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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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Winfisky Gallery: Leah Piepgras: KALPA
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Winfisky Gallery: Leah Piepgras: KALPA

Leah Piepgras: KALPA

Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00am  more dates through April 6, 2016

Salem State University, Ellison Campus Center, Winfisky Gallery 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA, 01970

The Sanskrit word kalpa, corresponds to the idea of “timeless,” “forever” or “for eternity.” The paintings of Leah Piepgras reflect not only the visual magic of the natural world, but also the endless cycle of the ages.

“Crystalline rock forms become a variation of a thought structure, honed and purified, distilled, pared down and sharpened into a tangible manifestation…also think of thoughts as clouds, and how, before you can grasp a full idea, they float away and all you are left with is a feeling, an intention. I don’t think of these thoughts as lost, though. I think of them in a constant state of visual change, with only the truth of the idea remaining as the actual, physical constant.”

Piepgras sees connection between clouds or rocks or flora or the human figure: “I think of the body similarly, in a constant state of becoming, with shifts so subtle that you might always feel the same, but only by looking back, do you see the transformation…making paintings transforms the physical experience of being and captures intangible understanding, even if only for a fleeting moment.”

Leah Piepgras holds a BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon. Piepgras has shown nationally and internationally. She works out of her studio in Swampscott, MA.

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John Volpacchio: Full Circle 25+
Feb
8
to Mar 2

John Volpacchio: Full Circle 25+

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The Winfisky Gallery presents a retrospective exhibition of ceramic and glass works from John Volpacchio’s twenty-five year career as an artist and educator at Salem State University. “I hope to capture the plasticity and fluidity of each medium as it is frozen in motion,” says Volpacchio. “…the mastery of this art is capturing spontaneity at its peak. From creation to successful completion, the end result for each piece of work is highly climactic, beautiful and inherently unique.”

During his recent sabbatical, Volpacchio explored both porcelain forms made on the potter’s wheel, as we well as intricate, hand blown forms made out of glass. This exhibition focuses on Volpacchio’s explorations into both materials, with featured pieces created during his time at Salem State, as well as pieces created in other locations where Volpacchio has studied and worked, including Venice, Italy.

Volpacchio earned his MFA from the University of Colorado, and joined Salem State’s faculty in 1989. Volpacchio’s passion for continually learning and desire to share that passion with his students inspired him to secure approval and funding for the creation of Salem State’s Glassworks studio in 2005. This studio is one of only three university glassblowing facilities in the state

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2015 art + design faculty showcase
Nov
10
to Dec 14

2015 art + design faculty showcase

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  • November 10 - December 14

    Nov 10 at 10:00am to Dec 14 at 2:00pm

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2015 art + design faculty showcase
November 10 – December 14, 2015
Reception: Wednesday November 18, 6-8pm

For over a decade, this annual event features the work of faculty from within Salem State’s nationally accredited Art + Design Department. Works by both full-time and adjunct studio faculty in printmaking, painting, design, sculpture, photography and various other media are exhibited. 

The exhibition includes works by: Brian Alves, Jason Asselin, Haig Demarjian, Emily Dumsa, Tsar Fedorsky, Benjamin Gross, Jacqueline Knight, Mark Malloy, Mary Melilli, Jeff Mentuck, Kim Mimnaugh, Ingrid Pichler, Rebecca Plummer Rohloff, Frank Quimby, Mark Raudzens, Ken Reker, Gary Reynolds, Don Springer, and Rob Thurlow. This is a terrific opportunity to see first-hand how Salem State’s Art + Design Faculty not only teach but also actively produce and exhibit their own work.

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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

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"Light": An Exhibition of Paintings by Mark Malloy at the Winfisky Gallery
Feb
17
to Mar 11

"Light": An Exhibition of Paintings by Mark Malloy at the Winfisky Gallery

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Salem State University, Ellison Campus Center

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 25, 2:00 PM

Gallery Talk and Reception with the Artist: Wednesday, March 4, 6-8:00 PM

Looking from a specific location for an extended period of time reflects the changing light of time passing on what one sees (or thinks they see.) The work in "Light" began with a number of painting trips in the fall of 2014 to Provincetown, MA on the very tip of Cape Cod.  As the fall of 2014 continued, Mark Malloy used the landscape paintings created en plain air as the driver behind new explorations in painting, design and illustration.  Painting on canvas as well as watercolor on paper will be featured in this exhibition, alongside digital components. 

Mark Malloy has been a professor in the department of art and design at Salem State University since 1999.  He teaches painting in the fine art area as well as graphic design.  Professor Malloy's work is featured throughout the campus of Salem State, including on the ground floor of the library. 

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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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Art + Design Faculty Showcase Exhibit at Winfisky Gallery
Nov
10
to Dec 1

Art + Design Faculty Showcase Exhibit at Winfisky Gallery

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Art + Design Faculty Showcase 2014
November 10- December 
Reception: Wednesday, November 19, 6-8 pm

For over a decade, this annual event features the work of faculty from within Salem State’s nationally accredited art + design department. Works by both full-time and adjunct studio faculty in printmaking, painting, design, sculpture, photography and various other media are exhibited.  Visitors to the Winfisky can expect to see some of the latest work from artists such as Haig Demarjian, Benjamin Gross, Richard Lewis, Mark Malloy, Mary Melilli, Kim Mimnaugh, Rebecca Plummer-Rohloff, Ken Reker and John Volpacchio. This is a terrific opportunity to see first-hand how Salem State’s art + design faculty not only teach but also actively produce and exhibit their own work.

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Lies in the Dust: Constructing a Graphic Novel by Jakob Crane and Timothy Decker
Oct
6
to Nov 5

Lies in the Dust: Constructing a Graphic Novel by Jakob Crane and Timothy Decker

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Lies in the Dust: Constructing a Graphic Novel
by Jakob Crane and Timothy Decker
October 6 - November 5, 2014
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, October 15, 9:30 am
Reception: Wednesday, October 15, 2 pm

This exhibition will display work generated in the creation of the new graphic novel, "Lies In The Dust: A Tale Of Remorse From The Salem Witch Trials” (Island Press 2014). Author Jakob Crane's words coupled with illustrator Timothy Decker's narrative art tell the story of Ann Putnam, Jr. - the only one of the accusing girls to ever apologize for her role in the trials. Crane's narrative knocks the dust off of an aspect of our local history that is seldom touched upon-- remorse. Decker's pen and ink art has a naturally dark feel that at times recalls the work of Edward Gorey, but reflects the story of Ann Putnam as described by Crane with a unique sense of purpose.

Jakob Crane is currently at work on a story and graphic art exhibition in conjunction with the Fairfield Museum in Connecticut. This exhibition will tell the tale of the witch trials that took place in Connecticut almost a half-century before the Salem trials.  Timothy Decker is a writer/illustrator whose books include: “The Letter Home” (Front Street 2005) “Run Far, Run Fast” (Front Street 2007) “For Liberty: The Story of the Boston Massacre” (Calkins Creek 2009) and “The Punk Ethic.” 

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Caroline Bagenal on Exhibit at Winfisky Gallery
Sep
3
to Oct 1

Caroline Bagenal on Exhibit at Winfisky Gallery

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House of Words:
Sculpture by Caroline Bagenal
Curated by Professor Ken Reker
September 3 - October 1, 2014

Reception: Wednesday, September 17, 2 pm

Caroline Bagenal’s sculptures express the idea of the printed word as a shelter and a refuge. In several pieces she evokes architecture by balancing books on stilts. Another series is inspired by African meeting houses called Toguna, translated as “House of Words”. Using reeds that she collects from the marshes near her Newburyport home, Bagenal creates works that draw upon forms found in the rural and seaside landscape such as bird blinds, haystacks, fences and lobster traps. Marsh reeds do not grow in straight lines and this imbues the geometric forms which she creates from these materials with a distinctive, hand-drawn quality. 

Caroline Bagenal is an Associate Professor at Montserrat College of Art and is the Director of the African Study Abroad Program. She is also a member of Boston Sculptors Gallery. 

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