Artist-in-Residence: Roberto Oran

December 11-January 6
Bush Barn Art Center Annex
600 Mission St. SE Salem

Roberto Oran will create new art during his residency in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. Growing up in a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico, Roberto’s family did not often have the means to purchase art supplies. “The only way for me to draw was inside my head, with my imagination,” Roberto reflects. After coming to the United States at the age of 16, he began taking art classes at West Salem High School, and soon began experimenting with mediums such as ceramics and painting. Now, as an accomplished and dedicated artist, Roberto still finds inspiration in his roots. His subject matter, and his drive to create art that tells stories, centers on the struggles and dreams of the Latino immigrant community.


Salem Art Association exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from Noon-5 pm.

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