Salem Arts Association's Galleries and Artisan Shop are located at "The Bridge at 211" in Salem, MA. This facility provides the Salem Arts with excellent gallery exhibition space, a gallery shop, workshop area, and event facilities. This facility offers Salem Arts members, and the public, unprecedented exhibition and learning opportunities. Plus our home allows Salem Arts to take advantage of performance and event space available at “The Bridge” and better deliver our mission “To bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts.”
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In 1863 the most prestigious exhibition in Paris, the Paris Salon, rejected art work in the new Impressionist style. Manet, Courbet, Whistler and Pissaro were among the rejected artists. In protest they exhibited their work in their own exhibit, the now famous "Salon des Refuses," which brought their beautiful and innovative work to the public - and made them famous.
In recognition of the fact that a lot of wonderful work doesn't get accepted into art exhibits we are holding our own "Salon Des Refuses" including work not accepted in the Salem Arts Festival Exhibit, other exhibits and other innovative and avant garde work.
Live Music by JOHNNY FIRESEED & THE JUNKYARD DOGS
Original EARTH ROCK, GREEN PUNK and JUNK FUNK
Opening Reception: Friday June 7, 5-8 PM
Exhibition Dates: June 8 – July 28, 2019
Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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"Jennifer's Body": A Solo Exhibition by Emily Kwong
July 5 to 29
Artists Reception Friday July 12 5-9 pm.
With the huge influence that instagram culture has had on today, the new definition of beauty has been defined by filters and lip fillers in hopes of gaining enough attention to be the next Kardashian.Women in particular, are meant to look unnaturally beautiful, a sight to look at and praise regardless of the physical pains and labors it took for them to get there. In this upcoming body of work I explore this notion unnatural beauty. Of what gets to be defined as unattractive. What could be consider attractive if thrown in the right light. Baggy eyes? Large Nostrils? Sagging skin? If treated like any well sought out feature of the human anatomy, could it be considered a beautiful trait rather than something to hide?
FREE Workshop: The Shape of the Face
Join Emily Kwong for a discussion about her work, creative process, and an interactive learning experience to learn about facial proportions while creating your own 3D face mask constructed with recycled materials.
Sunday July 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Reception: Friday, July 12 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Exhibit July 6 - 28
David LaChapelle is an oil painter and professional photographer. In this exhibition he focuses on oil paintings of marine and other natural subjects. His expressive brushwork and colorful palette create evocative natural scenes and have won awards. David frequently works in plein air drawing inspiration directly from the landscape in front of him. As a native of Boston’s North Shore David is familiar with the New England landscape but his travels have also inspired tropical beach scenes and paintings of other exotic subjects.
Michael "Grimdrops" Grimaldi
Times are chaotic - so sit back, relax and and enjoy some puns. From classic dad jokes to pop culture themed puns - goofy double entendres have been a recurring theme in Grimdrops' work. He welcomes eye rolls, smirks, and the occasional snicker. The goal with this show is to put a rubber band around people's heads and get them to snap out of reality for a few minutes - better yet, leave people with a few new dad jokes that they can annoy their friends with.
Grimdrops works in a variety of mediums on a wide range of projects from icon design to large scale murals. Visual problem solving is the goal when working with clients but his personal work is more focused on bringing a smile to people's faces and/or getting a laugh out of them. Lately, murals and live art have been at the forefront of Grimdrops' career. Whether working digitally or traditionally - the work is clean and bold and his most recent work often has an added scratched and distressed texture giving a new piece a weathered look. There's no deep meaning behind this decision - it just makes the piece more visually interesting in certain cases.
Salem Arts Scholarships are awarded each spring to a students pursuing the arts either through a university program or through an art school. We offer two scholarships, The Paula Beaulieu Art Scholarship for $1000 to a Salem High School senior, and the Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarships for $500 to any Salem resident graduating from a Salem school.
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