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April 15, 2022
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New Exhibition at PEM invites a Meditation on Loss, Grief and Healing 

by Felicia Cheney
This spring, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents Zachari Logan: Remembrance, an exhibition of drawings and sculpture that invites visitors to reflect on the power of loss and the healing potential of grief. Located in PEM’s Jurrien Timmer Gallery — a space dedicated to contemplation and meditation — Remembrance features drawings and sculpture by Canadian artist Zachari Logan that are as much about
April 15, 2022
April 8, 2022
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Montserrat Graduate Making Space Suits in Worcester

by Felicia Cheney
Montserrat alumna Zoie Bleau (’20) has brought her career from the studio to the space station. She says she is “made for the Aviation and Aerospace Industry.” Two years ago, Bleau was still a senior at Montserrat College of Art, completing her BFA in herSculpture concentration. The pandemic was still in its early stages and classes were fully virtual.A tough
April 8, 2022
March 16, 2022
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How to Survive as an Artist During Festival Season 2022

by Felicia Cheney
Festival season in New England usually runs from May to October, plus the sprinkling of winter markets in late November and December, and most artists, makers, creators, and performers are already considering and applying to the events they want to participate in throughout the year. Many North Shore-based festivals have released their call for art and performers, including Salem Arts
March 16, 2022
January 28, 2022
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PEM Combines Renowned Native American and American Art Collections to Explore National Identity Through Creative Expression

by Felicia Cheney
This winter, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) opens a new gallery that, for the first time, combines its Native American and American collections. On This Ground: Being and Belonging in America brings together more than 250 historical and contemporary works from its collections to consider what it means to belong to a community, place, family and nation. Spanning more than 10,000 years
January 28, 2022
January 11, 2022
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Essex Arts Center to Open Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

by Felicia Cheney
From Essex Art Center 20 January – 17 March 2022 | Free Admission In her first solo exhibition in the Merrimack Valley, artist Marla L. McLeod explores contemporary social issues and symbols of pride for BIPOC Americans through painting, textile, sculpture, and photography. Marla L. McLeod (b. 1981) is a mixed-race (African-American, White, and Native) artist born in California and
January 11, 2022
August 16, 2021
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PEM and Fondation Cartier present immersive biodiversity exhibition

by joeyphoenix
The Great Animal Orchestra: Bernie Krause and United Visual ArtistsOn view November 20, 2021–May 22, 2022 This fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain are proud to present the North American premiere of The Great Animal Orchestra, a collaborative work between pioneer bioacoustician Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists. Over the course of nearly 50 years,
August 16, 2021
July 1, 2021
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Salem Arts Festival 2021 Mural Slam People’s Choice Awardee Announced!

by Felicia Cheney
The votes are in! The Salem Arts Festival Mural Slam received a record number of over 1,000 responses!  The City of Salem’s Public Art Commission, Salem Main Streets, and the Creative Collective are very pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Mural Slam People’s Choice Award – Zhonghe (Elena) Li, for her mural “Being One With Earth”.  In the
July 1, 2021
March 31, 2021
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Fill Your Home with Art This Spring

by joeyphoenix
Does your home need a Spring refresh with new art? Consider directly supporting local artists and galleries by filling your home or office with color and things to look at in the process! And feel free to check out Creative Collective’s artist member listings at https://www.creativecollectivema.com/thearts Here are some of our favorites Minimalism and Abstract Art Show at Galleries at
March 31, 2021
March 29, 2021
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Outdated Artistic Norms Get BustEd with Figure On Diversity

by joeyphoenix
by Joey Phoenix*Images provided by Figure On Diversity On April 3rd, Figure On Diversity will be partnering with London-based 2B or Not 2B Collective for their Online Figure Modeling Workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to “provide a safe entry into nude figure modeling for those who may not have previously considered the practice accessible to them,” including People
March 29, 2021
March 8, 2021
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Surviving as An Artist During Festival Season For Newbies

by joeyphoenix
by Joey Phoenix Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2019 but has been updated to account for COVID times in March 2021. 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
March 8, 2021