Get out the vote
Throughout August, Concord Museum is commemorating the 100th anniversary of Massachusetts ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. Activities include "Art and Action for Suffrage," a family drop-in art program, Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free with admission. On Thursday, Aug. 22, the museum hosts a staged reading of "I Want to Go to Jail," a play by Pamela Swing. Performance at 7 p.m., preceded by reception at 6 p.m., in museum's Rasmussen Education Center. $5, members; $10, non-members. Call 978-369-9763, ext. 216 or visit www.concordmuseum.org.
Ales' art in P'town
Paintings by Lowell artist Angela Ales are featured in "Interpretation," Aug. 16-27, at the Bowersock Gallery, 373 Commercial St., Provincetown. The show includes works that interpret social issues, wild nature and the human experience. "My work is a response to our times," said Ales, who has a studio at Western Avenue Studios. "As a Latin American artist today, more than any time in recent memory, I find myself and my gender threatened by politicians who eagerly harness fear of the unfamiliar, exhibit racism and spew disinformation." Featured are works from her two series "Immigration and Monologue." Also on view are works by Cape Cod sculptor Neil Grant and Maine artist Jeffrey Fitzgerald.
Between the lines
"The Funky Book Show" is on view through Aug. 25 at Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave., Lowell. It features a variety of artist books by gallery resident artists and other invite New England artists, who have made innovative creations that expand the perception of books. Viewers are invited to explore and discover the creative techniques, papers, forms, folds, bindings, contents and the ways artist books are used and viewed. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Call 978-985-0695 or email LDGgallery@gmail.com for info.