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May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

New Derby Street
Salem, MA

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Date:
May 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.salemma.gov/

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Artists’ Row
New Derby Street
Salem, MA United States
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Come join us on Friday evening from 7pm-9pm for a preview party! ChagallPAC will be loaded with new work for the 2024 season, including our May collection “Fire, Flowers, and Fiber.” Poet Shari Caplan will be delighting us with poetry from her new book “Exhibitionist.” Holy Crow will provide some typewriter poetry and surrealist games. Afterwards, we will have some light refreshments.

In Exhibitionist, the reader is invited to explore poems as installation; in this museum, the personal and the persona poem variously expose and mask aspects of the speaker as she probes her bisexuality, her evolution into motherhood, and how our relationships to art and desire are linked. Drawing from painting, performance art, theater, and literature, these poems, and the collages which serve as landing spots, deal thematically with the body treated as object versus whole human, how our gaze shapes our lives through desire, and how much an artist is expected to expose and expunge of themselves for the audience’s catharsis.

Shari Caplan (she/her) is a poet, actor, and event producer with a passion for enlivening our collective imaginative potential. She’s the author of “The Red Shoes; a Phantasmagoric Ballet on Paper,” (Lambhouse Books, 2023), and “Advice from a Siren” (Dancing Girl Press, 2016).