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SEPTEMBER 3RD FRIDAY | SPACE AND TIME

Sept 19th.   5-8pm.    

Art.  Entertainment.  Downtown. 

September 19th is 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury; the monthly art and entertainment event that fills the streets with artisan crafts and original art. 

This month's theme is explores Space and Time., with everything from rocket scientists and clock-makers, to more broad concepts in space and time.  

The Plaza will feature live music from Dark Gold Jazz and the street will be jam-packed with local artists, crafters and vendors.  Out-of-this-world displays from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, LJT & Associates and the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority will give us a glimpse into the work of the Eastern Shores real-world rocket scientists!  We will have real space suits, flight suits, photo ops, information and more! 

Robinson’s Clocks will be exhibiting a historical clock display, a glimpse into how time-keeping first made its way into our daily lives.  Parks Martial Arts will be demonstrating Tai Chi, an art of conscious movement in space and time in Parker Place Garden Center and Drums around the World will be leading a drum circle on North Division Lawn. 

Time not only keeps us on track, but it also gives us reasons to celebrate!  September 3rd Friday will mark the grand opening of Echelon SBY Southern Bistro, Light Touch Acupuncture and Massage Studio's new location on Baptist Street, and Feathered Companions Aviary right next door!  

The Salisbury Zoo will be on the Plaza celebrating its 60th birthday with animals, activities and throw-back exhibits remembering the Zoo’s time in our City.  Did you know it all started because of a bear?  Maya Bella’s Pizzeria will also celebrating its one year anniversary!

Another exploration in Space and Time will be the Attack of the Killer Stripey Tubes:  A Motion Sculpture Workshop and Movement Installation by interdisciplinary artist Claire Elizabeth Barratt and audiovisual artist David Linton hosted by Salisbury University Art Galleries.  

The Attack of the Stripey Tubes free workshop earlier in the day will train local participants to imagine their bodies as sculpture moving in time, within colorful, malleable tubes of fabric.  These dancers will be roving on the Plaza throughout the evening, culminating in an audiovisual installation and live performance inside Parker Place at 7pm.  

Featured Artist | Diana Mosteller will also displaying in Parker Place.  Diana's work also features interesting perspectives of the human form.  The planes and plateaus of the figure are re-imagined to create unique landscapes, re-imagined spaces that focus not on who the person was / is, but the beauty of form and motion. Familiar objects become unfamiliar and alien, exacerbated by monochromatic hues.  Through Diana’s eye, everyday people become transformed.  

Featured Artist | John Mosher will displaying a mixed media series in the windows of the former Hess Building.  The SU Professor's claims the began when The  Chromanauts - explorers of time and quantum-chroma space - began sending him cryptic messages and crude sketches of their encounters in the “negative space.” Out of sheer curiosity he attempts to decode these messages and create images out of them. “This difficult and often absurd activity requires me to seek solitude in the vast galactic space of my studio, create a blank white landscape of paper, shred local flora to  reconstitute “form”, assemble primitive black and gray tools from burnt organic matter,  meditate on the rings of moons, and gesture wildly. Despite my best efforts, their messages are never clear. Once I stop moving they turn into visual static and fade away. I think they find this amusing” explains John.  His other-worldly interpretations are clearly not to be missed.  

The Tony Weeg Photography Studio is not to be missed as it unveils the 2014 Skate Deck Art Show and Silent Auction benefitting the Salisbury Skatepark.  The lineup of artists is a veritable "who's who" of the most talented artists in the area, and especially in this genre.  Limited-run event posters, by letter-press, will be auctioned off,  courtesy of poster designer Brian Robertson, with all proceeds benefiting the skate park! A Punk Metal Show will follow at W.O.R.K. featuring the East Lincoln Dusters, The Floaters and Prone to Violence

Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus will be opening two new exhibits this month.  TXTED, curated by Marisa Sage, is a group exhibition containing paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture and installation, all utilizing humorous and "simple" texts as a tool to disarm viewers and the agent to illuminate conceptual metaphors, visual insights and complex narratives.  The second exhibit is Shared Images & Stories of Maryland's Eastern Shore Immigrants: An Exhibition of Photographs by Earl Dotter & the Migrant Clinicians Network titled Work. Respect. Dignity.  Their images and stories offer an opportunity to humanize the greater immigration discussion. The goal of this exhibition is to promote civic engagement in an often-fraught conversation, and to explore the impact of immigration amidst settled communities and the impact of migration on immigrants and their families.   

The Art Institute and Gallery, in the Gallery Building, will be hosting their 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition.  AIG’s Foyer Gallery will showcase works from the 2013 regional winner Angela Herbert-Hodges, a local painter with international roots and inspiration and even wider acclaim.  Angela Herbert-Hodges is not only a highly awarded artist, but also an internationally recognized competitive fencer, who chooses to live and work on the Eastern Shore.  Herbert-Hodges also teaches occasional painting workshops at the AIG, with a weekend watercolor workshop scheduled in October.  

The 2014 CCART Scholarship Judges Panel is now on display in the Powell Building windows, with a selection of from the celebrated local artists who acted as judges this year's scholarship selection process.  Featured Artist include Ed Brown, Cori Beardsley, Marie Cavallaro, Christina Jarmolinski, Sally Molenda, Barbara Nelson, Ernie Satchel.  The Judges Panel will be on display through Mid-October, to be followed by an exhibit of original artwork from the CCART student scholarship winners themselves.  

Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council will be on the Plaza with “SWAC’s Back to School Art”, to get us back in the school swing of the arts for the year!  They will have school supply treats for kids, freebies for teachers and school item craft making kits!  Teachers and Parents are encouraged to visit the SWAC table for information on SWAC Art Education grants and free instrument programs! 

Take a ride back in time with the Downtown Trolley! The Trolley will be starting service at 5PM for 3rd Friday.   Rides start at Salisbury University in front of the Perdue School of Business and continually loop to University Orchard, University Park, Evolution Brewery, the beginning of West Main Street, the end of the Plaza, and Brew River. Boarding is only $1 and service runs until 2 AM. 

The Downtown Bars and Restaurants will have great specials for the dinner crowd, and plenty of entertainment planned for the night.   Mojo’s has DJ Vybe, and Market Street has DJ B-Side.  Cellar Door Tavern has the MRE’s and Roadie Joe’s has Fernando Garza on the patio, and DJ Rusty Griswald at 10pm.  Brew River is having a Friday Night Dock Party with Tranzfusion from 6-10pm and DJ Whisper late night.   

3F is an all-volunteer effort, a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee.  

Stay tuned with all the latest on our Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/1mB4uX0

There is no charge for local artists to set up, but online advance registration is required.   For Artist Registration Info:  Click HERE.  

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