Monday, February 6, 2012

This week in the Arts at Salem State University


Thomas Matsuda: an exhibition of sculpture and drawings
January 17 – February 16, Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center
352 Lafayette St., Salem State University. 
Artist Thomas Matsuda’s sculpture and drawings will be on display in Salem State University’s Winfisky Gallery, January 17 through February 16. Matsuda’s work reflects a unique synthesis of eastern and western ideas with a distinctly contemporary approach. Admission to the Winfisky Gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10-2 or by appointment. Information: 978.542.7890 or


Annual Music Faculty Classical Recital
February 6, 7:30 pm, Recital Hall
71 Loring Ave. Salem State University
The multi-talented Salem State music faculty performs a recital that includes performances in a wide range of genres and instrumentation. The program includes works by Faure, Persichetti, Chopin and Beethoven as well as faculty members Robert Bradshaw and Philip Swanson. Admission is $10 general and $5 non-Salem State students and seniors. All proceeds for the evening will benefit the John Finnegan music scholarship. Information: 978-542-7890 or

SHARQ Arabic Music Ensemble
Monday, February 13, 7:30 pm, Recital Hall
71 Loring Ave., Salem State University.
The SHARQ Arabic Music Ensemble was founded in 1999 by Egyptian musician Karim Nagi. The group presents traditional Arabic vocal and instrumental music, performing on traditional acoustic instruments. The ensemble also performs 20th century classics from Egypt and Syria, plus regional Arabic folklore from North Africa and the Eastern Arab countries. Admission is $15 general/ $10 non-Salem State students and seniors. Tickets are available online at and will also be sold at the door. Information: 978-542-7890 or

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