Thursday, March 28, 2013
Readers uploaded their unique ideas, what do you think of their visions?
We asked, you answered and we received some great entries in our request for your creative PEEPs displays. We've gathered the nine best entries. Here they are for you to take a look, judge and tell us which one you think is the best. So, scroll through our photos, pick your favorite and tell us in the comments section below. Identify your choice by giving the photo number, visible to the upper right of each photo. The winner gets bragging rights of the best creative use of PEEPs this Easter season. Happy viewing and thank you everyone for your submissions!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
If you've got a creative streak and a passion for PEEPS, share it with us.
[Editor's note: The period for entries is over. Soon we'll put together a post with all the entries so you can vote on your favorite.] PEEPS, the famous (or infamous) marshmallow candies, aren't just for eating (or marveling that anyone would eat them) anymore. Crafty PEEPS creations are apparently all the rage, from the White House front lawn, to re-creations of children’s books, historical settings and other unusual situations. Think you can invent something fun with PEEPS? Now's the time to show us. Here’s how to get involved: Happy creating!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
When looking at Salem artists too often Fidelia Bridges is overlooked even though she was one of the country's leading watercolorists for many years.
Driving down Essex Street you may have noticed the house that borders the parking lot of the Hawthorne Hotel. For a number of years there was a sign out front stating the Suzannah Flint House. In recent years the name was changed to the Fidelia Bridges House. This no doubt caused some puzzlement if you noticed it. Who were these women and when did they live here? The house dates back to the early 19th century when the land was part of the property of William Gray that encompassed 98 and 100 Essex Street. The Flint property and presumably Suzannah Flint was next door at 96 Essex Street. It appears the house was accidentally named after a neighbor who there is little information about. When William Gray died he left the land to his son, …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Eight year old Carlton student hopes to develop a career in art with the help and friendship of Salem based Art Expressions teacher Brittany Bennett.
When Owen Guarino, 8, comes home from a long day of school and begins to work on his art; ideas start to flow, and he travels to another place. "It's like I'm walking on clouds or something," he said. He may only be in the third grade, but Owen's art has taken him to the clouds and rainbows in the sky, the tropics and even the Serengeti. Last weekend, it took him to the Gathering — his teacher's church, for a benefit art show. Guarino explores his art under the guidance of Brittany Bennett, owner and instructor at Art Expressions. Bennett has been teaching Guarino for the past three years. Together, they explore worlds of imagination from Bennett's home. They do so while studying artistic guidelines that will remain with Guarino for the …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Here's a look at the latest mural on Lafayette Street.
Mike Lash of Mike's Museum sent us a photo of the latest mural on Lafayette Street. The mural, which changes periodically, was completed by Jimmy Jurasek. Be sure to check it out in person at 3 Lafayette St. — across the street from the Salem Fire Department. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date, Mike!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Owners bring love of rocks and learning to Washington Street store.
Rolling stones gather no moss, and neither do their collectors. Sivan and Nes Sergott — a husband and wife duo of professional jewelers and gemologists — are always on the move. The Sergotts share their passion at their Washington Street shop, Treasures Over Time. Inside their store, the Sergotts maintain a selection of geological, archaeological, and artisan pieces they carefully select to display in their store. "My inventory is our collection," Nes said. With a network of suppliers that span the globe, the Sergotts have accumulated a diversity of precious gemstones and unique minerals from all over the world. After working for wholesale jewelry suppliers in Boston, the Sergotts opened Treasures Over Time in 2006. According to Nes, …