May 8, 2017

Endicott College and Beverly Main Streets are pleased to announce Philip C. Lowe, Owner and Director of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, located in Beverly, Mass. as this year’s Featured Artist for Arts Fest 2017. Each year a local artist is awarded this title for the Arts Fest Community Art Exhibition at Endicott College that is on display all summer long, and at the outdoor Arts Fest on Cabot Street on Saturday, June 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Phil Lowe in his studio

Lowe was chosen to receive the Featured Artist award based on his many years of dedication and commitment to the arts. Since 1985, he has operated a furniture making and restoration shop, producing work for the private sector and museums throughout North America. In 2005 Phil received the Cartouche Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, and was also was chosen in 2010 for the "Artisanship Award" bestowed by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical. Lowe’s teaching experience spans 10 years (1975-85) and includes being an instructor at Boston’s North Bennett Street School and department head. Phil has also been a visiting instructor, seminar speaker and demonstrator at various trade schools, private schools, woodworking organizations and national museums through the United States and Canada.


“A master woodworker and period furniture maker of Phil’s caliber is a plus for the City of Beverly, and his contribution to our creative economy is impressive,” said Kathleen Moore, Coordinator of Visual Arts at Endicott College, and Board Member of Beverly Main Streets. “It’s fantastic to have the Furniture Institute within the city limits of Beverly and it’s a great resource for the woodworking enthusiast and conservationist. We believe that artists such as Phil make Beverly a better place to live, work, and go to school.”


The Featured Arts Fest Artist award grants Lowe a prominent spot in the exhibition at Endicott College. His work will be featured on the gallery card and all press materials for the exhibition, and he will receive complimentary space at Arts Fest on June 17th. Lowe will also be recognized at the reception at Endicott College on Thursday, June 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Carol Grillo Gallery at Endicott College. The reception is free and open to the public.

If you would like more information regarding the Arts Fest Exhibition at Endicott College, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or kmoore@endicott.edu. For more information regarding Beverly Main Streets Arts Fest, please contact Heather Wolsey at 978-922-8558 or hwolsey@beverlymainstreets.org.

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