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Reception: Members Showcase: Tell Me a Story: Myths, Narratives, Dreams, and Fairy Tales - March 3, 6:00-8:00PM

  • Friday, March 03, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Salem Arts Association, 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970

Members Showcase: Tell Me a Story: Myths, Narratives, Dreams, and Fairy Tales

Salem Arts Association is excited to open our 2023 exhibition schedule with a themed showcase of our Member Artists. Tell Me a Story: Myths, Narrative, Dreams, and Fairy Tales features works of visual storytelling in our artists' chosen medium and style. Our artists think beyond the traditional definition of “narrative art” and embrace the diverse ways in which we all “tell our stories.”

Reception:  Friday, March 3, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: March 4 - April 1, 2023

Book Release: A Secret Gathering by Paul Royka, a local Salem, MA author.

Available March 3, 2023!

Filled with mystery and magic, this true story is a moving tale of self-discovery, personal growth, and the transformative power of storytelling. Whether you're a fan of mysticism, spirituality, art history, Monhegan Island, Maine, Salem history, Carl Jung, or synchronicity, this book is sure to captivate and inspire you!

About the author:

Paul Royka, who has been a night auditor at one of America's most haunted inns, an antique appraiser on TV, and a solo sailor across the Gulf of Maine. He received his undergraduate degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and studied abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. After earning a Master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University in California. Paul exhibits photography and paintings as a Master Circle member of the Salem Arts Association. Paul provides guided retreats to locations mentioned in his memoir A Secret Gathering including Farandnear and Monhegan Island.

Guest Juror

Dan Lipcan: Head of the Phillips Library, PEM.

Dan Lipcan is the Ann C. Pingree Director of the Phillips Library. He leads a talented staff charged with preserving and sharing the library’s extensive collection of books, archives, ships’ journals, broadsides, and ephemera. Dan served as co-curator of the PEM exhibitions The Salem Witch Trials 1692, The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming, and Let None Be Excluded: The Origins of Equal School Rights in Salem. He serves on the Board of Voices Against Injustice and is a member of the Art Libraries Society of North America and the Grolier Club.

Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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