sarah Kuhn teaches a pop-up workshop on crochet techniques Tuesday, Aug. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., at Arts League of Lowell, 307 Market St. Her work is on view in ALL's current show, "Fabrications of the Imagination." Her fiber works, she says, use an easily learned technique that yields interesting, three-dimensional results. Open to interested adults. No supplies or experience necessary, but registration in advance required by contacting ALL programs coordinator Mary Hart at mjhart206 @gmail.com; $10 materials fee payable at workshop.