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The Salon

April 20, 2017

The Peabody Essex Museum, Sweet Rickey and Oh Olive Creative, were delighted to present The Salon - An Exhibition Celebrating a Dynamic Array of Contemporary Female Artists.

The curation of this show is an expression of connection, conversation and collaboration. An artful counterpoint to the global tonality we are currently experiencing.

Art harnesses the unique power to bring people together.

— Olivia Ives-Flores, Curator


Artists and guests pause to smile mid-opening. Photo credit Kathy Tarantola.


Guests enjoyed the modern sound of harpist and composer Audrey Harrer. Photo credit Kathy Tarantola.

“Art harnesses the unique power to bring people together. The 24 artists highlighted in this exhibition each elicit a distinct point of view, communicated through different mediums. Joining us from Chile, Iran, Haiti, Mumbai, Japan, Cuba, Lebanon, Massachusetts, NYC and beyond. They are also at different stages of their careers - from the quixotic student to the established sage. The dedication to their practice and insistence on communicating through art is what brings us all together." Olivia Ives-Flores, Curator.

Alec Harrison and Jordan Greenfield look closely at a piece before the sun sets. Photo credit Kathy Tarantola.


Michael Reuter, Vanessa Lonborg, Trevor Smith and Olivia Ives-Flores at The Salon. Photo credit Kathy Tarantola.

Trevor Smith, the Curator of the Present Tense, delivered remarks about the creative community and meaning behind his Present Tense Initiative. A group of over 180 gathered together in this beautiful loft space, meet the artists, and enjoy beverages by Bent Water and Papa’s Pillar.

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The Salon: fostering a creative ecosystem

“Tonight is a celebration of creativity–the powerful and positive force we all share. We’re here to unite Boston artists and all of us who appreciate the impact of the arts in a vital community. Tonight is just the beginning!”