Meet Vassilios Giavis, Lowell National Historical Park’s Artist in Residence
Contact: David Blackburn, 978-970-5055
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
On August 20, 2013 Lowell artist Vassilios Giavis, a member of the artist collaborative at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios, will be introduced as Lowell National Historical Park's first Artist in Residence. The free program will begin at 7:00 at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell. The evening's presentation will introduce Lowell NHP's Artist In Residence with a conversation and a display of his work. The program will focus on his life growing up in Lowell's Greek neighborhood and his inspirations as an artist.
In addition, as Lowell National Historical Park's Artist In Residence, Bill will be conducting a series of free painting workshops throughout the autumn in the Boott Cotton Mill Museum. The end of his residency will be marked by a show of Bill's work, also in the Boott Cotton Mill Museum. The workshops, free, will take place on the fourth floor of the Boott Cotton Mill Museum. The workshop participants must supply their own easels, supplies and materials. The workshops, led by Artist In Residence Bill Giavis, will provide instruction on his forte: urban landscapes, painting from photographs. The workshops will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The program is oriented to intermediate and advanced artists.
Did You Know?
There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...