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"Written Word" Exhibition at Salem Arts. Think of a word, any word.  Or think of many, many words.  We invite our member artists to use the written word as their artistic muse for this exhibition.  

  • Reception: Friday, June 28, 2024, 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Exhibition Dates: June 29 – July 27, 2024

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Salem Arts Association Galleries, 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970

Contact with questions.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Peabody Essex Museum and The Michael and Ronne Cosel Foundation 

Jean Marie Procious

Executive Director, Salem Athenaeum

Jean Marie Procious is Executive Director of the Salem Athenaeum and co-chair of the Salem Literary Festival. She is a librarian and archivist with degrees from Simmons University and Hiram College. An avid reader and pie baker, her activities also include serving as a trustee of Harmony Grove Cemetery, volunteering with local nonprofits, and game night with friends, her husband, two kids, and two cats.


Wake Up Call 

by Sheila Farren Billing

The crisp visual elements reinforce the artist’s words. Message received, loud and clear!

    - Jean Marie Procious

Circular Square Thoughts

by Alessandra Donovan

Discovering ideas, connection, solace, and inspiration in the language of others exemplifies the shared experience of the written word. Writing needs a reader, and in this case an artist, to make it their own.

- Jean Marie Procious 

Home Sweet Mortgage

by Carol Denn

I am enchanted by the idea of a nest of acquired knowledge nurturing the next generation.

- Jean Marie Procious 

Inspired by the Sea by Geraldina Cruz

Twin Flame by Joey Higgins

Salem Arts Association
159 Derby Street 
Salem, MA 01970  
Phone: 978-745-4850 

Weekends 12-6pm

Closed: Christmas, Thanksgiving
and New Years Day 
Parking: on street when available


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