Turning Paper Bags Crumplestiltskin! with Grace and Diggs at Creative Spirit

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by Joey Phoenix Creative expression has many interpretations. It can take the traditional forms of dance or visual art. It can take on an inward focus through yoga or self-care. Or, in the case of Linda Mullen of Grace and Diggs, it can mean digging through recycling bins and discarded materials to turn them into [….]

Photographic Journeys Past and Present Show China in a New Light

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A Lasting Memento: John Thomson’s Photographs Along the River Min On view June 1, 2019 through May 17, 2020 Save the Date: Press Reception on Wednesday, June 19 @ 6-8pm SALEM, MA – The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a voyage into 19th-century China through one of PEM’s photographic treasures, John Thomson’s rare album Foochow and the River Min. [….]

PEM Debuts First Exhibition of the Lynch Collection of American Art

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Including Gifted Works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Childe Hassam and J.O.J. Frost On view May 11 through December 1, 2019 Press Preview Reception on Wednesday, May 8 @ 6-8pm SALEM, MA – The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents the debut exhibition of an outstanding collection of American painting, furniture, and decorative arts that was assembled by philanthropists, Carolyn and [….]

On Your Markets, Get Set, Vend! – Upcoming Vendor Opportunities on the North Shore

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The days are getting longer, the sun is getting hotter, and festival season is getting well underway. Applications for festivals throughout the year have gone live, and if you’re a vendor, it’s time to fill them out and get your vending events calendar ready to go. Here are some of the upcoming North of Boston [….]

#ArtWeek Instameet at the House of the Seven Gables

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As part of Artweek 2019, Creative Collective organized an event with the House of the Seven Gables that welcomed local Instagram influencers for behind the scenes access to this iconic locations galleries! As part of the event, the Collective welcomed the local Igers network @igerssalem and a handful of well known Insta-accounts! Here are the [….]

May/June Exhibits in the MAA Galleries

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Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 6-8 pmMarblehead Arts Association – King Hooper Mansion8 Hooper St. Marblehead Ma The Marblehead Arts Association is excited to welcome solo, duo and trio artists’ exhibits to the King Hooper Mansion galleries to begin the Summer season. Most artists will offer programming to accompany their exhibit. Some of the artists’ [….]

North Shore Women to Watch

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An evening of Women’s Networking presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Hotel Salem in Salem Mass. Story by Alyse Diamantides. Photos by Creative Collective

PEM Invites Visitors to Participate in a Meditative Sculptural Installation by World-Renowned Korean Artist

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Kimsooja: Archive of MindJune 22, 2019 through January 19, 2020 Save the Date: Press Preview Reception | Wednesday, June 19 | 6-8 pm Salem, MA — This summer, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) invites you to roll up your sleeves and participate in a meditative sculptural installation by world-renowned Korean artist, Kimsooja. Archive of Mind transforms the simple, repetitive actions [….]

More than Marine Art: Marblehead Arts Association Promotes Multi-Medium Artistic Inclusivity on the North Shore

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By Joey Phoenix Formed in 1922, the Marblehead Arts Association is one of the oldest Arts Associations in the United States and is still active and thriving on the North Shore today. It’s made up of members who both create and support art in all of its forms, individuals who are passionate about what they [….]

Coming up at Salem State Center for Performing Arts

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THE ARTS at SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY Art Discover Danvers Roundtable. April 18. 7 pm.Danvers Historical Society. 13 Page St. Danvers, MA. Students in Salem State’s ART 236 class share their research on everyday objects in the Danvers Historical Society collection and what they reveal about local history and American society, past and present. Sponsored by [….]

Surviving as An Artist During Festival Season Part 1: For Newbies

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by Joey Phoenix Festival season usually runs from May to October, plus the sprinkling of winter markets in late November and December, and most artists, makers, and creators are starting to consider which ones they want to participate in throughout the year.* For new artists, the idea of starting to participate in these kinds of [….]

Leave the Cabin: Make Art, Make Connections

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By Joey Phoenix No one becomes an artist because they want to think about the business side of making art. They become artists to make art, but unfortunately, that isn’t enough. Making art and doing nothing else is how artists become starving artists. Which just isn’t as appealing as literature makes it out to be. [….]

Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show – April 26, 2019

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Food, Fashion, Drink, Dancing, and More! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2019, Salem, MA Join us for the sixth annual Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser – Friday, April 26, 7-10 pm – for a night of fashion, food, drink, and fun in support of one of Salem’s greatest festivals! The event is moving to a [….]

You Are Worthy of Your Time: Holding Space for Creativity in a World of Busy

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By Joey Phoenix Life is full of things which demand our attention. We have to pay bills, file taxes, run errands, wash our clothes, feed ourselves. We also need to work enough so that we can pay rent and buy food, be social enough that we don’t become hermits, and make enough art so that [….]

A Passion for American Art: Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection

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On view at PEM May 11 through December 1, 2019 SALEM, MA — This spring, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents, A Passion for American Art: Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection. For almost half a century, Carolyn and Peter Lynch shared an extraordinary life together, traveling widely and exploring American art and culture. Their intellectual curiosity [….]