2018 Mural Slam
A Salem Public Art Initiative
The City of Salem is bringing a whole new set of artists to participate in a “Mural Slam”, a public art project that takes place during the Salem Arts Festival which happens in Downtown Salem on June 7-9,2018. The site for the 2019 Salem Mural Slam is a series of brick walls at Artists’ Row located in historic downtown Salem at 24 New Derby Street, across from Old Town Hall and Derby Square. This area at the heart of the City was originally built as a market place and continues to this day to be an important public plaza and pedestrian way.
In the interest of enhancing the visual experience for residents and visitors in this great walking city, the City of Salem invited artists to help transform these spaces that are part of the City of Salem Art Space Initiative and the murals will provide an entertaining and stimulating experience to those that live in and visit Salem.
2018 MURAL SLAM Participants
1. Sophy Tuttle
2. Bruce Orr
3. Liz Sullivan
4. Madison Economides
5. Dan Belisle
6. Salem Academy Slammers/Alicia Arendt
7. Mike Grimaldi
8. Kate Holloaway
9. Casey Stanberry
10. James Eric Rogers
11. Amanda Garcia/Mariah Beard
Sophy is an artist living and working in the Boston area. She is inspired by animals, plants, and the natural world. She is currently looking for opportunities to paint murals with an environmentalist focus.
Bruce holds a Master’s of Art Therapy from Hahnemann University and a B.F.A. from The University of the Arts. Bruce has worked as an Art Therapist in a psychiatric hospital, a nationally published illustrator, a painter, a street caricaturist, an art teacher and a professional puppeteer.
I started seriously painting when I was 15. By age 17 I was studying with Parsons Paris school, working on both realist and abstracted work. While there I became obsessed with the local graffiti scene, and upon returning to the States I began painting graffiti as well. A lot of my contemporaries were more graffiti-writer-turned-artist, but I've always considered myself to be an artist-turned-graffiti-writer.
Dan is an amateur, self-taught artist residing in North Shore, MA. From the very beginning, visual art has always been a part of his life on both a conscious and sub-conscious level. He uses vibrancy and urgency as a vehicle for self-expression.
Casey's work reflects the intersection of the built environment and fine art in sweeping perspectives and painted and penned architectural diagrams. He resides in Cambridge and works at an architecture firm in Boston.
James Eric Rogers
James is a local math, art, and science teacher etc...
Amanda Beard Garcia
& Mariah Leah Beard
Amanda is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and artist based in Boston, MA. She received a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2012.
Mariah is a graphic designer based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her BFA in graphic design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) in 2017.