May
16
Wed
Interactions between Poetry and Painting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Second in a series of three lectures. Tonight’s topic is Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

For those who wish to read in preparation for the lecture, Dr. Schopf suggests reading the following short poems by Rossetti. The paintings can be found on the same website as the poems: www.rossettiarchive.org/exhibits.
“The Blessed Damozel”
“The Song of the Bower”
“Body’s Beauty”
“Soul’s Beauty”
“Astarte Syriaca”
“The Day-Dream”
“Found”
“The Girlhood of Mary Virgin” or “Mary’s Girlhood”(2 sonnets)
“Proserpina”
“Venus Verticordia”

In this three-lecture series, Dr. Sue Weaver Schopf will explore questions that have often been asked in studies of the sister arts: What can poetry express that painting cannot? What can painting express that poetry cannot? And what are the artistic possibilities when painting and poetry work in tandem to convey ideas and express emotion?

William Blake and Dante Gabriel Rossetti were both painters and poets, who experimented with the potential of each medium. But when they began to illustrate their poetry, they discovered the full range of expression possible when the visual and verbal arts function as compliments to each other.

Among the many poems of the 19th century, none were more frequently illustrated than those by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. What drew artists to his poetry, and how did their paintings enhance or further elucidate the author’s works? These interesting dynamics will be the subject of separate lectures on April 20 (Blake), May 16 (Rossetti), and June 6 (Tennyson). A list of poems to be considered will be made available before each lecture.

Sue Weaver Schopf is Distinguished Service Lecturer and retired Associate Dean at the Harvard Extension School. She has served on the board of the Salem Athenaeum and is a member the Program Committee.

May
18
Fri
If Music Could Talk: Jazz with Howard Paul and Larry Baione
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An evening of Jazz with Howard Paul & Larry Baione at the Salem Athenaeum:

Join us for a delightful evening of jazz (with a brief talk on jazz history & the Archtop guitar). As a nationally recognized jazz guitarist Paul juggles 150+ live performances, dozens of university lectures, & studio work.  He is President/CEO of internationally renowned Benedetto Guitars. Howard began playing at 4 & professionally at 13; by 17 he was teaching at a local College & performing with a popular trio. He has performed with an extensive list of legends including guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli, Jimmy Bruno, Joe Beck, Howard Alden, etc. He has shared the stage with Grammy winners Tom Scott, Mark Egan, Bob James, Laurence Hobgood, Gary Novak, Bob Sheppard, Gregg Field as well as 4-time Grammy Nominee Joey DeFrancesco (Hammond B3). Howard was inducted into the Coastal Jazz Hall of Fame in 2011.  His CD releases include “The Presidents” with Jody Espina; “New Adventures with Tony Monaco” 2014; “Just Friends with Bob James” 2011; & “Jammin’ at the Jazz Corner with Ali Ryerson Trio” 2009.

Larry Baione has been Chair of the Berklee College of Music Guitar Department since 1990, & faculty since 1974. He has studied with Lenzy Wallace, Mick Goodrick, Bill Harris, William Leavitt, Bucky Pizzarelli & Jim Hall. His B.A. is from Berklee & M.A. from New England Conservatory.  After graduating Berklee, Larry was principal guitarist in the DC Army Band.  He performed in the White House, throughout the US & toured South America as the State Department Jazz Ambassador. Larry is author of the Berklee Practice Method for Guitar. He performs in numerous jazz, concert & recording ensembles, from solo guitar to big band. He continues to perform & give clinics throughout the world. His recent recording “Playing Time” consists of original compositions & standards in a trio setting.

 

May
22
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
May 22 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 9:45-12:00 every Tuesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

La Tertulia
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7pm upstairs in the Salem Athenaeum. “The Pipe” is a space to read poetry, yours or others, and discuss everything from the price of tea in China to quantum particles (as long as it relates back to poetry). All styles of poetry are welcome.

May
26
Sat
Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

The Athenaeum will be closed on Saturday for the Memorial Day Weekend.

We will resume normal open hours on Tuesday, May 29 at 1:00 p.m.

 

May
29
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
May 29 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 9:45-12:00 every Tuesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

Jun
3
Sun
Members Garden Party
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Members Garden Party
Sunday, June 3
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Salem Athenæum

337 Essex Street | Salem, MA

$25 per person |  Under 21 Free
Don your hat, reconnect with old friends and make new at the annual
Members Garden Party!
Live music, picnic fare, and open bar included.

 

We encourage you to bring a friend to introduce to the Athenaeum. The $25 admission fee may be applied toward the cost of a new membership.

We look forward to seeing you at the party!
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer,
please contact Jean Marie.
Jun
5
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Jun 5 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 9:45-12:00 every Tuesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

Salem Writers’ Group
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

All are welcome to bring work-in-progress to share with the group for feedback. The group is facilitated by J.D. Scrimgeour, Professor of English, Salem State University.