Loneliness and Creativity: Embracing Silence, Finding Community

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); By Joey Phoenix Images by Timothy Donovan Photography unless otherwise marked  “The impulse to create begins — often terribly and fearfully — in a tunnel of silence.” – Adrienne Rich Why is it that creative people often have such intimate relationships with feelings of isolation and loneliness? It’s probably because [….]

Creative Spotlight: Chris Wilson – Sonic Architect and Sound Guru

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Chris Wilson: Sonic Architect and Sound Guru Sound engineers are among the most under-appreciated artists, despite the fact that they do some of the industry’s most important work. They ensure that the new album you bought sounds incredible, that the movie you’re watching makes your ears tingle with suspense and [….]

Where Earth Meets Fire: The Masterful Porcelain Creations of Alice Drew

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Where Earth Meets Fire: The Masterful Porcelain Creations of Alice Drew by Joey Phoenix The Salem Chamber of Commerce hosted the 94th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner on April 27, 2016 at the Peabody Essex Museum. The theme was Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age, [….]

What Happens to an Artist When You Don’t Support Their Work by Joey Phoenix

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[vimeo 156644789 w=1280 h=720] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); What Happens to an Artist When You Don’t Support Their Work SIDE NOTE FROM JOHN (I intentionally used the thumbnail photo cause it shows a creative in her happy place and with many late night conversations about the difficulty of our chosen professions and the “Almost [….]

Things to Do in Salem and Creative Happenings – May 20 21 22

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); MUSIC HEEL & ARROW, PET SOUNDS, RAWSTRUM @ KOTO May 20, 2016 9:00pm – 11:55pm TERRAFUNK @ OPUS UNDERGROUND May 20, 2016 9:00pm – 11:55pm V E I N @ THE LOBSTER SHANTY May 20, 2016 9:00pm – 11:55pm 1330 BLUES BAND @ GULU-GULU CAFÉ May 20, 2016 9:00pm – [….]

Things to Do in Salem and Creative Happenings – May 20 21 22

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); MUSIC HEEL & ARROW, PET SOUNDS, RAWSTRUM @ KOTO May 20, 2016 9:00pm – 11:55pm TERRAFUNK @ OPUS UNDERGROUND May 20, 2016 9:00pm – 11:55pm V E I N @ THE LOBSTER SHANTY May 20, 2016 9:00pm – 11:55pm 1330 BLUES BAND @ GULU-GULU CAFÉ May 20, 2016 9:00pm – [….]

Dear Artist: Be Kind to Yourself

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dear Artist: Be Kind to Yourself by Joey Phoenix When I see my friends posting about how they are getting all of these brilliant opportunities, like how one of my friends is taking a cross country road trip to meet with publishers and publish his book of art, or another [….]

Dear Artist: Be Kind to Yourself

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dear Artist: Be Kind to Yourself by Joey Phoenix When I see my friends posting about how they are getting all of these brilliant opportunities, like how one of my friends is taking a cross country road trip to meet with publishers and publish his book of art, or another [….]

Creative Salem Podcast 004 – Josh Turiel

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Creative Salem podcast is your local source for information on local creative news and cool happenings. Looking for things to do in Salem? Look no further than our events calendar. Want to learn more about the awesome creative scene including interviews with local creatives, event/happenings, coverage, and information visit [….]

Celebrating House of the Seven Gables Founder Caroline Emmerton’s 150 Year Legacy

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); by Joey Phoenix 2016 marks the sesquicentennial birthday year for one of Salem’s most significant historic personalities, Caroline Emmerton – acclaimed early twentieth-century philanthropist and the founder of the House of the Seven Gables.  This momentous occasion will be enthusiastically celebrated this coming week with a number of programs and [….]

Shun Ng: Learning Differently, Creating Brilliantly

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[vimeo 160780356 w=1920 h=1080] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Shun Ng: Learning Differently, Creating Brilliantly By Joey Phoenix The ample crowd of pre-teens leaped to their feet, screaming their applause as 25 year old rising legend Shun Ng played the enervating final notes of his arrangement of Michael Jackson’s iconic Billie Jean. Shun had spent [….]

Shun Ng: Learning Differently, Creating Brilliantly

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[vimeo 160780356 w=1920 h=1080] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Shun Ng: Learning Differently, Creating Brilliantly By Joey Phoenix The ample crowd of pre-teens leaped to their feet, screaming their applause as 25 year old rising legend Shun Ng played the enervating final notes of his arrangement of Michael Jackson’s iconic Billie Jean. Shun had spent [….]

VIDEO – Salem Chamber Haunted Happenings Grand Parade

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Video by Joey Phoenix for Creative Salem. The Salem Chamber of Commerce cordially presented the 21st Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This year’s event featured the theme “100 Years of Parks and Play”. This time honored kick off of the Halloween season was full of color, [….]

Greater Salem Ballet

The Greater Salem Ballet Company – A Dance Family On Pointe

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By Joey Phoenix Images by Vicki Hendrix  Salem’s very own A Performing Arts Academy, tucked away on Swampscott Road in Witch City’s southwestern corridor, is home to a number of dance classes geared towards those aged 3-18. The wooden floors, pink surroundings, and mirrored walls provide a rehearsal and practice space for any young student [….]

Art Speak Salem

Photo Gallery – Walk with ME by Art Speak Salem – Photos by Joey Phoenix

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This year ArtSpeak partnered with the 5th wall Immersive Theatre Company and many other local artists and musicians to create “Walk with Me” – an evening celebrating liberation and debunking some myths about human trafficking; namely: 1) It happens elsewhere. 2) It happens to other people. 3) Liberation means pop the champagne! Actually, no. This [….]