The Arts League of Lowell will be holding four other art galleries this year. (Jessica Kergo/Connector)
Time is an abstract concept that is paramount in the everyday lives of human beings. In order to explore this concept, The Arts League of Lowell has opened a new gallery in the All Arts Gallery centralizing the notion of time and the role it plays in people’s lives. Appropriately named “It’s About Time,” the gallery brings together a variety of art forms, each examining time from a unique angle.
The gallery consists of over 20 works that address an array of different ways time presents itself. They depict ideas like the manner in which people measure time, the way people dread or cherish time, and the idea of time dragging on or flying by.
It includes an assortment of different art forms like photography, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, mixed media, graphite, archival chromogenic photographic and archival inkjet print. All works in the gallery are making their first appearance at the All Arts Gallery and are being sold for a wide range of prices.
Works like “Subway Commute” and “Waiting for the Bus,” graphite pictures by Margaret Femia, touch upon the everyday understanding of time while works like “Running Late (Again),” an acrylic collage by Mary W. Hart, express the effect time has on people’s lives. Other works depict time measurement tools, time periods and different times of day.
The Arts League of Lowell (ALL) was founded in 2003 with the intention of creating a network of artists to foster support and provide a voice for the artist community of Lowell and the surrounding areas. They host monthly meetings where they discuss topics of interests or have occasional guest speakers. With over 200 members, ALL strives to bring together artists of every discipline to share knowledge and creativity.
The All Art Gallery, located right in downtown Lowell at 307 Market Street, serves as an outlet for local artists to exhibit their work and find inspiration from other artists. It also allows residents to view the work for sale from artists in their area.
The show “It’s About Time” officially opened on Friday March 10 and will remain open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Sunday, April 23.
On the final Sunday of the gallery’s show, the All Arts Gallery will be hosting an Artist Reception, where several artists whose work has been featured in the gallery will be present from 4 to 6 p.m. for a celebration of the new gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.