November scene in Chelmsford by Claire Gagnon
November scene in Chelmsford by Claire Gagnon

Fall, in all its colorful glory, is the focal point of Shades of November, the show on view in the Arts League of Lowell Gallery at 307 Market St., Lowell.

Works in a variety of media by artists Donna Berger, Anita Helen Cohen, Meredith Fife Day, Alexandra Drouin, Claire Gagnon, Laurie Hartwick, Jack Holmes, Peggy Jungbluth, Priti Lathia, Paula Mingolelli, Jennifer Norton, Sue Peacock, Bethany Peck, Denise Rainis, Gayle Visentine Reynolds, Dan Rocha, Sara Roche, Coleman Rogers, Stacy Topjian Searle, Marie Stabile, David Stillerman and Linda Talbott are featured.

The show runs through Dec. 1, with gallery hours Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Visit for info.

Art picks


  • WEAVING A LIFE: Lowell Folklife Series presents Weaving Bitter with the Sweet: The Meaning of Heritage for Refugees on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John St., Lowell. The program features a film on master weaver Mone Saenphmmachak, a Lao refugee who was tormented by survivor guilt when she resettled in St. Louis in the 1980s. She worked as a seamstress in a factory, wove traditional Lao skirts, taught weaving to Lao children and won a National Heritage Award in 1993. Program includes a hands-on weaving experience and facilitated conversation.
  • ON VIEW: Paintings by Christine Chisholm are currently on view at Centro, 24 Market St., Lowell... Powers Gallery, 144 Great Road, Acton presents Sam Vokey: New Paintings and Still Life 2013 through November 23. Vokey, a Boston School painter, is known for his landscapes, cityscapes and New England seascapes. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
  • PICTURE IT: The Chelmsford Art Society welcomes Roberta Witts, the owner of Picture Yourself, a custom frame shop and art gallery in Chelmsford's Central Square, to its meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road, Chelmsford. Witts, a Chelmsford resident, will give a presentation on options for custom framing. Her background includes studies at the Museum of Fine Arts art programs and a degree in art history and studio art/education from Framingham State College. She has worked in the curatorial departments of the John F. Kennedy Birthplace in Brookline and the Longfellow House in Cambridge. She also helped restore decorative painted scrollwork on Civil War murals in the Lowell Public Library. Free and open to all.

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