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Art Reception  Sunday, Nov. 6, 1 to 4 p.m.  Trina Teele, “Nautical Whispers”

Free and open to the public. Local artist, Trina Teele brings her work to the PCA gallery in November.  Growing up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Trina spent summers in Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Long Island, NY. The rhythm of the ocean has been a central theme in her life.  For the past 2 years Trina has felt called to paint seascapes including many boats and sailboats. Inspired by her maritime childhood and driven by an enduring love for the sea, the artist created this exhibit of over 40 paintings.

“It has been a cathartic journey as I revisit my maritime childhood, renew my own love for the sea, and bid goodbye to my sailboat-loving father.” ~Trina Teele

From a young age, Trina has believed art and creative expression is a worthwhile pursuit for us all. She holds a BFA in painting and graphic design and now wears multiple art-related hats. She is an artist-in-residence at the newly renovated Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA) and welcomes you to visit her at her studio at 1 North Road in Chelmsford center. She maintains a freelance graphic design business (www.teeledesign.com) and leads beginner single-session painting classes through The Joy of Paint! at the CCA, a program she innovated and launched in 2014. She also teaches private drawing, painting, and iPad art classes at her studio. Her great interest in the essential and energizing role art and creativity play in our lives motivates her to create daily and to continue to paint.

Gallery hours are Sundays in November, Noon – 2 p.m.

Nashoba Players present 45 Seconds From Broadway   Nov. 4, 5, 8 p.m. Set in the “Polish Tea Room” – the converted ballroom of the New York City theater district’s Edison Hotel and in reality “Café Edison” – Neil Simon focuses his attention on a variety of café patrons.  Theater-goers will eavesdrop on the lives of the café owners and their customers over the course of a year. For tickets, call (978)760-3510 or visit www.nashobaplayers.org.

 Art Reception  Sunday, Nov. 6, 1 – 4 p.m. Local artist, Trina Teele brings her work to the PCA gallery in November.  Growing up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Teele spent summers on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Long Island. The rhythm of the ocean has been a central theme in her life, she said, and inspired her to paint seascapes over the past two years. Forty of her paintings are on exhibit this month.

 

Teele holds a BFA in painting and graphic design and now wears multiple art-related hats. She is an artist-in-residence at the newly renovated Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA) and has a studio at 1 North Road in Chelmsford center. She maintains a freelance graphic design business (www.teeledesign.com) and leads beginner single-session painting classes through The Joy of Paint! at the CCA, a program she innovated and launched in 2014. She also teaches private drawing, painting, and iPad art classes at her studio.

Teele said she regularly explores the question of why one needs art and creativity. This has led her to a daily commitment of creativity as chronicled on her blog . She also maintains a graphic design business and continues to study with local artists. She contributes to and participates routinely in local shows, exhibits, art societies, and art festivals. Gallery hours are Sundays in November, 12 – 2 p.m.

Rosemary’s Baby Blues, Rock/Blues Show, Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Rosemary’s Baby Blues is a high energy ROCKIN’ R&B/Blues Band. The group’s new CD On Time and Feelin’ Fine showcases a diverse sound backed by strong vocals, electrifying guitar, pulsing bass and drums, and is punctuated by the powerhouse RBB horns. The music is current and classic ranging from Delbert McClinton and JD McPherson to Freddy King, Little Feat and Muddy Waters. Consistently rocking the New England music scene since 2009, this group of seasoned musicians continues to build their fan base at clubs and festivals. Recent venues include Onset Blues Festival, NH State Fair and Johnny D’s.  Tickets: $20 PCA Members, $22 Non-members    

Afternoon Barn Dance  Sunday, Nov. 13, 3 – 5 p.m. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled afternoon of dancing and music in a friendly, informal atmosphere.  No experience necessary. Fee: $5 adults, $3 kids, maximum $15 per family

Open Mic Night Sunday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. Regular Open Mic Nights on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Participants can share a song, tune or poem with a roomful of supportive listeners.  This is a great place to start for performers who have never presented to an audience before, say organizers. For experienced performers, it’s a great place to meet others and share your talents with new performers. A professional or semi-professional act is featured at each open stage around 9 p.m. $5 cover.

The Parish Center for the Arts is located at 10 Lincoln Street, Westford. Call us at 978-692-6333; e-mail us at [email protected]; visit our Web site at Westford.org/PCA.  The PCA is handicap accessible.  “Like us” on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.