2000; Mags Harries; Hand-blown glass; 9.5"x16"; Courtesy of the Artist
On view June 18, 2011 to July 8, 2012
Located in the: Art & Nature Center
Ripple Effect, in PEM's interactive Art & Nature Center, highlights water as a medium for artistic expression and hands-on exploration. Visitors encounter water in its different states - solid, liquid and gas - as they investigate artworks inspired by rivers, geysers, snowflakes, fog and more. Water's allure to contemporary artists as a creative medium is compelling, especially in relation to the unique, life-giving properties of this substance we so often take for granted.
Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum and the museum's Art & Nature Committee.
2010; Jim Denevan; nine-square-mile snow drawing (detail) | pigmented inkjet photograph; 28.8" x 44"; Courtesy of the artist; photograph by Peter Hinson
2005; Peter Wasilewski; pigmented inkjet photograph; 31"x38"; Courtesy of the Artist
Water Sculpture #9
2010; Shinichi Maruyama; archival pigment print; 43"x52"; Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery
Stop by the Maker Lounge to Meet David Yann Robert, our newest maker-in-residence. Robert is currently an exhibiting artist in Branching Out: Trees as Art in the Art & Nature Center and co-founder of the Center for Children's Speculative Design. At the Open House, he and a few youth designers will talk about the Speculative Lifeforms project they are working on during Robert's residency.
Also, learn about:
- upcoming low-cost workshops for adults
- events for all ages
- the equipment and materials in the space
Share your feedback and suggestions for programs you'd like to see in the Maker Lounge. You'll also meet other makers, tinkerers, technologists, creatives and crafters here in Salem!
Included with museum admission
Spread your branches to celebrate the return of spring and join our Earth Day festivities!
The Leaf Men
10:30-11 am | meet at information desk
Who are the mysterious Leaf Men and can they save the backyard from the evil Spider Queen?
COLLABORATIVE ART MAKING
10:30 am-1 pm | outside the museum
Join Branching Out artist Kyle Browne to create a forest mural along the front of the museum.
DROP-IN ART MAKING
11 am-2 pm | Create Space
Decorate a seedling pot and be ready to plant for spring! Early participants also get an evergreen tree seedling to take home.
1-3 pm, | outside the museum
Meet Branching Out artist and Maker Lounge Artist-in-Residence David Yann Robert and learn how to eavesdrop on the inner life of a tree, then create an original artwork.
DROP-IN ART MAKING
1-4 pm | Atrium
Compose patterns and original designs with laminated leaves, inspired by the work of Branching Out artist Joan Backes.