Events \\ Gallery Experiences

Movement Workshops In-Gallery and By-the-Sea

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 11 am-noon

Members $10; nonmembers $20

Please note: This is a two-part workshop. The second session is held on Tuesday, June 29, from 11 am-noon at Derby Wharf in Salem.

Join artist Laura Kathrein as she leads participants through a series of movement exercises in the gallery and at waterfront locations in Salem, Lynn and Beverly inspired by the paintings on view in the exhibition In American Waters. What is a movement workshop? Participants are invited to move the body in ways that feel good without judgment as they are led through a series of accessible creative exercises. The body and the body’s natural movements are used as a tool for investigation and expression of the artwork. In this session, Laura will focus on the work Launching of the Ship Fame by George Ropes. Participants will be invited back the following week to meet Laura on the lawn of Derby Wharf in Salem, which is featured in the painting, to participate in a special movement workshop.

This program is offered in paired sessions throughout the summer. This workshop is accessible for all physical mobility and movement experience. Directions sent upon registration.

Laura Kathrein

Laura Kathrein is an educator and artist specializing in environmental and site-specific dance. Her experiences in outdoor education, STEAM, dance-based research, and the arts have informed her work using movement to encourage empathy and connection to the natural world. To learn more, visit

We want anyone who wishes to be able to have access to this opportunity. If paying a fee to attend the workshops is too great a financial burden, please email

Tickets required; reservations by June 20
Recommended for ages 10 and up

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The next two sessions will be held:
July 13 and July 20 at PEM and King’s Beach in Lynn
August 17 and 24 at PEM and Lynch Park in Beverly

TOP IMAGE: William Trost Richards. Along the Shore, 1903 (detail). Oil on canvas. 39 3/16 × 78 1/2 in. Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2009.1. Photography by Steven Watson.