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Lowell Photography Weekend Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  January 23, 2009 09:09 AM

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RAW denizen fairnsquare passes along a tip about what looks to be terrific multi-venue photo exhibits in Lowell next weekend. Seven Lowell galleries, museums, and arts organizations will host photo shows as part of Lowell Photography Weekend Friday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 1.

Some of the shows feature the work of one photographer; others were open to all and juried. Here's the lineup:

Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave. 978-349-8069
"Point of View" -- an exhibit by the community of photographers at the studios.
Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan 30.

Brush Art Gallery & Studios, 256 Market St. 978-459-7819
Photo2009 Black & White Classic Juried Photography Show. The B&W images in this show were shot with film and developed using only traditional darkroom techniques, with no digital processing. Juried by Howard Yezerski of the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston.
Reception: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan 31 (snow date the same time the next day).

Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St. 978-452-7641
"Instant Images: Art of the Polaroid" -- Polaroid and Polaroid transfer photography.
Reception: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday (snow date same time the next day)

The Arts League of Lowell Gallery, 246 Market St.
Its current juried show, called [ EXPOSED ], opened Jan. 10 and is part of this special weekend. The original call for photos encouraged creativity and photos taken with anything from oatmeal box pinhole cameras to high-end digitals. Juried by Sandra Stark of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan 31 (snow date same time the next day)

Ayer Lofts Gallery, 172 Middle St. 978-458-4326
The Heart of Light: Digital Explorations II -- Color digital prints by Maureen Chase.
Reception: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 (snow date same time the next day)

UMass Lowell Dugan Gallery, located in Dugan Hall, 883 Broadway St., UML South. 978-934-3491
Photos by UMass-Lowell students. Curated by photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen.
Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan 31 (snow date same time the next day).

UMass Lowell University Gallery, in the McGauvran Student Center, 71 Wilder St. 978-934-3491
"This is a Picture of Me" -- a self-portrait series and other photographs by Millee Tibbs. On view through Feb. 19.
Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday (snow date same time the next day).

You'll notice that the receptions are staggered; in fact, that's how I listed them above. If you're interested in attending the receptions, which photographers love so their wine and cheese doesn't go to waste, or in just visiting multiple venues sometime during the 3-day event, the organizers promise to post a map to help you plot your route easier.

Many thanks to fairnsquare for passing this along.

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