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July_Jennifer Gimzewski

 

July 7-August 25
Bush Barn Art Center
600 Mission St. SE
FREE

This series of photographs by Suzie Torre-Cross explores the echoes of life and memories of forsaken souls etched in broken stone. Where forlorn whispers of bygone days and the loneliness of the eternal rest mark the passage of time.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I believe that photography, as with poetry, has the power to elicit strong emotions and visceral responses.

My interest in photography began in childhood. I spent many hours in my father’s makeshift darkroom watching him translate his photographic eye onto paper. I became an active photographer, in 2004, as part of my senior thesis at Willamette University with a focus on wetland restorationThrough my research, I photographed at a macro level, many wetland, oak prairie plants, and their pollinators.

Since then, my photography has showcased the natural world where I am most at peace. I find nature provides a rich and vibrant canvas upon which life unfolds in a magical, mysterious, and majestic dichotomy of decay and rebirth.

In 2016, I began to explore the vivid and haunting beauty of black and white photography. On a trip to New Orleans, I became enamored with structural imagery. We then set off to one of the many cemeteries to capture the magic and let the stones speak. This series, Reliqui, explores the echoes and whispers I felt in that city of the dead.

I find pure joy in photography as both a creative outlet and a window into other worlds. Since retirement, my husband and I travel extensively with my camera as a faithful companion.

I have exhibited my work in several galleries and venues in Salem, Springfield, and Portland.

This series explores the echoes of life and memories of forsaken souls etched in broken stone. Where forlorn whispers of bygone days and the loneliness of the eternal rest mark the passage of time.

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July_Helen Hejl

July 7-August 25
Bush Barn Art Center
600 Mission St. SE

FREE

Helen Victoria Hejl is an artist living, gardening, and making music in Lyons, Oregon. She has been in Oregon for three years with her boyfriend on his family’s property since graduating from the University of Hawai’i. Together they aspire to become self-sufficient by learning how to grow their own food, raise animals, build their own house, and make goods by hand.

The work Helen will display at the Bush Barn Art Center is searching and inquisitive in nature. It was created in part by roaming the historical sites and state parks of her hometown, San Diego, under the immersive influence of being in the rooms and surrounded by the artifacts of people whom the centuries have left behind. These pieces will be accompanied by a series of abstract oil paintings, whose layers bear the inward path of her mental contemplations.

Salem Art Fair special pricing for qualifying visitors offered as a partner of Salem For All!!

Admission (Cash Only):

$5 Day
$10 Three-Day Pass
FREE 16 & Younger
FREE for All Ages 3-5 pm Sunday
FREE with Oregon Trail Card

Location:

Bush’s Pasture Park

Bush House Museum Tours:

January-February

Saturday-Sunday | 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm

Thursday-Friday | Afternoons With Prior Reservation (contact Ross Sutherland at 503-363-4714 or ross@SalemArt.org)

March-December

Wednesday-Sunday | 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm

All tours are docent led and are 45 minutes in length.

Closed Christmas Day-New Year’s Day

Purchase tickets at the Bush Barn Art Center

$6           Adults
$5           Seniors (62+)
$4           Students (16+)
$3           Youth (6–15)
Free        Children 6 & under
Free        SAA Members
Free        Oregon Trail Card Families
Free        Active Military & Families

Bush Barn Art Center | 600 Mission St. SE Salem

Bush Barn Art Center Hours:                    

Tuesday-Friday | 10 am-5 pm

Saturday-Sunday | Noon-5

Monday | Closed

Salem Art Association
600 Mis­sion St. SE
Salem, Ore­gon 97302
T: 503-581‑2228
F: 503-371-3342

Sandra Burnett

Executive Director

Salem Art Association
Tel: 503-581-2228 x303 | Fax: 503-371-3342

600 Mission Street SE | Salem, OR 97302
www.SalemArt.org

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