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Art+Design Student Awards Exhibition
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Art+Design Student Awards Exhibition

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Art+Design Student Awards Exhibition

Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00am to 2:00am  more dates through April 27, 2016

Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery 352 Lafayette St, Salem MA

April 11- 27

This annual exhibition focuses on the most important aspect of the Salem State Art+Design department: the students. Every year, the faculty students within the various artistic diciplines who have distinguished themselves by achieving and surpassing what is expected of them. These students are recognized with Awards of Excellence and an awards dinner. In addition each award recipient is invited to display several pieces of his or her work in this annual exhibit. The work on display will range from commercially-oriented media, such as graphic design, multimedia design, and photography to fine arts media such as painting, sculpture and printmaking.

Join us for a reception on Wednesday, April 13, at 6 pm!

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Renee Freid '15 Artist Exhibition at Salem State University
Apr
21
to Apr 29

Renee Freid '15 Artist Exhibition at Salem State University

In her painting, Renee Freid strives for compositional harmony and luminous color. Early on, she found inspiration in the gestural paintings of Williem de Kooning and Franz Kline as well as in the spatial and color relationships of Hans Hoffman's work. She is fascinated by both the rawness and the complexity of non-objective painting and how it can capture a kind of energy that is difficult to put into words --an intrinsic emotional experience. Renee takes a great delight in the tactility of painting and says, "Many times I start off with a certain 'game plan' and end up in a different direction, responding to the different color relationships as they build within the composition. At times it's difficult to let go of needing a subject in order to paint but, essentially, I simply want to paint and once the painting gets started, it just seems to take over."


An artist's reception will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 6-8 pm.
The Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, is open Monday-Friday, 10 am-2 pm or by appointment: 978.542.7890.

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Exhibit: Dirty Laundry at Salem State Center for the Arts
Apr
13
to Apr 27

Exhibit: Dirty Laundry at Salem State Center for the Arts

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DIRTY LAUNDRY is an outdoor installation that addresses our titanic love affair with petroleum-based products and plastic in particular. It was made by students in Professor Ken Rekers’ FORM & DESIGN class, as a part of Salem State University Earth Days Week. The installation is on view from April 13 through April 27, in the Berry Library Courtyard. There will be a breakfast reception with the artists on Tuesday, April 14 from 9:25 AM – 10:30 AM in Ellison Campus Center, Winfisky Gallery. Inquiries to kreker@salemstate.edu.


Students participating in this installation are:
Jennifer Brooks
Catherine Calisi
Danielle Crogan
Susan Huyen
Kayli Lohman
Matthew Malewicki
Kayla McLaughlin
Danielle Parent
James Peddle
Mariah Pike
Victoria Reilly
Richard Saraf
Andrew Stevens
Haley Sullivan
Lauren Walunas
Jessica Whitney

https://www.salemstate.edu/arts/

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2015 Art + Design Awards Exhibition
Mar
30
to Apr 15

2015 Art + Design Awards Exhibition


This annual exhibition focuses on the most important aspect of the Salem State University art + design department: the students. Each year, the faculty selects students within the various artistic disciplines who have distinguished themselves by achieving and surpassing what is expected of them. These students are given awards of excellence and are invited to display several pieces of his or her work in this annual exhibit. The work on display will range from more commercially-oriented media, such as graphic design, multimedia design, and photography to fine arts media such as sculpture, printmaking, drawing and painting. This show represents many years of hard work and is perhaps a glimpse into the future of the professional art world.

Stop by the Winfisky Gallery and see the work of Amina Amin, Daniel Arcand, Jonathan Burgett, Philip Condon, Rachel Condray, Scott Dalyrmple, Taylor Doiron, Ashley Doke, Rebecca Donohue, Laiana Dos Santos, Brian Dow, Renee Freid, Robert Gerson, Coleton Hammond, Erica Hillier, Christopher Lewis, Bianca Morales, Ryoko Nagano, Danielle Parent, Briana Pierce, Jordana Psiloyenis, Maria Ramirez, Jenessa Ramos, Stephen Rouse, Leanna Schafer, Kelly Tanner, Victoria Traverse, and Jennifer Twigg-Platt.

Celebrate with them on April 8 at the 6 pm artists' reception!

The Winfisky Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am - 2 pm or by appointment. 978.542.7890

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Salem State University Alumni Dance Concert
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Salem State University Alumni Dance Concert

The dance program is delighted to showcase the wonderful talent and artistry of dance alumni. Jade Cipolla ’13, Manny Encarnacion ’13, Tennille Hahn ‘07, Katie Jennings ’12, Alicia Knight ’13, and Maria La Rossa ’06 present their choreography and join forces for an inspiring evening of dance.

All of these alumni received Creativity Awards while at Salem State, the highest honor given to students in the arts at the university. Each has gone on to work as choreographers, teachers and performers since graduating.

$10 suggested donation at the door.

For More Information: Salemstate.edu/arts or 978.542.7890

Photo credit: Ray LoPresti

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Salem State Dance Faculty Performance
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Salem State Dance Faculty Performance

Salem State dance faculty come together with an informal showing of recent choreography. 

James Morrow puts his past under the microscope as he explores his connections to the appropriation of black culture. Morrow reflects on white privilege, the music industry, and his dance background as a white artist who works primarily in an Africanist aesthetic. 

Caitlin Corbett shows a series of short inter-related works. eyeheartbrian, a quintet set to the music of genius composer Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, contrasts the flamboyant crooning of the Beach Boys with a spare, athletic movement vernacular. sentence, a quintet set to the music of singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, pares down movement and structure to describe a singular thought. 

Meghan McLyman shows work that explores the balance between motherhood and oneself including the joys, frustrations, and pure exhaustion of simply trying to make it through the day.

This performance is free.

Salem State O'Keefe Complex Multipurpose Room

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Otis Murphy at Salem State University
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

Otis Murphy at Salem State University

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Virtuoso saxophonist Otis Murphy presents a recital in Salem State  University's Recital Hall on Monday, January 26 at 7:30 pm. Murphy’s performances are marked by stunning virtuosity, gorgeous tone and world-class musicianship. He will be joined on this concert by Salem State music faculty Amy McGlothlin.

 Murphy is in great demand throughout the world as a soloist and clinician. In addition to his frequent solo appearances throughout the United States, he has also performed and given saxophone classes in France, Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Belgium, and Italy.

His teachers include Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Eugene Rousseau and Kenneth Fischer. He received the Prix de Perfectionnement from the Conservatoire National Régional de Musique, Cergy-Pontoise, France while a Fulbright Fellow and holds a performers certificate from Indiana Univeristy’s Jacobs School of Music, the highest honor given to a performer at that institution. He has garnered a number of awards including prizes in Belgium’s Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition, the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in France and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition in the United States.

Dr. Murphy, who is professor of saxophone at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, will also present a master class at 11 am on January 26 in the Recital Hall. This class is open to observers.

 Tickets to the evening concert are: $15 general and $10 seniors and non-Salem State students. Salem State students are admitted free with SSU ID. Purchase online: salemstatetickets.com or by phone: 978.542.6365. The Recital Hall is located on Central Campus. Parking for this venue is located directly across from 71 Loring Avenue.

 This concert is presented by the Salem State University Music Department in conjunction with Salem State University’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts (salemstate.edu/arts).

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"Selected Smiles" : Benjamin Gross Exhibition at Winfisky Gallery
Jan
20
to Feb 11

"Selected Smiles" : Benjamin Gross Exhibition at Winfisky Gallery

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Salem State University’s Winfisky Gallery presents  “Selected Smiles” an exhibition of serigraphs by Benjamin Gross.  “Selected Smiles” is a new series of 26 editions of serigraphs with each print directly connected to one of the letters of the alphabet. Happiness, and the outward display of such, is an pervasive theme for this new body of work.

According to professor Gross, “Human expressions have always been crucial, poignant elements in my art. Some of the faces in this series are storied, significant, similar, or just plain silly. My work can be subjective and personal at times, but always strives to be deliberate, immediate, and revealing.” This series focuses on issues of gender, character, identity, humor, ethnicity, and contemporary culture. Gross’s work allows the viewer to find parallels between the portraits he has chosen to showcase and the people we encounter in our own daily experience.

The exhibition runs from January 20 through February 11, 2015. An opening reception will take place on January 28 from 3 – 4:30 pm. The artist will present a gallery talk, followed by a reception on the evening of February 4 at 6 pm.

Benjamin Gross, a professor in the Salem State University art + design department since 1997, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware and a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited in solo, group, regional, national, and international exhibitions.

The Winfisky Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm, or by appointment: 978.542.7890. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Salem State University’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts (salemstate.edu/arts).

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Outside In: Salem Dance Ensemble
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Outside In: Salem Dance Ensemble

Outside In: Salem Dance Ensemble

The personal is universal. Salem Dance Ensemble presents Outside In, an evening of choreography that connects the personal with the universal. Students delve into their intimate histories and life experiences to create dances that reflect deeply personal stories and resonate with our larger community. Join Salem Dance Ensemble as we explore from the outside in.

Performances
Saturday, December 6, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2 pm

Tickets
$10 suggested donation/Salem State students free with ID

WhereO'Keefe Complex, O'Keefe Campus
OK-Multipurpose Gym
225 Canal Street, Salem, MA 01970

WhenSaturday, December 6 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Contact978.542.7890

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Salem Literary Festival 2014: Reading, Q&A by Jennifer De Leon at SSU
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

Salem Literary Festival 2014: Reading, Q&A by Jennifer De Leon at SSU

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A Reading and Q & A by Jennifer Deleon: Thursday, in the Metro Room, Ellison Campus Center at Salem State University (North Campus behind Meier Hall next to the Frederick E. Berry Library)

Jennifer De Leon is the editor of “Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education,” a collection of personal essays addressing the varied landscape of the Latina experience in higher education. It was selected by Huffington Post as one of “Ten Books That Could Change Your Graduating Senior.” She is the winner of the 2011 Fourth Genre Michael Steinberg Essay Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Brevity, Ms., Briar Cliff Review, Poets & Writers, Guernica, Best Women’s Travel Writing, and elsewhere. She was born in the Boston area to Guatemalan parents. After graduating from Connecticut College, she moved to San Jose, California, where she taught elementary school as part of the Teach for America program and earned a master’s in teaching from the University of San Francisco’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Social Justice. After moving back to Boston, she designed college access programs and mentored first-generation college students and then earned an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts–Boston. Currently she teaches at Grub Street and at the Boston Teachers Union School in Jamaica Plain. She is working on a memoir and a novel. This is a free event. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive early in order to guarantee a seat. Co-sponsored by Salem State University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

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Glassblowing Demonstration at Salem State University
Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Glassblowing Demonstration at Salem State University

Glassworks Studio, Enterprise Center Suite 750, Located at 121 Loring Ave 

Glassworks Studio

The Glassworks Studio is a state of the art glassblowing facility and gallery located in the Enterprise Center. This is a working art studio where students, professional staff and visiting artists demonstrate this dynamic and vibrant art form daily. Each semester the Glassworks Studio offers a variety of glassblowing classes including a night class which is available to non-matriculated adult learners. Feel free to visit the studio, feel the heat and perhaps purchase a one of a kind piece of art glass on your next visit to campus!

 

Rosenberg Institute for Passionate and Emerging Artists at the Salem State University Glassworks Studio

 

A four-week residency held annually in July during which artists can fully explore an idea or series of ideas in glass, free from economic constraints. This residency will allow a pivotal evolution for each resident to find and explore their voice in the medium of glass. Accepted artists will live on the Salem State University campus and work in the university’s Glassworks studio. 

 

This program is made possible through the generosity of Ira and Judy Rosenberg and Salem State University. 

 

If you need more information about the Rosenberg Institute for Passionate and Emerging Artists at the Salem State University Glassworks Studio or have questions about the application process, please contact Jeffrey Mentuck at 978.542.7367 or jmentuck@salemstate.edu.

Or you may download a pdf of a brochure about this program; the brochure's content is available below.

 

 

Glassworks Studio at Salem State University

 

The Glassworks is a state of the art glassblowing facility. The studio is equipped with a 375 pound glass melting furnace, two 18” Glory Holes, Garage, top loading and front loading annealing ovens, pickup oven, two minor burners for torch-working a 18” flat lap wheel with various magnetic diamond wheels and a polishing lathe as well as various optic molds bench torches and other related equipment.

 

Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.

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Glassblowing Demonstration at Salem State University
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Glassblowing Demonstration at Salem State University

Glassworks Studio, Enterprise Center Suite 750, Located at 121 Loring Ave 

Glassworks Studio

The Glassworks Studio is a state of the art glassblowing facility and gallery located in the Enterprise Center. This is a working art studio where students, professional staff and visiting artists demonstrate this dynamic and vibrant art form daily. Each semester the Glassworks Studio offers a variety of glassblowing classes including a night class which is available to non-matriculated adult learners. Feel free to visit the studio, feel the heat and perhaps purchase a one of a kind piece of art glass on your next visit to campus!

 

Rosenberg Institute for Passionate and Emerging Artists at the Salem State University Glassworks Studio

 

A four-week residency held annually in July during which artists can fully explore an idea or series of ideas in glass, free from economic constraints. This residency will allow a pivotal evolution for each resident to find and explore their voice in the medium of glass. Accepted artists will live on the Salem State University campus and work in the university’s Glassworks studio. 

 

This program is made possible through the generosity of Ira and Judy Rosenberg and Salem State University. 

 

If you need more information about the Rosenberg Institute for Passionate and Emerging Artists at the Salem State University Glassworks Studio or have questions about the application process, please contact Jeffrey Mentuck at 978.542.7367 or jmentuck@salemstate.edu.

Or you may download a pdf of a brochure about this program; the brochure's content is available below.

Glassworks Studio at Salem State University

The Glassworks is a state of the art glassblowing facility. The studio is equipped with a 375 pound glass melting furnace, two 18” Glory Holes, Garage, top loading and front loading annealing ovens, pickup oven, two minor burners for torch-working a 18” flat lap wheel with various magnetic diamond wheels and a polishing lathe as well as various optic molds bench torches and other related equipment.

 

Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.

 

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