Category: art picks

High School Art Mentorship Program Exhibit Through May 30

Salem Art Association’s High School Art Mentorship Program (HSAMP) is a unique program that provides creative high school students with professional development opportunities, including a one-on-one mentorship with a professional artist.  This year participating students are:  Katherine Benz, Emma Bjornsrud, Leah Borden, Emma Decker, Mitchel Garson, Monet Gaudette, Marie Heuberger, Samuel Hoskins, Paige King, Olivia Webster, Emma Wiseman, and Minna Zhou.  Mentors are: Sarah Bibbs, Paula Booth, Dayna Collins, Kelly James, Kristin Kuhns, Corrine Loomis Dietz, Rich McCloud, Heidi Preuss Grew, Jim Richards, and Rollie Wisbrock.  Enjoy an exhibition of the work of these talented young artists through May...

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Turned On!: American Blacklight Posters, 1967-71 May 13-Jul 16

In the late 1960s the blacklight poster industry took off in studios all over the country, but was primarily centered on the West Coast. Poster artists experimented by using printing inks that fluoresced under blacklight bulbs that emitted ultraviolet light, making posters that appeared to glow and magically radiate their own light.  Turned On!: American Blacklight Posters, 1967-71 offers viewers an opportunity to experience the fun of stepping into a 60s style blacklight room featuring 10 posters and an Op art dress.  This unique show was organized by artist Gary Westford and drawn from his personal collection.  Hours: 10am-5pm ...

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Artist Fair May 27-28 

Celebrate the holiday weekend surrounded by beautiful flowers and amazing art, as  Schreiner’s Iris Garden again hosts its yearly art fair. Artists from around the valley, many who return yearly to paint in the display gardens, gather to show and sell their creations.  Iris themed work will abound.  Artisan wines will be available.  Come enjoy the flowers and catch up with your favorite local artists.  Artists are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, most stay through Monday. Cost: Free. Time 10:00am-6:00pm  Schreiner’s Iris Garden,  3625 Quinaby Road...

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“A Spotlight on Associates” May 2-27

River Gallery  presents their yearly show highlighting the work of the Associate Partners. This collection of unique and original art  encompasses a wide variety of styles and media.  The Gallery states that “Their creative energy and support are important to the success and future of our gallery and the arts in our communities.”  A reception is set for May 6th, from 6-8pm.  River Gallery’s associates are: Dan Wenger,  Dean Hanson,  Deb Wallig,  Dorene Steggell, Ginny Gibson, James Hockenhull,  Jeff Hess,  Jo Hockenhull,  John DeVoe,  Michelle Oldenkamp (Jula Girls Jewelry), Laurie Chambreau,  Nathelle Norfleet,  Pam Serra-Wenz,  Rich Bergeman,  William Shumway....

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Artist-in-Residence: Kai River Blevins May 1-31

During their residency, Kai River Blevins will be working on a chapbook exploring the intersections of gender, sexuality, mental health, and whiteness. Kai uses a mixture of traditional and experimental syntax and forms to manifest the critical perspectives which are often silenced by our society. Their work examines how we produce knowledge, construct/interpret our realities, (re)create and resist privilege and oppression, and negotiate (our) morals through the body. Kai will also be teaching a community workshop engaging gender and sexuality norms through creative writing. Kai often facilitates trainings and workshops around LGBTQ issues and activism at venues ranging from...

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