As fall turns into winter each year, the Whistler House Museum of Art gathers its artist members together for its annual Fall Juried Members Exhibition. And, as always, this year's assemblage, on view Nov. 18-Jan. 27, is a powerful display of artwork by members of the Lowell Art Association, Inc., the country's oldest incorporated art association.
Artist members share work in a range of subjects and mediums and representing both modernist and traditional methods and aesthetics. Through paintings, drawings, sculpture, fiber art, printmaking and photography, they invited viewers to experience the world through varying perspectives in the exciting showcase.
Juror John Avakian had a wealth of artworks to choose from.
Avakian is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and also has a BFA and an MFA from Yale University, with a major in painting and a minor in printmaking.
He has taught graphic design and fine arts at the SMFA, Paier College of Art and Northeastern University, where he was recognized for 15 years of dedicated and effective teaching.
His work covers many subjects from experimental and mythical images to large-scale portraits and explorations of the cosmos. He has exhibited in over 40 shows, both solo and group, and won numerous awards and prizes.
"Every year we get more impressive fine works of art from our ever-growing artist membership," said president and executive director Sara Bogosian.
A reception takes place on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 2-4 p.m.
And in addition, the Whistler House will soon be decked out for the holidays and the annual Holiday Art Auction and Party on Friday, Dec. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the historic Whistler House, 243 Worthen St.
Each year, the holiday party is a fun-filled fundraising event, and we're grateful to our sponsors, artists, and to the many volunteers who make this event a success," said Bogosian. "This is one of our most anticipated events of the year, featuring a live art auction, silent auction, open bar, dinner and live entertainment."
State Rep. Tom Golden will serve as auctioneer and there are a variety of great items from original works of art to tickets to sporting events, vineyard tours and horseback riding lessons in the live and silent auctions. Tickets are $95 for non-members; $85 for members. Proceeds benefit education programs, continuing restoration of the historic property and operating expenses. For info and to make reservations, contact Rae Easter at 978-452-7641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRUSH HONORS VETS: Join veterans and members of the community on Saturday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, 256 Market St., Lowell, for the closing reception, 2-4 p.m. for the Honoring Our Veterans Exhibition. The exhibit, a joint venture between the Brush and Ironstone Farm, is a veteran-themed exhibition featuring artwork by veterans, military images, veterans activities and programs. Visit www.thebrush.org for details.
HOMER IN WORCESTER: Winslow Homer, considered the quintessential American artist, produced some of his most celebrated works during and after a sojourn in the small fishing village of Cullercoats on the northeastern coast of England in 1881-1882. The Worcester Art Museum celebrates Homer's English sojourn in the new exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, running Nov. 11-May 10 at the museum. The show, produced in collaboration with the Milwaukee Art Museum, shows how the landscape of England, the artists he met there and the reviews of his work received while abroad all had a profound impact on his career. It features 50 Homer works, plus painting by his English contemporaries.
For info and special activities, visit www.worcesterart.org.
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