Somerville-based photographer, Rosamond Purcell, has already had an extraordinary career, including over 50 one-person shows, and her work is represented in the permanent collections of almost every major American museum. Purcell is now the subject of a new documentary by award winning filmmaker, Molly Bernstein. An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell will screen at CinemaSalem from September 16-22. On Sunday, September 21 at 6:15 pm, Rosamond Purcell will visit CinemaSalem to answer questions about her haunting and beautiful photography and the process of making the film. The discussion is free and open to the public. Chronicling the incredible photography of Rosamond Purcell, An Art That Nature Makes explores an unconventional side of the medium. Obsessed with things others may find mundane or useless, Purcell scours junkyards, libraries, and the back rooms of museums for things she can bring to life with her camera. She also documents oddities in nature, exploring every inch of the strange artifacts she finds. Her evocative pictures can be at polar opposites of the emotional spectrum; from stunningly beautiful to weirdly macabre, they're all equally mesmerizing. The film reveals the artist in her natural element, whether it's working in the studio, obsessing over murre eggs, or rummaging for treasures. Watching her on the brink of several artistic epiphanies is a rare and intimate opportunity to understand the creative process of an extraordinary world renowned talent. This engaging documentary also contains interviews with those who've worked closely with her, as well as famous admirers, including director, Errol Morris. Get a glimpse into the mind of the brilliant woman who has been called the "doyenne of decay.”
Monthly round-up of the tidbits and morsels of the ever growing and changing culinary and beverage scene in and around Salem. Octocog is a food service social media and marketing ninja and has the pulse of the community AND the food and beverage industry. Featured this month.. In a Pigs Eye, Bambolina, Po Boys and Pies, Adea Mediterranean Kitchen, Rover Bagel, Granite Coast Brewing, Old Planters Brewing, Notch Brewing, Salem Food Truck Festival and more!
Four years ago, Karen Scalia introduced Food Tours to Salem, MA, adding a delicious alternative to the ubiquitous ghost tours which occupy the streets of Witch City. Instead of discussing pointy hats and supernatural occurrences, Karen began to turn people’s minds towards the ocean, or more specifically, the Spice Trade, and the culinary and cultural impact it continues to have on Salem’s development.
Somerville-based photographer, Rosamond Purcell, has already had an extraordinary career, including over 50 one-person shows, and her work is represented in the permanent collections of almost every major American museum. Purcell is now the subject of a new documentary by award winning filmmaker, Molly Bernstein. An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell will screen at CinemaSalem from September 16-22.
By Joey Phoenix
Images by Timothy Donovan Photography unless otherwise Marked
Why is it that creative people often have such intimate relationships with feelings of isolation and loneliness? It's probably because the urge to create can usually only be dealt with by the solitary act of the creative process itself.
If you’re seeing this, you have managed to survive the seemingly unbearable summertime heat—you have managed to survive the drought and emerge victorious. Celebrate and rejoice, but remember: winter is coming…
But, not before fall! It’s that time of the year, again: it’s time for apple cider doughnuts, apple picking, apples…and it’s time for other things that begin with the letter ‘A’, that have absolutely nothing to do with fall vegetation: it’s time for a new arts season to begin at Salem State.
Salem State’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts invites you to “come up the street” and pay a visit. The university is a hub of creative activity with programs by student, faculty and guest artists and many of our events are free!
Noted film critic and writer, Peter Keough, will visit CinemaSalem on Thursday,
September 8 at 8:30 pm, to help introduce the unusual world premiere of Nick
Cave’s new film, One More Time With Feeling.
This September, Salem residents will have the opportunity to transport themselves through the solar system, experience the Charles River as never before, engage in hands-on engineering activities, and much more, all free of charge, when the Museum of Science hosts September Salem Days. This program, generously funded by the Norman H. Read Trust, will allow Salem residents to explore more than 700 exhibits, four Planetarium shows, and three giant-screen films in the Mugar Omni Theater. This is the eighth year that the Norman H. Read Trust is providing this exclusive opportunity for Salem residents.
Salem, MA – Nate Bertone and Salem Theatre Company will produce the New England premiere of Leah Miles’ playENTANGLED. Following the success of last season’s Letters From War, Nate Bertone will return to direct the production.ENTANGLED starts performances on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 and plays thru Sunday, October 1, 2016 at Salem Theatre Company, located at Shetland Park, 35 Congress Street, 3rd Floor, Salem MA.
Chris Wilson: Sonic Architect and Sound Guru
Sound engineers are among the most under-appreciated artists, despite the fact that they do some of the industry’s most important work. They ensure that the new album you bought sounds incredible, that the movie you’re watching makes your ears tingle with suspense and delight, that the video game you’re playing fully pulls you into the experience. Sound engineers create atmosphere, strike the proper balance between vocals and instrumentation, and tell sonic narratives in ways that enhance audio-visual experiences.