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Salem Steampunk Social - Various Locations
12:00 PM12:00

Salem Steampunk Social - Various Locations

Plan to come for the day! 

Vendors from 12-5 at First Church in Salem, Unitarian at 316 Essex St. 

Tea at The Ugly Mug Diner. 2pm-4pm, 122 Washington St

"Gears, Grit and Gaslights: Steampunk in Salem" at the Salem Arts Association, opening reception from 4-6pm Artists Row, Front St/New Derby St. 
including a performance by "The Wicked Isabelle".


The theme for the Salem Arts Association's September exhibit is "Gears, Grit and Gaslights".

About the Salem Arts Association Gallery Show

Hark back to an earlier time, or leap forward to a re-envisioned future: Steampunk, Neo- Victorian, Retro Future, or Post-Apocalyptic Nostalgia. Celebrate an era that promised air ships and time travel. Remember a past of steam engines, industry and innovation.
The juror for this show will be Victorian Lady Lisa. She is known both locally and nationally for her Cape Ann Cable TV show, "All things Victorian" and her book, "International Steampunk Fashions." She is currently writing a second book on Victorian/Edwardian fashion. A third book, with Steampunk designer/model phenom Kato, is also being planned. Lady Lisa also has the honor of being a portrait model for artists in PA and recently for famed impressionist, Jude Abbe. She is a member of one of the Rockport Art Association. Lovely seaside Rockport, MA is where Lady Lisa resides.

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Totems: What Guides Us? - A Salem Arts Association Presentation
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Totems: What Guides Us? - A Salem Arts Association Presentation

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Inspired by the PEM’s exhibit, Raven’s Many Gifts:
Native Art of the Northwest Coast Judged by Karen Kramer, Curator of Native American Art and Culture at the Peabody Essex Museum. Ribbons will be awarded to Best of Show, Excellence, and Honorable Mention.
September 6-28, 2014 181 Essex St., Salem, MA Opening Reception September 6 from 6-9pm

Totem poles may recount familiar legends, clan lineages, or notable events. Some poles celebrate cultural beliefs while others are mostly artistic. The Native American art of the Northwest Coast is rich with patterns depicted include natural forms such as bears, ravens, eagles, orcas, and humans; legendary creatures such as thunder-birds and sisiutls; and abstract forms made up of the characteristic Northwest Coast shapes.

Then there's Raven; "Raven, an iconic trickster and culture hero who appears in countless Northwest Coast origin stories, is credited with carrying light into the world in his beak," says Karen Kramer, PEM's curator of Native American art and culture. Despite profound cultural changes over the past 200 years, oral histories such as the story of Raven continue to inspire a rich and diverse array of creative expression in tribal communities along the Northwest Coast.

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Salem Arts Association June Gallery - Fire and Spice
4:00 PM16:00

Salem Arts Association June Gallery - Fire and Spice

Fire & Spice

               June 1- 29, 2014  Artists Reception June 14th,   4-6 pm


This year the theme of the Salem Arts Festival is “spice” because it was such an integral part of Salem's early history and this year June 25th marks the 100thanniversary of the Great Salem Fire. Your work can reflect any aspect of what that might have meant to live in the community during the fire and it's aftermath or work that expresses what “spice” means to you.

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