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    DTLCD Artist Profile: Steve Negrón

    Steve Negrón’s paintings express desires, fears, and mischievous intentions. ‘There are running themes in many of my paintings of intimacy, betrayal, or something sinister about to happen’. A mild-mannered college administrator by day, Steve is otherwise found in his small home studio in Lynn. Negrón is represented by Chameleon Gallery in Newburyport and was the featured artist in the October 2012 edition of North Shore Art*Throb magazine.

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    DTLCD Featured Artist: Thomas James McNulty

    Thomas James McNulty uses ink and paper to describe the chaos and beauty of the world around him. McNulty, a student in the Human Services Program at North Shore Community College, grew up in West Lynn and has a studio at LynnArts. “God is in the details” he says of his work. Inspired by artists M.C. Escher, Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Pablo Picasso, McNulty creates bold, geometric drawings that offer complex layers of information. His work received “Best In Show” in the 2013 LynnArts Member’s Exhibition, West Lynn 7.

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    Seeking Applicants for Appointment to the Public Art Commission

    The Mayor and City Council are seeking applicants for appointment to Lynn’s Public Art Commission. 

    The Public Arts Commission works to promote the value of public art in Lynn, MA. The Commission does this primarily by:

    • Articulating a strategic vision for public art in Lynn, MA. 
    • Implementing public art projects including: releasing requests for proposals (RFPs), commissioning artists and coordinating installation of public art projects. 
    • Developing collaborative processes for public art project selection with city departments and residents’ input.
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    Prometheus Dance presents Elders Dance Ensemble

    2pm Pre-Show Reception, 3pm Performance – LynnArts- Neal Rantoul Black Box Theater, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA

    Join the DTLCD in welcoming nationally recognized Prometheus Dance and their Elders Ensemble. The Elders Ensemble 10th Anniversary Project is a multi-media documentation of The Elders Ensemble’s decade of empowerment through dance, an artistic process that has also proven to revitalize their multi-generational audiences. This event will combine live dance/theater pieces with sound bites from their “Here and Now” (NPR) radio interviews, as well as video footage from the making of one of their signature dance pieces “Parish Blues” (filmed at the Yard on Martha’s Vineyard). Each program will include a celebratory gallery reception.

    Tickets (available at the door, cash or check only): $10, free for Seniors

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    Arts After Hours Card – The All Access Pass

    Do you have an AAH CARD? Get the best seats to our entire season of theatre and two one-night events for less than the cost of one Broadway ticket! ONLY $80!!! ($120 Value).  Learn more and buy your card here 

    Arts After Hourse recently announced their 2015 Season of productions including A Complete History of America Abridged, Romeo and Juliet and The Texas Chainsaw Musical.  A staple of downtown Lynn’s arts community, Arts After Hours productions and events are not to be missed.

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    Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore in Lynn!

    6:30 pm – 9:30 pm – $10 at the door, Lynn Museum 590 Washington St Lynn, MA – YENS (the Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore) is celebrating their 2nd anniversary and they are throwing a party! Come enjoy libations from Far from the Tree Cider of Salem, Cape Ann Brewing Co., Gloucester; complimentary sustenance, stellar tunes and networking galore.  Say hello to old friends, make new ones and celebrate with the best and brightest. Enjoy the early bird ticket price of $5 until March 5th. $7 online, $10 at the door. Get your tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/yens-turns-2-tickets-15601844537

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    International Women’s Day

    11 am – 2pm, FREE, Lynn Museum – In honor of Women’s History Month, the Lynn Museum invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The day will include a screening of the PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America; tours of the museum and a community art collaborative project.  Further details are available on the Lynn Museum website: www.LynnMuseum.org

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The Downtown Lynn Cultural District engages Lynn residents and visitors in a revitalized urban experience that has arts and culture at its core. 

 

It’s a Downtown Lynn you may not know, where the city’s proud history creates a base for an exciting and diverse arts, culture, and entertainment scene. The City attracts artists and creative entrepreneurs who live and work downtown, playing a key role in the development of a new urban experience.

 

DTLCD is the result of a productive city – wide collaboration. These artists, residents, business owners, non – profit leaders and city officials know downtown Lynn as a vibrant cultural hub, where the city’s creative voice is shared with local residents and regional tourists. The Massachusetts Cultural Council agrees. In 2012, the MCC named downtown Lynn as one of the first state recognized arts and culture districts in Massachusetts.

 

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The Downtown Lynn Cultural District is easy to get to by public transportation. The Central Square MBTA stop on the Newburyport/Rockport line is at the heart of the District and points of interest are all within an easy, twenty block walking distance. There’s plenty of public parking downtown, too. Take a car, train, bus or bike. Once you’ve landed, the Cultural District is there to be discovered.

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Whether you’re a day – tripper or a night owl,
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Downtown Lynn Cultural District.

Day trip

Step off the train at Central Square and grab lunch at the Capitol Diner, a classic red and white dining car that serves up American staples with a smile. Head across the street to the Lynn Museum and learn about Lynn’s rich history, from the impact of the shoe industry to the multicultural immigration that makes Lynn uniquely diverse. Rest a minute in the beautiful public garden at the entrance to the Museum before you go up the street to Central Square, where the gallery at Raw Art Works offers colorful insight from young artists. You’ll be inspired, so take that creativity to Zimman’s, one of the countries leading fine fabric, furniture and home accessories dealers and dress up your life a little.

When the sun goes down

Enjoy a cool cocktail and dinner at the Blue Ox, “one of the top 100 restaurants in America”, before heading around the corner to the LynnArts black box theatre where Arts After Hours will entertain you with an innovative theatre experience. Or, grab a bite at local favorite Tacos Lupita and stop into Centerboard’s visionspace Gallery before you see a show at the fully restored Lynn Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. This place rocks.

 

Whatever your path, the Downtown Lynn
Cultural District is full of creative possibility. 

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International Women’s Day

11 am – 2pm, FREE, Lynn Museum – In honor of Women’s History Month, the Lynn Museum invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The day will include a screening of the PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America; tours of the museum and a community art collaborative project.  Further details are available on the Lynn Museum website: www.LynnMuseum.org