Friday, May 28, 2010
I just want to take a minute to thank you ALL for making our May Member Meeting a HUGE success. I especially want to thank all the folks that help "toast" Roger Yost at last night event. Rebecca Maitland for getting Roger to our meeting, Nancy Gorrell for the outstanding lettering on the very large champagne glass we presented Roger, Diane Forsberg for risking her life opening the many champagne bottles, Joel Zak for his talents in photographing this event, Lorraine Dye and Brigitte Cobb for all their help and to Marilyn Krug for doing a wonderful job introducing Roger and sharing all the background information about Roger and all the wonderful things he does for the arts in Salem.
You can see Joel's photos on the AiA flickr site HERE.
I also want to acknowledge and thank our speakers at last night's meeting.
Dan Zeitman from the Oregon Peace Works and his presentation about the MyPeace Project.
April Waters for her outstanding presentation about her "Contemporary Women Leaders for Peace and the Environment" project. It was wonderful to hear what went into this project and what inspired her to create this beautiful and meaningful body of work.
Thanks again for a great Member Meeting,
2010 AiA President
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 2 - Exhibit Opening Reception at Project Space!
This summer, the Salem Art Association will once again present Project Space, an experimental, evolving venue for contemporary art exhibits, lectures, and events. Project Space 2010 will take place at the Metropolitan, located at 150 Liberty Street in downtown Salem. An opening reception for the first of three exhibitions is slated for June 2 from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Open Mondays - Thursdays 11 am till 6 pm & Fridays - Saturdays noon till 7 pm Closed Sundays
Project Space 2010 runs through August 2010I have been asked to photo document this year's Project Space event and will create a book of photos and details about the artists and their works.
The Metropolitan location is over 9,000 square feet of space and offers some unique opportunities to participating artists.
Please check out more about Project Space 2010 HERE.
Hope to see some of you on June's First Wednesday (June 2, 2010) at Project Space 2010!
Mike Nord and Makoto Matsushima will be performing on June 2,2010 at 7:30 pm.
Please plan on coming a bit early since no one will be seated once the performance has started.