Exhibition: Paul Theriault

Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.” – Shunryu Suzuki

I am a painter, bookseller and father of two from the Boston area. My paintings are somewhere between landscapes and microscopic images. They are mistake-filled balancing acts; waterfalls of paper and paint searching out the curves of gravity, water and light.

Any act of creation is a fleeting flash if rendered through digital means, but it survives in the handmade artifact. The math is abstract; the digital has no material form. Look at our hands, look at what lies discarded at the curb, look at the pages of the books through which we travel in time – there is a rush of source material at your fingertips. The digital revolution won’t last beyond its inevitable dissolution, so look to your hands. They last while we live, so make things with your hands.

Try to stop suffering when you make mistakes.
Turn them into the background; work against a perfect balance.

Exhibition is on view from April 5th to May 3rd.

25th Anniversary Walk for HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change)

Lace up your sneakers and join HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) for the 25th anniversary of The Walk for HAWC with honorary chair Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.  On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States and HAWC, the longest-standing domestic violence agency on the North Shore, is entirely dedicated to supporting victims of domestic abuse. Beginning and ending at the beautiful Salem Common, the annual 5k is HAWC’s largest fundraising and community event, attended by over 1,000 people each year. Their goal is to raise $115,000, and all of the proceeds from this event will go toward HAWC’s programs and services, which support over 2,700 clients annually.

Community members and supporters are invited to volunteer, sponsor, create or join a team for the 25th anniversary of the Walk for HAWC. There will be music, food and exciting activities available in the Salem Common before the Walk kicks off at noon. Walkers are encouraged to return to the Common upon finishing to enjoy a complimentary lunch graciously provided by Kelly’s Roast Beef.

HAWC is dedicated to supporting the victims of domestic abuse and working to change social norms and behaviors that perpetuate violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims residing in 23 cities and towns on the North Shore, including offering a 24-hour hotline, Emergency Family Shelter, a Parent-Child Trauma Recovery Program, individual, legal and hospital advocacy, and dedicated support groups to assist victims of domestic abuse.

Registration begins at 10:30 am, walk begins at 12:00 pm.  Registration fee is $10 for adults (18+) and $3 for children. Pre-registering online is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, please visit: www.hawcdv.org/walk.

Symbols in Nature with Peter C. Stone

Visit the Peabody Essex Museum and join award-winning author, illustrator and plein air painter Peter C. Stone in an exploration of the moon and other elements in nature as symbols. This session features a mini-talk by the artist, including a visit to his paintings Guernsey on the Mount and Black Wolf on display in Lunar Attraction, followed by a painting demo and workshop in which participants will create pastel and watercolor artworks to take home. Each participant will also receive a pass to come back to see the Lunar Attraction exhibit at their leisure.

Peter C. Stone holds a BA degree from the Claremont Colleges in Marine Biology and Studio Art. His award-winning book Dreams to Dance in Moonlight: Ways of Feeling, Seeing, and Imagining has inspired many readers with its celebration of the symbols found in the natural world. Also an accomplished sailor and educator, Stone has traveled the world as a speaker and artist for his own work, in addition to his STEAM workshops focused on mythology and symbolism in living systems.

Reservations may be made through April 26, and are available at PEM.org.

Exhibition: Paul Theriault

Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.” – Shunryu Suzuki

I am a painter, bookseller and father of two from the Boston area. My paintings are somewhere between landscapes and microscopic images. They are mistake-filled balancing acts; waterfalls of paper and paint searching out the curves of gravity, water and light.

Any act of creation is a fleeting flash if rendered through digital means, but it survives in the handmade artifact. The math is abstract; the digital has no material form. Look at our hands, look at what lies discarded at the curb, look at the pages of the books through which we travel in time – there is a rush of source material at your fingertips. The digital revolution won’t last beyond its inevitable dissolution, so look to your hands. They last while we live, so make things with your hands.

Try to stop suffering when you make mistakes.
Turn them into the background; work against a perfect balance.

Exhibition is on view from April 5th to May 3rd.

Harbor Sweets Factory Tours

Harbor Sweets offers complimentary tours of the chocolate production area and shop. Tours are held at 11:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Calling ahead to confirm tours is recommended as weekday chocolate production is subject to change without notice. Harbor Sweets may be reached at: 800-234-4860.

Exhibition: Paul Theriault

Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.” – Shunryu Suzuki

I am a painter, bookseller and father of two from the Boston area. My paintings are somewhere between landscapes and microscopic images. They are mistake-filled balancing acts; waterfalls of paper and paint searching out the curves of gravity, water and light.

Any act of creation is a fleeting flash if rendered through digital means, but it survives in the handmade artifact. The math is abstract; the digital has no material form. Look at our hands, look at what lies discarded at the curb, look at the pages of the books through which we travel in time – there is a rush of source material at your fingertips. The digital revolution won’t last beyond its inevitable dissolution, so look to your hands. They last while we live, so make things with your hands.

Try to stop suffering when you make mistakes.
Turn them into the background; work against a perfect balance.

Exhibition is on view from April 5th to May 3rd.

Exhibition: Paul Theriault

Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.” – Shunryu Suzuki

I am a painter, bookseller and father of two from the Boston area. My paintings are somewhere between landscapes and microscopic images. They are mistake-filled balancing acts; waterfalls of paper and paint searching out the curves of gravity, water and light.

Any act of creation is a fleeting flash if rendered through digital means, but it survives in the handmade artifact. The math is abstract; the digital has no material form. Look at our hands, look at what lies discarded at the curb, look at the pages of the books through which we travel in time – there is a rush of source material at your fingertips. The digital revolution won’t last beyond its inevitable dissolution, so look to your hands. They last while we live, so make things with your hands.

Try to stop suffering when you make mistakes.
Turn them into the background; work against a perfect balance.

Exhibition is on view from April 5th to May 3rd.

Demolition Man Movie & Pinball Launch

Bit Bar will have the classic 1993 movie on the big screen and the 1994 pinball table in the back room. Can you handle this widebody with 5 balls multiball?

Questionnairey! at Village Tavern

Visit the Village Tavern on Tuesday nights and play Questionnairey!, a fun, survey-based trivia game! Also on Tuesday nights at the tavern, enjoy 50% off nachos!

Harbor Sweets Factory Tours

Harbor Sweets offers complimentary tours of the chocolate production area and shop. Tours are held at 11:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Calling ahead to confirm tours is recommended as weekday chocolate production is subject to change without notice. Harbor Sweets may be reached at: 800-234-4860.

Exhibition: Paul Theriault

Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.” – Shunryu Suzuki

I am a painter, bookseller and father of two from the Boston area. My paintings are somewhere between landscapes and microscopic images. They are mistake-filled balancing acts; waterfalls of paper and paint searching out the curves of gravity, water and light.

Any act of creation is a fleeting flash if rendered through digital means, but it survives in the handmade artifact. The math is abstract; the digital has no material form. Look at our hands, look at what lies discarded at the curb, look at the pages of the books through which we travel in time – there is a rush of source material at your fingertips. The digital revolution won’t last beyond its inevitable dissolution, so look to your hands. They last while we live, so make things with your hands.

Try to stop suffering when you make mistakes.
Turn them into the background; work against a perfect balance.

Exhibition is on view from April 5th to May 3rd.

16-Bit Console War Trivia

Did you survive the great console war of the early 90s? Come relive the glory days and win prizes with Bit Bar!

Bit Bar is 21+ after 8pm.

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