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FOUR by FOUR for Education Exhibit and Event
Image by Colleen Sgroi
Four by Four for Education Exhibit
July 12 to July 21, 2022
(depending on Covid levels): Online July 22
or In-Person July 23
We ask visual artists to create one 4 inch by 4 inch work of art. The Brush provides a blank, stretched canvas. Artists chose whatever media they want.
CREATE A CANVAS
Participants at the event buy $25 tickets and win a work of art. Names are drawn at random and your place in line is determined by the drawing. It's like a raffle except everyone who purchases a ticket wins a canvas.
: The Four by Four raises funds for the Brush Scholarship fund and Special Perspectives. A $1000 scholarship is granted to a deserving UMass Lowell art student
. Special Perspectives programming brings art instruction to challenged adults, currently Megan's House, a transition program for young women recovering from addiction.
Benefits of Lowell’s Urban Environment
A Series Presented by the Brush Art Gallery and Studios and Funded by the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation
August 2019 Through July 2020
The Brush Art Gallery and Studios presents: “Benefits of Lowell’s Urban Environment” a series of activities designed to bring awareness of the urban environment to our community. The series will run from August 2019 to July 2020 and will include partnerships with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Lowell Cemetery, Lowell National Historical Park, and Lowell High School. Funded by the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation, the series will also include an educational exhibition in July 2020
Educational Exhibit AVAILABLE ONLINE
Including photo documentation and artist interpretations of the previous activities, a "Call for Entries" will be circulated for artist submissions on the subject of trees and rivers, and greenspaces in Lowell. This exhibit is scheduled at the Brush: July 7 to 26, 2020
EVENTS WHICH INFORMED THE EXHIBITION
Plein Air Painting Class
August 4, 2019 taught by Claire Gagnon in conjunction with "Wellness on the Walkways" and in partnership with the Lowell National Historical Park. Location Lucy Larcom Park, Time 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (FREE EVENT). Bring your own painting supplies and set up. All media welcome. The Wellness on the Walkways tour starts at 10:00 AM at the National Park Visitor Center on Market Street. Toward the end of the walk at 11:00 AM, a demonstration and class will begin at Lucy Larcom Park. You are welcome to stay and take the class or continue with the walk.
Tree Identification Walk at Lowell Cemetery
Attendees will learn how to identify and learn the importance of trees as well as their history in Lowell. A photographer will be present to document the event. (In collaboration with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and Lowell Cemetery). Duration: 1.5 hours. Park inside Lawrence Street Entrance. Rain or Shine. August 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM.
Concord River Greenway Walk
Tour a beautiful part of Lowell. A photographer will be present to document the event. A plein air painting class will also meet at Wamesit Falls overlook located along the walk. (In collaboration with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust). National Trails Day, Park inside Lawrence Street Entrance of Lowell Cemetery. Rain or Shine. Sept. 28, 2019. Time 9:30 AM. Duration: 1.5 hours. Plein air class duration: 2 hours.
Bird Watching at Lowell Cemetery
Search out and identify local species of birds. A photographer will be present to document the event. (In collaboration with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and Lowell Cemetery). Park inside Lawrence Street Entrance. Rain or Shine. Oct 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM. Duration: 1.5 hours
Animal Tracking Walk
Explore traces of wild life. A photographer will be present to document the event. Saturday, February 22 at 9:00 AM. Dress Warm!
(In collaboration with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust) Location: Hawk Valley Farm in Pawtucketville. RSVP info@LowellLandTrust.org Duration: 1.5 hours
Arbor Day Poster Contest
In addition to public entries, Lowell High School will participate in this contest. The Brush Art Gallery and Studios will coordinate jurors, supply materials, select winners, and award prizes. The best results will be exhibited April 14 to May 31, 2020 at the Brush. This contest would take place in February and March in order to promote Arbor Day in April.