It's that time of year again for member shows at area galleries and museums. This week, it's the Brush Art Gallery and Studio artists' turn with an opening.
Members of the New England Sculptors Association are also participating in the group show that runs Nov. 10 to Dec. 24, with a reception set for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.
The open call show has no set theme, but work incorporating winter landscapes, items and activities was encouraged. The work for sale may be taken home for holiday gifts on the show's final day, Dec. 24. A cash prize for Best in Show will be announced at the reception.
Participating artists include Louise Abbott, Gregory Barry, Pierre Beaumier, Donna Berger, Valerie Borgal, John Brickels, Linda Cargiuolo, Rose Carney, Norm Caron, George Chen, Anita Helen Cohen, MaryAnn Coravos, Meredith Fife Day, Michael delaVega, Cynthia DeSando, Tammy Dohner, Cassie Doyon, Dave Drinon, Claire Gagnon, Janese Hexon, Wendy James, David R.
The Brush is located at 256 Market St., Lowell. Call 978-459-7819 or visit www.thebrush.org for info.
POLITICAL SATIRE: "Liberty and Justice: The Satirical Art of Salley Mavor" is on view now at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell. Running through December 30, it includes 12 enlarged photographs from the Wee Folk Players series of satirical cartoons, a 14-minute stop motion animated film, "Liberty and Justice: A Cautionary Tale in the Land of the Free," and displays of the three-dimensional characters used in the film and photos. The exhibit was abruptly censored by another venue in September and moved to the NEQM. Mavor will present a lecture "Sweet to Satirical' at the NEQM on Saturday, November 17 at 1 p.m. Visit www.nequiltmuseum.org for info.
WINTER SHOWS: The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton is gearing up for the winter months with two exhibitions. Already open and running through February 17 is "Matryoshka in Winter." It features a selection of nesting dolls from the museum's collection that celebrates Russian winter and the Christmas season. Some of the dolls tell the story of Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden who are said to bring joy and presents to children on New Year's Eve. Other themes include Santa Claus and the joys of winter in Russia. "Corncobs to Cosmonauts: Redefining the Holidays during the Soviet Era" runs November 9-January 27 and transforms the museum's West Gallery into a Russian Winter Wonderland. The centerpiece of the exhibit is over 150 Soviet era ornaments displayed alongside various decorated New Year's trees, along with toys, books and cards. For information, visit www.museumofrussianicons.org.
SAVE THE DATE: The invitations will be in the mail any day now for the Whistler Holiday Party. The festive event is at the Whistler House Museum of Art on Friday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. Fun includes a live art auction, silent auction, raffles, dining, an open bar, entertainment and convivial fun.
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