A Community Art Project by Linda Mullen
Sponsored by Salem Cultural Council
Together is the 2021 community-made public art project created for Salem Arts Festival, lead by local artist Linda Mullen. This year’s Community Art Project will provide an opportunity to reflect on the last year; what we have lost, what we are grateful for, what we have learned. Together we will create a large installation piece consisting white plastic flowers that will be hung on a pre-constructed frame. We invite you to participate and hope that this process will be a ritual for reflection and healing.
We are asking the community to help construct the flowers that will make up the installation. The flowers will be made out of marine-grade shrink wrap. This is a great activity for both individuals and families, young and old, for those comfortable with craft-making and for those who don’t do much of it. The flowers are simple to make and offer opportunity for as much expression as you’d like. TOGETHER will be installed during the festival (June 4 - June 6, 2021), where attendees will be able to continue adding to the installation.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Depending on your comfort level with being out in public, you can participate in one of the following ways:
- Join us for a socially-distanced maker event on Artists’ Row the weekends of May 22 and May 29 (details to come). Just bring yourself, all materials will be on-hand.
- Pick up as many pre-made Flower Kits as you’d like and make your flowers at home. Pick-up/return details and an instructional video coming soon!
The House of the Seven Gables
Stephen and Darcy Immerman
Northey Street House
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Linda Mullen is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer based on Boston’s Northshore. She works with found items and upcycled materials, allowing their shape and character to drive her process. When not building large installation pieces, Linda loves putting her art on people’s heads. She makes wearable art headpieces that can be seen in and around Salem, especially at Halloween. Linda got her start on Artists’ Row in Salem, and now works from a studio in Mills 58 in Peabody. She lives in Salem with her husband, Rod, and can often be found taking in summer evenings on one of Salem’s many outdoor patios. You can see more of her work and connect with her at www.graceanddiggs.com.