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My images are abstract, their shapes reminiscent of the world we know. They are not meant to reproduce the visual world around us, but rather to capture essentials of our perceptions, experiences, feelings and visions of the world we live in, be it the past, present or future.

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Bush House Museum is proud to present The Key & The Towers by brothers Santigie and Sapata Fofana-Dura in the Waldo Bogle Gallery this summer. The exhibition features three new sculptures created from found wood and metal. Each piece is finished with a deep intensional burning process, leaving a velvet black surface on the work. In addition, there will be an accompanying performance by Santigie titled “The Door” happening inside the gallery.

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Random Acts of Decommodification continues the exploration the artist has done in past projects based on the question: What is the value of an artwork when it is taken outside the systems that assign it a commodity status? For this exhibition, the artist offers 12 newly created artworks (paintings and drawings) to Salem residents in exchange for services or experiences offered to someone else.

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A body double is a friend or partner who works simultaneously, either in the same room or virtually through videochat platforms.

Bring any supplies, or just yourself, and join us for a zine making session. Zines can be copied for inclusion in the September Zine Show at Salem Art Association.

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Each week is different and offers high-quality opportunities for youth to learn about Art and Art History in a nurturing environment at the Salem Art Association (SAA). All camps take place at the Bush Barn Art Center & Annex in Salem’s Bush’s Pasture Park.

Each week has two sessions: the morning session is for kids 7-10 years old and will last from 9 a.m. to noon. Afternoon sessions are for kids 11-13 years old and run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m..

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The Bush Barn Art Center & Annex are open to the public Wednesday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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Educating and Preserving

The Salem Art Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving the mid-Willamette Valley since 1919.

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We stand together and know that art in our lives is absolutely pivotal in understanding one another, in finding common ground, and in imagining creative solutions together. Art brings us together and unites us in our humanity. It enhances our natural instinct to overcome obstacles and to care for each other – to remember what it means to be human, especially during the most challenging times of this pandemic.


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Call for Artists opportunities for the Bush Barn Art Center take place throughout the year. Click the link for a current list of ways to get your art out into the world through the Salem Art Association

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Compton Family Foundation

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