Date Of Visit: October 8, 2017
Location: The Bridge at 211, 211 Bridge St, Salem, MA
Hours: Hours may vary
Parking: There is limited parking available at the location. There is also metered street parking throughout Salem.
Highlights: art created by local artists
- Exhibit is up until October 29
Art and Halloween are the perfect combination for Salem. With a thriving art community and its dark history, the Salem Arts Association, “Faint Of Art” exhibit makes for a great display for this time of the year!
The exhibit, being displayed at the Bridge at 211, consists of art created mostly by people from Salem and the neighboring towns and cities such as Lynn and Peabody.
While there is more than just the Faint Of Art display at the Bridge, the Faint Of Art display is located in the foyer or hallway of the building.
The art mostly consists of mostly paintings, photographs and sketches. Some of the works had a glare reflecting off the glass they were framed in which I couldn’t avoid capturing unfortunately. Consequently, had to take some of these photos from unusual angles to cut down on the shadows and glare.
The first work I noticed was very scary and set the tone for the rest of the exhibit.
Nightmare is by Anne Benecke.. It is an oil on canvas painting.
Hera by Joey Phoenix. Color photograph.
Into The Night by Leo Vincent. Reverse oil painting on paper.
It’s Harvest Time by Charles Lang. Acrylic.
Heretic by Adrian Rodriguez. Ink on rag paper.
Masks by Adrian Rodriguez. Ink and watercolor on rag paper.
Gates Of Freedom by Raymond Gilbert. Oil on canvas.
It’s Alive by Kevin Kusiolek. Pastel.
One of my favorites is Here Comes The Bride by Carli Kusiolek. Yes, she is married to Kevin. That’s a lot of talent in one family.
History Of Flights And Fancy: Fish Food For Wild Thoughts by Brian Gordon. Cut paper, sewn zippers and thread.
Girl With The White Dress by Elizabeth Sheehan. Oil and cold wax.
Haunting also by Elizabeth Sheehan. Acrylic on canvas.
Nevermore by Sheila Farren Billings. Mixed-media.
Frighteningly Friendly by Cindy Allen. Acrylic. (Honorable Mention)
She Laughed by Maura McGonagle. Ink on paper.
Ghost Ship 2 by Rod Parker. Photograph.
I make that face a lot, too. Man In The Mirror by Leo Vincent. Reverse oil painting on paper.
Jenny by Joey Phoenix. Acrylic on canvas.
The Gargoyle by Nancy Barnes. Pastel.
Another one of my favorites. Monsanto by Heather Stewart. Acrylic on canvas.
Gargoyle Palace by Roberta Will. Sumi stick wash, pen, ink.
Raymond Gilbert. Oil on canvas.
Godzilla by Peter Grimshaw. Mixed-media.
The Creature From The Black Lagoon by Peter Grimshaw. Mixed-media.
Anything You Want But Nothing You Need by Raymond Gilbert. Oil on canvas.
Til Death Do Us Part by Carli Kusiolek. Watercolor, pen and ink.
Untitled by Heather Meri Stewart. Pen and ink.
While this concludes the photos from the “Faint Of Art” collection, there were many more works of art displayed in the other rooms at the Bridge at 211 which I will include in my next blog post.
Which one did you like best? Let me know in the comments below!