Alla Prima (at first attempt) opens July 5th runs through 31st reception July 21st 7pm
July 5, 2023 11:00 am
Event Ends: 3:00 pm
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Alla Prima-“At First Attempt” Exhibition July 5th - 31st Newburyport-based artist Alan Bull and Boston-area singer-songwriter Dave Herlihy are teaming up for Alla Prima-“At First Attempt”, an art exhibition at GALLERY Z Visual & Performing Arts Center in Lowell, MA show opens July 5 through July 31.   Alla Prima refers to a method by which the artist applies each stroke of paint to the canvas with the intention of letting it stand in the picture as part of the final statement.   Alan Bull’s art is in numerous public and private collections and has appeared in many publications, including the Architectural Digest, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. Dave Herlihy has one of the clearest and most expressive voices the Boston rock scene has ever produced, and was most famously the lead singer of Boston-based band O Positive.  The inspiration for Alla Prima—“At First Attempt” came from a conversation between Dave and Alan where they shared their affinity for creativity with no corrections. Alan has recently embarked on a series of 20-minute portrait painting sessions, including subjects such as Ian Hunter, Richard Thompson, Joe Elliot, Dave Mattacks and John Jorgenson.  Dave’s method as a recording artist emphasizes spur-of-the moment immediacy, and he invited kindergarteners from Burr School in Auburndale to contribute their artwork to his debut solo record “Postcards from Kindergarten Volume, 1” just-released on Lunch Records. “Alla Prima-At First Attempt” will exhibit alla prima art by Alan Bull and artists from Burr School Kindergarten.   Gallery Reception Friday, July 21, at 7:00 PM  featuring a live musical performance by Dave Herlihy and the in-person creation of alla prima art by Alan Bull.

Alla Prima-“At First Attempt” opens July 5th runs through 31st , reception July 21st 7pm
Newburyport-based artist Alan Bull and Boston-area singer-songwriter Dave Herlihy are
teaming up for Alla Prima-“At First Attempt”, an art exhibition at
GALLERY Z Visual & Performing Arts Center in Lowell, MA show opens July 5 through July 31.
Gallery Reception Friday, July 21, at 7:00 PM  featuring a live musical performance by Dave Herlihy and the in-person
creation of alla prima art by Alan Bull.

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