Hello beautiful people, soon the walls of Front Street will be covered in images of...
Small furry beings.
Cavia Porcellus, or Guinea Pigs (as they are more commonly called) will draw in the masses with their chubby cheeks, fuzzy booplesnoots, and quest for world domination.
Join myself (Salem Pet Photo) and Val Toukatly (valtoukatly.com) on Sunday January 4th as we show off the things we've made and talk to you about art and furball culture.
Everyone is invited. Front Street has great food and drinks and we will be supporting them during this fantastical reverie.
So come one come all and be overwhelmed by cuteness.
25% of all proceeds from Salem Pet Photo's side of the show will be donated directly to support the small adoptable animals at MSPCA at Nevins Farm.
If you can't make it out to the reception, don't worry, the work will be up until January 31st.
Hello beautiful people, soon the walls of Front Street will be covered in images of...
Nicole Cassell works primarily in pen and ink, on hot press water color paper.
Cassell began her art studies at a young age, six years old, at the time she was mainly learning Classic Oil painting. Years later Cassell went on to study illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and design. It was while Cassell was at MassArt that she enrolled in a course on Black and white illustration and developed an affection for pen and ink. After Graduation, Cassell kept on working in this media, it lends itself to be very mobile as small illustrations can be kept safe in a book and worked on in any location.
Cassell mostly take events from my life and replace the everyday with a whimsical element.
Scott King is a local artist and musician based out of Beverly, MA. His roots in painting focus on abstract expressionism and automatic writing. Recently, however, he has been inspired by street art techniques that incorporate stencils and spray paint. Abandoning canvas and working strictly on wood, along with combining these two different styles of art, have lead to an interesting exploration of subdued color and texture. The palm sander has become as important as the paint brush in his latest series. Working layer upon layer while removing and adding simultaneously the artist is creating a new interpretation of the ‘push and pull’ method.
Salem Arts Association members' works are on display at FRONT STREET COFFEEHOUSE, Adriatic Restaurant & Bar, LightShed Photography Studio, and SATV for the month of June.
Salem Arts Association, Inc. is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit arts organization. In our mission statement, the stress is on the arts, plural. Artists working in all media and all disciplines are welcome, as are arts lovers, enthusiasts, and patrons.
Now on display at Front Street Coffeehouse an absolutely wonderful immersive exhibit by the talented young creatives from The Phoenix School.
About the Phoenix School
The rapidly changing world of the 21st century requires a different approach to education if the students of today are going to be successful adults in the future. In addition to a challenging academic curriculum designed to meet the needs of every child, the all-important 21st century skills of creative and critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, oral and written communication, and technology are integral parts of a Phoenix education. These are not new ideas to Phoenix. They have been part of our curriculum for 26 years. When your child walks through the door each day, you will know they are going to get the attention they need to meet the challenges they will face now and in the future.
Four fantastic artists from Witch City Ink are hanging this April at Front Street Coffeehouse: Cassandra Warren, Steve Gillespie, Sharon Bradbury, and Jaesun Duggan.
Show runs through the end of April.
Cassandra Warren is a Salem based artist who helps run the Boston Tattoo Convention. An avid traveler and eloquent writer, Cassandra has had her work featured in galleries and shows across the country, including a headlining show in Las Vegas. Her work has also been featured in various publications, ranging from Harvest Magazine to Juxtapoz. You can view her work on cassandrawarren.net and you can follow her instagram @align
Steve Gillespie is a tattoo artist who got his start in New Hampshire, but moved to Massachusetts in 2008 to further his career. Besides tattooing, Steve is a painter who had animal portraits featured in Lynfield Animal Hospital’s North Shore Animal Artists Reception. Currently, Steve is a featured tattoo artist at Witch City Ink.
Sharonn Bradbury was born in Connecticut, and got her start in the tattooing world as an apprentice at Good Clean Fun in Georgia in 1994. During her career, Sharon has worked with tattoo legends, including Juli Moon and Danny Williams.
Jaesun Duggan graduated from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but has had a passion for body modification for nearly 20 years. Jaesun has dedicated the last seven years of his life to help people reclaim their temple and decorate their body through tattoo artistry.
Heidi Kepnes creates works of art that aim to encapsulate a moment in time. The spaces between living entities and the connections that exist beyond the physical realm, are the moments that are captured to create a visual landscape of one’s memory. A memory that seems to be deciphered from an ancient codex recently unearthed; plucked from dust and strung together with pieces of metal to reveal a timeless map that speaks an esoteric language. A three dimensional world carefully constructed on a two dimensional surface, Heidi's work is wrought with symbols and metaphors that echo a time of apocalyptic destruction as well as creation from chaos. The works themselves are shaped using encaustic, collage, paint, string, and found objects.
Heidi graduated with a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art. She has since been exhibiting her work throughout Boston and the North Shore. Heidi lives in Salem in a crooked house with a crooked door and a crooked floor.
Ellen Hardy has made her living as a graphic designer and photographer but has always maintained a studio to oil paint. Hardy pursued her love of the arts at Garland Junior College (whose records are now with Simmons College) and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
The theme of her work started with freedom—and how important that is for a woman, an American and as a human. To represent freedom she has always had a connection to birds, the sky, and the panorama landscape. Wide open spaces, peaceful landscapes, big and interesting skies have occupied her energy in both photography and oil painting.
Primarily a painter Hardy has done substantial work in photography, including “color photograms” as well as high-quality black and white silver prints taken with an antique camera. Her recent exploration delves into the nexus of where earth meets the sky, the sky being a recurrent theme in her work. Having spent a great deal of time in scouting she has brought nature into much of her work. Her painting could be classified, as transcendental abstraction with an emphasis on creating that moment in nature where all you can do is “exhale” to take in the wonder of the moment. To have mindfulness is to be in the present and to see her night sky paintings with shooting stars brings you there. And she has always felt connected to the aurora borealis (her first art prize at the age of 9) and its wonder in the night sky. Her largest body of work to date is about the auroras and the night sky.
“While we stayed fixed on the earth and we look to the sky it reminds us how fast we are actually moving and how quickly a moment passes. The sky is nature’s best film and through my painting I try to capture its beauty.” — Ellen Hardy
"I have been taking photographs since I was a young child. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic with a flash cube. When I was 10, I saved up my paper route money and purchased a Minolta 35mm. Many of these photographs were taken with that very same camera.
Photography is a way of life to me, it is rare that I go somewhere without some sort of camera. I shoot mostly with my digital 35mm Nikon D90. I also have a large format camera and an underwater point and shoot. The instamatic is still mine, and still works!
I studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology, and later graduated from Salem State University with a degree in Art, with a Photography concentration, and a minor in Foreign Language. I grew up and currently live in Danvers, where I am a member of the Danvers Art Association, and a member of the Salem Arts Association, and am on the Committee for Fine Art at the Topsfield Fair.
I also do on-location portrait photography, engagement photographs, senior photos, weddings, hang shows, and travel when I can. I have been to Jamaica, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Mexico and have photographed them extensively. I have also traveled within the US, The East Coast, Florida, Colorado, Vegas, Texas, to name a few."
Mixed Media, Painting & Drawing
A longtime resident of Salem, Massachusetts, Denny Tentindo is a self taught artist. Using a variety of styles and mediums, he paints anything from landscapes to portraits. He was one of the chosen artists to paint an electrical box in downtown Salem on the corner of Essex Street and North Street. He has been a professional painter on the North Shore for many years and is currently the Art Director for the Witch Doctor RX Gallery.
Denny produced all new pieces for his November show at FSC. He created his pieces with this quote in mind: "Animal are decent people too". His paintings can be viewed during regular business hours: Monday thru Saturday 7am to 7pm and Sunday 7am to 6pm.
John Kane and John Clarke are showcasing their paintings this month at Front Street Coffeehouse. All pieces can be viewed during regular business hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm & Sunday 7am-6pm.
About John Clarke: I graduated from the Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University in 1991. I have worked as an illustrator with clients ranging from The Boston Globe to ASPCA to Scholastic. And shown my paintings in various galleries in New England.
I've been creating images for as long as I can remember, but for about the pst decadeI've enjoyed painting things traditionally thought of as frightening but by now have been part of our collective consciousness and culture for so long that the fangs so to speak have been removed. The timeline between 1897 when Dracula was published and the appearance of Count Chocula appearing on Supermarket shelves in the early 1970's is a good illustration of how a fictional blood-sucking demon from hell can eventually be used to hawk sugary cereal for kids to teach them counting on Sesame Street. I get a kick out of following this pop culture tradition of making monsters safe for children, considering all that is out there in our modern world to be truly concerned and frightened about, the Ghouls and Goblins of traditional folklore seem cute and quaint in comparison. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!
About John Kane: John Kane is a Salem local. He paints as a hobby, his true passion lies in studying and producing music. He is currently an adjunct professor within the graphic design department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and for Southern New Hampshire University’s online program. He does not exhibit his work often so be sure to stop into Front Street Coffeehouse for the opportunity to see his awesome work.
Andrew T is showcasing his photography this month at Front Street Coffeehouse. All pieces can be viewed during regular business hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm & Sunday 7am-6pm.
Andy Twyman a 26 year old Photographer from Newburyport, Ma. For the past decade Andy has been shooting with manual analog cameras. When Andy was 22 he dropped out of college, quit both his jobs to follow his dream and had a one in a lifetime opportunity to follow his favorite band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros across tour. Since 2011 he has worked for the band off and on tour and has been working on a documentary with the band only using film. Last Year he found himself at Burning Man thanks to some fans that he met along the way of the tour, and his newest gallery "Life on Mars" features film called "Red Scale Film". Redscale film is Film that is exposed from the wrong side, so the emulsion is exposed through the base of the film.
You can follow his Journey and Like his art page on Facebook All prints are for sale: Andy Twyman Photography
Gallery by Brian Donnelly
A simple description of Brian Donnelly does him no justice, read up on Brian via this great read from North Shore Art Throb
"He tells me his art is available in dollars but prefers the yen. He claims a greater trust in the Asian currency, although pirated prints of his work have been available in China’s neo-urban area markets for at least a decade.
Despite their fantastic quality, the sketches reveal a fundamentally real and interlaced neurosis consisting of the never-ending bifurcation of the Neanderthal and the human. Donnelly has the patience to exhibit the placid nature of a Tibetan monk against the homicidal nature of an angry French duke.
The duel is with himself; the microcosm of an antagonistic relationship reaching back to Unnamed Geological Eras. In Blakean fashion, opposing forms twist and stretch toward the grotesque only to come to rest in an infinite symmetry.
Mistake this not for a bohemian luxury, but as his habitat. It is unnerving."
Opening reception August 9th at noon
The Dark and Silly Dreams of Dr. Spaceman
Brian Connelly is this month's featured artist at Front Street Coffeehouse. His work consists of mixed media pieces, illustration, and writings, but there is plenty more to see. His work can be viewed during business hours: Monday thru Saturday 7am-7pm and Sunday 7am-6pm. Stop in, grab a coffee, and enjoy this local artist!
I have been collecting Grateful Dead posters and memorabilia since 1987 when I saw my first Grateful Dead show in Foxboro, MA. I have seen the Grateful Dead 111 times and other Grateful Dead bands such as Phil Lesh and friends, Further, and Rat Dog more than 200 times. I collected all these posters from shows I have been to. Each poster has a story behind it, is limited edition, and is numbered. A few of the posters are signed by Phil Lesh himself.
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Benjamin Stebbings has been showing, teaching and performing live art for over ten years. His recent works of art feature vibrant scenes made up of contrasting colors. Benjamin approaches his paintings more like a sculptor. With an organic process he is able to capture likeness, mood and feeling without loosing the spontaneity of the work.
Benjamin Stebbings's artwork can be viewed daily during business hours: Monday thru Saturday 7am-7pm and Sunday 7am-6pm. Stroll through, grab a coffee, and enjoy some art.
Featuring two Salem artists; B. Hallinan and Franko West.
B.Hallinan's exhibit, "Fields and Foods" is water based media on canvas. On display for the month of May only! For more information regarding the artists' work contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franko West, a longtime Salem local, is displaying his artwork for a rare show. Only completing a piece every few years, his collection features a rare amount of his artwork. Using a variety of mediums, such as pencil, collage, and pastel, this is an opportunity to see one of Salem's most intriguing artists exhibit his work for a short time.
All artwork can be viewed during business hours; Monday through Saturday 7am to 7pm and Sunday 7am to 6pm
Stop in for a coffee and a sandwich and appreciate some local art.