July Show



opening reception
Friday, July 1st 7-9 p.m.

Lunaria Gallery presents, “Life Sized,” a show featuring small scale carved wood sculptures by Deborah Unger and jewelry by Alex Chaney.

In her small scale, carved wood sculptures, Deborah Unger uses metaphor to describe personal and relational conflicts, making her work reminiscent of what one might experience in a dream. Unger’s figures, clothed in handcrafted garments, invite viewers to bring their own narratives to the scenes that she stages.

Alex Chaney’s body of work includes one-of-a-kind art jewelry as well as production pieces made with stones, pearls, silver, and found objects–miniature plastic animal and dinosaur toys. She focuses on incorporating handmade silver findings, meticulously fabricated settings and found objects that are intended to convey whimsy and surprise.

Show runs June 29 – August 1

In the LOFT

“Sketch the Town” is an exhibit comprised of drawings by the Salem Sketchers, a group who gather once a month at various locations in the Salem area to capture the structures, inhabitants, and details of their surroundings. They pick a variety of places: gardens, equipment dealerships, grocery stores, parks, etc. Their sketches demonstrate that art can be found anywhere. They are done in a variety of media: pen & ink, pencil, watercolor…. One artist, Heather Taylor is lending us her whole sketch book, showing her daily pursuit of creativity.