Salem Public Space Cards: an artful gaze onto our shared public spaces.
Over a dozen local photographers have chosen and photographed a public space meaningful to them. What will their image inspire you to write about a place that you know or discover in your own way?
Cards will feature a public space photo and a poem/ written reflection inspired by the photo on the other. To be launched and for sale at the Salem Arts Festival, 2017. The Public Space Cards will be packaged with a map of all locations. All proceeds will go towards recovering production cost and then divided equally among participants. (Cost TBD)
Salem Public Space Cards are a project to cast an artful gaze onto our shared public spaces.
The cards will feature a photo of a public space on one side taken from the unique perspective of a local photographer, and a poem inspired by the photo on the other, and packaged with a map of all locations.
They will be launched and for sale at the Salem Arts Festival 2017.
While the top words to describe The Point neighborhood in a recent PlanIt survey were: “community, strong, diverse, misunderstood, tight-knit, awesome,” too many Salem residents either don’t know the neighborhood, or don’t know its positive aspects.
Along with many positive words, one PlanIt participant submitted the photo below to show that the Point is, in fact, “Nice!”
This photo inspired me to show more of what is nice about The Point in an ongoing photo-series: The Beauty of The Point. Submit Photos @SalemPSProject
My first stop was the newly opened Celia’s Restaurant on Congress Street. The fish stew with yucca and pickled onions was delicious. As many PlanIt participants also noted, the neighborhood food is part of The Beauty of The Point!