During the same weekend as The Town and the City Festival, you will find a plethora of great visual art exhibited throughout Lowell.  We invite you to explore that vibrant aspect of the city before the various evening performances.  We’d particularly like to spotlight these exhibits and installations that are housed in official festival venues or in galleries located close by:

GALLERY Z ARTIST CO-OP - 167 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852 

"ART OF THE MACABRE” 

https://www.galleryzartistcoop.com/art-of-the-macabre/ 

October 3 to 31 

HOURS - Friday & Saturday 10:00am to 10:00pm (limited hours on other days)

THE WHISTLER HOUSE MUSEUM OF ART & THE PARKER GALLERY - 243 Worthen St., Lowell, MA 01852

 Fiber Fusions: A Juried Quilt Exhibition.

 https://whistlerhouse.org/index.php/en/exhibits/parker-gallery/177-quiltshow2019

 This summer, the Whistler House Museum of Art (WHMA) is showcasing a unique and exciting collection of art quilts in the new exhibition, Fiber Fusions: A Juried Quilt Exhibition. The show will run from August 24th to October 26th, 2019.

The WHMA welcomed contemporary quilts of all kinds, colors, and subject under the theme of Fiber Fusions, allowing all fiber artists to showcase their strongest work. As with all art; composition, color, and design are important towards the creation of a finished work of art. In this exquisite exhibition, fiber and other materials fuse together, through the integration of creative skills and imagination, presenting the artistic expression of each individual art quilter.

BRUSH ART GALLERY AND STUDIOS - 256 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852

http://www.thebrush.org/

"The Quiet World of Aging" by Melinda Reyes | "Choice Works by Haroon Khimani" (SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITIONS)
Both Exhibitions: October 1 to November 2, 2019
Reception: Saturday, October 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

“The Quiet World of Aging” by Melinda Reyes is a collection of observations and moments portraying the many faces of aging -- the beauty, sorrow, joy, despair, and most importantly the dignity with which these individuals carry out their last days. It takes viewers into direct contact with diversity of emotions within the aging process. A celebration of their history made evident in the details and richness of their eyes, hands, posture, and lines on their skin. It seeks to make what is hidden, seen, and to make those who feel invisible, visible. By photographing at close distance, the series offers a penetrating window into the complexities of this final life phase. 

Haroon Khimani began his career as a fine artist after completing his degree in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, India. He transitioned to a career in the textile industry continuing his background in art with focus on designs on fabric where he progressively grew to heading up design departments at large textile companies in India. However, Khimani’s passion for art has drawn him back to painting after a professional career of forty years. Having resumed painting over the past one and a half decades, his focus has been initially on oil but more so acrylic on canvas, and now introducing multimedia as well. He has exhibited his art at numerous exhibitions globally including the US (Boston area), India, and Dubai.

Gallery Hours: Tue through Sat 11:00am to 4:00pm | Sun 12:00 to 4:00pm

AYERS LOFTS GALLERY - 172 Middle St., Lowell, MA 01852

http://www.ayerlofts.com/

Paintings by Steve Clements

October 4 - 27

HOURS - Saturday & Sunday - 12:00pm to 4:00pm