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?
The Boyden Observatory of Bloemfontein, South Africa owes its existence to Uriah Boyden who left over $200,000 at his death in 1879. Mr. Boyden, an inventor, patented an outward flow turbine. He sold it to the Appleton Mills in Lowell, MA where he worked, home of Lowell National Historical Park.