The art scene of Massachusetts’ North Shore area has always been progressive and trend-setting. Artists like Winslow Homer and Mark Rothko visited often for inspiration and relaxation. The Salem Arts Association, relatively new to the North Shore arts association community, is active and helping the other more established arts associations continue to cultivate artists from Salem to Gloucester and from Rockport to Cape Ann.
The Hawthorne Hotel, always active in the local community, has a great way to brighten up this long, cold winter. The hotel will host An Evening with Artists and Authors on Thursday, February 24 in the Grand Ballroom. From 5pm-9pm, the hotel will showcase some of the area’s most talented artists and authors, both new and established, while local orchestra Special Edition provides musical entertainment.
An Evening with Artists and Authors is free and open to the public. Some of the artists available to meet and greet and who will have their work on display include: Ellen Hardy, Wendy Snow-Lang, Charles Lang, Elaine Snow, Jan Condon, Nancy Barnes, Dan Browne, james bird, Vicki Ryder, and Karen Hallion. Authors include: Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin, Matthew Fraser, Kristie Poehler, and the North Shore Writers Group. Salem poet, Claire Keyes will be doing a poetry reading.
Books and art work will be for sale.
Specials will be available in the Tavern and Nathaniel’s that evening and visitors are encouraged to have a bite to eat after they have spent time in this exciting exhibition.