PLAY spurs productivity. PLAY is a catalyst for creativity. PLAY is an escape from conformity. PLAY reinvents the rules. PLAY empowers the players. PLAY stimulates innovation. PLAY enables exploration. PLAY is a response to uncertainty. PLAY rewards misbehavior. PLAY negotiates conflict. PLAY resists productivity. PLAY is… PlayTime is the first major thematic exhibition celebrating the role [….]
I recently had a special opportunity to visit the kitchen space in which Salem’s great Quinton Oliver Jones (1903-1999) created his fantastical paintings.
“Paper Snowflakes” runs through the month of November at Mercy Tavern, and an opening reception will take place on Sunday, November 12th at Mercy Tavern.
As a photographer, I constantly strive to challenge myself to continue growing as an artist. When I create my own project, it is derived from my personal passions and what I find inspiring. That is how my “Dance//Salem” project came to life. Sarah Jennie Photography
Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 90 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as [….]
Mural pictured above by @donrimx/ All photos by Robyn Giannopolo Creative Salem will be starting to showcase a series of contributor stories featuring Salem residents and how local art and creativity touch their day to day lives. We start with this wonderful story from a local resident and how the new murals being created in [….]
BEYOND WALLS Lynn, the North Shore’s largest city, is transitioning from a historic manufacturing hub to a vibrant live/work and commuter community with a diverse population. The city is rich in architecture, culture and history. Most of the former industrial buildings have been transformed into housing or are used commercially. Lynn also has a burgeoning [….]
Mayor Kim Driscoll and the Public Art Commission (PAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Artist in Residence Pilot Program at Artists’ Row with Claudia Paraschiv, architect, and owner of Studioful – Architecture, Community Art, and Neighborhood Design, and founder of Salem Public Space Project. The Artist in Residence Pilot Program (AIRPP) seeks to [….]
The City of Salem Public Art Commission sought out proposals from artists and designers interested in creating site-responsive public art installations in the heart of downtown Salem during the summer/fall of 2017. Artists and designers working in any media, including light, sound, or other multimedia submitted proposals. The City was particularly interested in installations that [….]
Call for Artists and Designers “Celebrating the Urban Environment” Salem, Massachusetts, Summer 2017 Salem, MA – The City of Salem seeks proposals from artists and designers interested in creating site-responsive public art installations in the heart of downtown Salem during the summer/fall of 2017. Artists and designers working in any media, including light, sound, or [….]
NEW HOME FOR SALEM ARTS ASSOCIATION GALLERIES AND SHOP “THE BRIDGE AT 211” WELCOMES SALEM ARTS ASSOCIATION The Salem Arts Association is pleased to announce our move to a new home at “The Bridge at 211” in Salem, MA. This facility will provide the Salem Arts Association with excellent gallery exhibition space, a gallery shop, [….]
WOW® World of WearableArt™ On view February 18, 2017 to June 11, 2017 WOW – World of Wearable Art at Peabody Essex Museum WOW – World of Wearable Art at Peabody Essex Museum [the_grid name=”Latest News Post Blog”]
By Joey Phoenix Third Places are at the forefront of our communities. They are integral to the culture, the life, the ebb and flow of our cities. Yet, they’re often underutilized and taken for granted. That is, unless they have advocates. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “A Clean Well-Lighted Space,” two waiters argue over whether [….]
Hair of the Dog by Andrew Bablo For more information visit www.creativesalem.com/photos-andrew-bablo-hair-dog-beverl… Andrew Bablo is a Montserrat graduate from the class of 2007 and a Beverly resident, artist, designer and business owner. He owns a small design studio, Steez Design, in downtown Beverly and has worked for dozens of commercial clients in the local area. [….]
What: Do You Worry A Lot? A Drawing Installation by Robert Siegelman When: Exhibition: January 17 – February 15, 2017 Artist’s talk: February 3, 12:30 pm Reception: February 3, 2 – 4 pm Where: Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970 January 12, 2017 – Salem, MA – [….]