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LDG’s ‘Hello There!’ greets 2022 with compelling student art – Lowell Sun

The loading dock exhibition warmly welcomes 2022 with “Welcome!” The fourth annual Great Lowell Regional Art Exhibition on display at Western Avenue Studios and the Lofts Space January 5-30.

Working together, students from Chelmsford High School, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, Innovation Academy Charter School and Tyngsborough High School present art to spark conversation and celebrate the voices of young artists with work that exemplifies their energy and courage.

High school students have been isolated during the pandemic, and precautionary students have been separated from their communities.

“welcome!” Young artists reintroduce each other and the world. The show was created with an emphasis on hands-on education and collaboration and explores the hard-earned truth that communication is a basic human need.

The show invites viewers to share, compare, and connect with art that addresses the feelings, ideas and challenges they face in the world.

Reception takes place on January 8, 3 to 5 p.m. during the WAS Open Studios, which runs from noon to 5 p.m.

The Loading Dock Gallery is located at 122 Western Ave. , Lowell. Open Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 5:30 pm, and Sunday from noon to 4 pm. For information, call 978-415-9889 or visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com.

Exhibition notes

celebrate: We have an antidote to the post-Christmas doldrums after opening presents and drinking eggnog. On Sunday, join Bugsy and his Pumpernickel Puppet Friends, old and new, for a diverse, interactive music show at Renaissance Court at the Worcester Museum of Art. The 2 p.m. show features hand and string puppets and life-size puppets. Come see the colorful characters, lively sounds, and exciting and humorous adaptations of classic folk and fairy tales. And be sure to stay until the end for a behind-the-scenes demo for the dummies. John McDonough and his dolls perform more than 250 annually at schools, libraries, and private parties throughout New England and at venues such as the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the prestigious International Puppet Festival, sponsored by the New Jim Henson Foundation. York. Free admission with museum entry. Visit www.worcesterart.org/events/deck-the-halls/ for a complete list. … The week of Christmas is the perfect time to visit the Concorde Museum and check out the 26th Anniversary of Family Trees: a celebration of children’s literature. This year’s show, which runs through January 2, features 32 trees and wreaths, each inspired by a different work of children’s literature. Snowboard rats, push-pull locomotives and visitors from outer space have moved from the page to the place before your eyes. All fun and lovable quotes are fun for all ages. The museum will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas but will be open all next week, from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students; $8 for ages 6-17; $5 for ages 3 to $5; And free for less than 3 members. Visit https://concordmuseum.org/visit/.

Entry request: Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell is looking for artwork from BlPOC (Black, Original, People of Color), in partnership with the Free Soil Arts Collective, for an exhibition running January 8 through February 19 in honor of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month. December 27 is the application deadline; Accepted works include photographs, paintings, sculpture, and mixed media. Submit five photos of your work for consideration and include information about the medium size. Send email to brushdirector@gmail.com. Call CEO Jim Dyment at 978-459-7819 for information.

Long winter nap: Wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Today’s Eye on Art column is the last for 2021. But I’ll be back in early 2022 and look forward to reporting on galleries, museums, and art events across the area and in Boston. Just as a reminder, I submit the column late on a Tuesday afternoon or evening to be shown in print and online on Thursdays. So, I need the Sunday or Monday morning releases at the latest. My email is nancyedt@verizon.net. Peace and joy to all.

Nancy Tuttle’s email address is nancyedt@verizon.net.

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