Oxford Dictionary defines "Stillness" as the absence of movement or sound. Stillness can be a moment of solitude, the calm surrender that we feel during mediation, the quiet moment just before a storm, or the tranquility of water. We invite artists to depict the stillness within and around them.
Our Guest Juror: Claudia ParaschivClaudia Paraschiv is an architect, public artist, and educator. Born in Romania and raised in Los Angeles, Claudia now lives with her family in Salem MA, where she started her design practice, Studioful Design in 2016. Studioful takes on a varied constellation of projects for more meaningful living and engages people to participate in the transformation of their worlds as purposeful places of stewardship, democracy, social gathering, self-expression, and imagination. Claudia will continue these explorations as the 2023 Public Artist in Residence (PAiR) on Artists' Row with her project the Tree of Care + Wonder / Árbol del Cuidado + del Maravillas, a large scale sculpture of a whimsical tree featuring migrant stories and a magical canopy!
The Tree of Care + Wonder / Árbol del Cuidado + del Maravillas will transform streets in Salem into community spaces of art and friendship to demonstrate the potential of streets to do more than move cars: local artists (poets, visual, musicians, dance, and theatre) will collaborate to produce civic-art events centered on migration stories, food memories, local history, and novel visions of how a future city might take care of and bring wonder to its residents.
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“Sunrise in Mallorca”
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