No artistic ability? No problem at Hanoch Piven workshop

29nocalendar - Sing along with country pop star Joe Nichols when he brings his newest release, ÒNever Gets Old," to The Cabot on Nov.16. (The Cabot)
Sing along with country star Joe Nichols when he brings his newest release, ‘‘Never Gets Old,” to The Cabot in Beverly.
Keith Richards by Hanoch Piven.

WHO ART YOU? World-renowned Israeli artist Hanoch Piven has spoken extensively about creativity and its application to life. His witty illustrations and mixed media portraits of famous and infamous figures including Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Keith Richards, have appeared in magazines such as Time, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone.

Piven will be presenting “The Creativity Workshop . . . Who Art You?” at 7 p.m. in Marblehead on Nov. 16 at the Epstein Hillel School, 6 Community Road.

“We are incredibly proud to host Hanoch Piven in our community and showcase his creativity and talent,” said Amy Gold, head of school.


Piven’s extensive work is part of the permanent collection at The Library of Congress in Washington. For the past 15 years, he has conducted workshops where participants create collages using common household objects to enable introspection and communication.

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This free workshop is intended for adults with or without artistic talent. Make reservations as space is limited. Call 781-639-2880 or e-mail

GOING OLD SCHOOL Catch country pop star Joe Nichols on tour in Beverly with songs from his latest release, “Never Gets Old.” Along with special guest, Drew Balderidge, he hits the stage at 8 p.m. on Nov. 16 at The Cabot, 286 Cabot St.

Nichols is a four-time Grammy nominee and American Country Music, Billboard, Country Music Award, and Country Music Television Award winner. After a four year lull following the success of his last album, “Crickets,” which sent two songs to Platinum-certified No. 1 status, Nichols decided to reconnect with his calling and return to old-school country music for inspiration.

“Instead of us making something that’s built for instant success, the idea was ‘Let’s make something we’re gonna be proud of 30 years from now,’” Nichols said.


Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32.50 to $52.50. Go to

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‘‘Saints, Sluts, and Sirens” explores the archetype of the feminine in Lowell at Uncharted Gallery.

BEAUTIFUL, BAD, OR BEGUILING When you picture women, what images come to mind? Mother? Godess? Victim?

Twenty-five New England artists explore the many archetypes in “Saints, Sluts, and Sirens,” a multifaceted exhibit that includes 2D and 3D work and premieres in Lowell at the Uncharted Gallery, 103 Market St.

The unique gallery, which includes a cafe style kitchen and bar, serves local artists, guest curators, musicians, and creative minds as an exhibition and performance space.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, Nov. 7, and will run through Dec. 11. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.


An artists’ reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 17 that will feature two short pieces of performance art.

POWERFUL PRINTMAKERS Save the bus fare to New York City. Head to UMass Lowell’s University Gallery, where the work of such luminaries as Carl Fudge, Kara Walker, and William Kentridge have been selected from the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University for “Ideas & Images.”

The display was arranged by UMass Lowell’s Department of Art & Design.

Get up close to works such as “Dancing Couple/Middle Aged Love,” the offset lithograph by Kentridge; electrifying silkscreen prints from Carl Fudge; and a portfolio of Walker prints called “Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War.”

The display, open through Nov. 22, is free and open to the public. Visit Mondays to Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed during school breaks).

The University Gallery is located on the first floor at Mahoney Hall, 870 Broadway. Events are free and open to all. Visit and search for “University Gallery.”

LOL Listen to David Shikes tell funny stories about his years traveling around New England as an independent bookseller and running the Boston Marathon five times when he appears in Wakefield.

His show, “Let’s Laugh A Little,” takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Temple Emmanuel, 120 Chestnut St.

Sponsored by the the temple’s Sisterhood, the show is free and open to the public, though donations to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry are welcome. Visit

KICK OFF YOUR SUNDAY SHOES Want to get ‘‘Footloose”? The new community theater, Entr’acte Theatre Company, created by well-known North Shore musical director Janet Glasser, will present the musical “Footloose,” based on the hit movie of the same name, at the Pingree Theatre, 537 Highland St., South Hamilton.

Local talent stars in this foot-stomping, rousing production being staged Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $13 for students and seniors, $15 for adults. They can be purchased at the door or at

Kathy Shiels Tully can be reached at