Faint Of Art – Part I (Salem, MA)

Date Of Visit: October 8, 2017

Location: The Bridge at 211, 211 Bridge St, Salem, MA

Hours: Hours may vary

Cost: Free

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!





About New England Nomad

Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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