Peter Zimmerman
Peter Zimmerman

LOWELL -- Tradition meets memory and innovation at the Loading Dock Gallery in March when Western Avenue Studios artists Laura Doran and Peter Zimmerman team up for Restructuring Tradition.

Running Feb. 27-March 31, the show features Doran's digitally-altered photos of family heirloom china, crystal and glass. The project began as a private exploration of memory, as Doran photographed the treasures, then manipulated them digitally with her computer, creating a new vision. She has shared them with her mother, bringing the memories full-circle.

Zimmerman offers a series of new glass vessels in the exhibit, created during his visit to Bermuda to work on the free-blown pieces in a furnace that registered 2100 degrees. The shapes and techniques are ancient, but he used his imagination and creativity to explore color and pattern in ways that are modern.

Peter Zimmerman, "Vase I"
Peter Zimmerman, "Vase I"

Reception is Saturday, March 2, 5-7 p.m., at the gallery, located at 122 Western Ave., Lowell. Gallery open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 978-656-1687 or visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com.

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Work by J.R. Uretsky in Score! at Zeitgeist Gallery
Work by J.R. Uretsky in Score! at Zeitgeist Gallery
  • BRUSH FUNDRAISER: The Brush Gallery and Artists' Studios present the 2nd annual 4 x 4 For Education Fundraiser on Saturday, 2-5 p.m., at the gallery, 256 Market St., Lowell. One hundred 4 x 4-inch works of art will be sold to benefit the Alice Giavis Memorial Scholarship Fund for Lowell students studying art in college or art school. $25 admission guarantees one piece of original art. Drawing starts at 3 p.m. Preview art on Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 admission if you only want to enjoy the event to enjoy event. www.thebrush.org.
  • ZEITGEIST GALLERY: Score!, an exhibit featuring works by emerging artists Francesca Caruso, Anthony Palocci Jr., Kristine Roan and J.R. Uretsky, runs Feb. 27-March 30 at Zeitgeist Gallery, 167 Market St., Lowell. Reception Saturday, March 2, 5-8 p.m. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 617-285-1610 for info.
  • POWERS GALLERY: Art & Architecture, an exhibit that focusing on the nuances of architecture by artists working in several media, runs March 2-30 at Powers Gallery, 144 Great Road, Acton. Reception Saturday, March 2, 4-7 p.m. with gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. by Bruce Irving, former producer of This Old House and author of New England Icons. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 978-263-5105.

 

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