PEM Presents a Comprehensive Look at One of the 20th Century’s Most Influential American Artists

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SALEM, MA – This Fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a fresh perspective on the artist and teacher widely considered to be one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. PEM is the exclusive east coast venue for Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). On [….]

PEM presents the first retrospective of celebrated American photographer Olivia Parker

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Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker On view July 13 through November 11, 2019 SALEM, MA – For more than 40 years, Olivia Parker (b. 1941) has used photography to explore the relationships between vision, knowledge, and the natural world. From deceptively simple still lifes that transform the commonplace to her most recent work exploring [….]

Salem Arts Festival 2019: Roots – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative Collective Click here for the full gallery Friday Night Kickoff Party The 2019 Salem Arts Festival brought thousands of people to downtown Salem for a weekend of music, art, performance, and fun. The organizers for the event are Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective. The Peabody Essex Museum was the title sponsor. [….]

Artopia Photobooth 2019

Artopia 2019 – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative Collective Artopia 2019 was a celebration of the diversity of the arts on the North Shore and featured dancing, projection mapping, lasers, Djs, Live music, art making and more.  This event was a collaboration between Peabody Essex Museum and Creative Collective.  For more info on future Peabody Essex Events visitpem.org For more [….]

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 [….]

Montserrat Artageous Event 2019

Montserrat College of Art’s Artrageous!33 – Photo Gallery

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Photos by Creative Collective MA – Click here for full gallery. Montserrat College of Art held its annual fundraising celebration on March 30, 2019 at the Pingree School in Hamilton. The evening featured live and silent auctions of work by established and emerging artists, students making “art in the moment,” music, great food and a [….]

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. [….]

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 [….]

Weekly Buzz: Crafting Nights at the Witchery

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Weekly Buzz is a regular feature of special events and happenings on the North Shore. If you have an upcoming special event, project, or initiative that you’d like to see featured here. Send our editor an email at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com  Event Page Host: Gret McGilvray of The WitcheryWhere: 61 Wharf Street, Pickering Wharf, SalemWhen: Every Thursday [….]

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City makes U.S. debut at Peabody Essex Museum

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The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, the first major international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty––the Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular works, including imperial portraits, jewelry, garments, Buddhist sculptures, and decorative art objects from the Palace Museum, Beijing (known as the Forbidden City), tell the little-known stories of how these empresses engaged with and influenced court politics, art and religion.

Salem Arts – “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” Begins This Weekend

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  Artists’ Residency at H7G “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members FREE – For Salem Arts Members Only We invite our members to set up on the grounds during the peak season of the Spring flowering at the Gables; to be [….]

Tidal Shift: Redirecting the Current of Public Space

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By Joey Phoenix Third Places are at the forefront of our communities. They are integral to the culture, the life, the ebb and flow of our cities. Yet, they’re often underutilized and taken for granted. That is, unless they have advocates. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “A Clean Well-Lighted Space,” two waiters argue over whether [….]

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Visiting our friends in #peabodyma as some of the leaders in the #creativeeconomy tell us the state of where the creative economy is and where we are heading. Pictured left to right Senator Joan Lovely, Matt Wilson of @masscreative Creative Industries Director Helena Fruscio, Anita Walker of the Mass Cultural Council and our friend Steve [….]