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Creative Mixer & Artists Reception
July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Salida Council for the Arts hosts another Creative Mixer this month, and any artists or creatives working in all genres are encouraged to attend and meet like-minded people, to share influences and news, to soak up fresh ideas, and to be inspired by the energy that makes Salida a center of support and expression.
Returning after a COVID hiatus, Salida Goes Surreal for the Month of July. Events planned include an Exhibit of Surrealist Art at the Steamplant’s Paquette Gallery, educational events at The Box of Bubbles, performances at A Church.
Exhibit at Paquette
For the Entire Month of July, Salida Goes Surreal will take over the Paquette Gallery with an exhibit of 2-D and 3-D artwork for sale.
About Salida Goes Surreal
Salida Goes Surreal is an annual arts celebration in Salida. Its first gallery exhibit was in 2020, with over 25 artists participating in an exhibit at the Paquette Gallery. SGS is spearheaded by Colorado Tints and The Box of Bubbles.
According to the major spokesman of the movement, the poet and critic André Breton, who published The Surrealist Manifesto in 1924, Surrealism was a means of reuniting conscious and unconscious realms of experience so completely that the world of dream and fantasy would be joined to the everyday rational world in “an absolute reality, a surreality.”
Drawing heavily on theories adapted from Sigmund Freud, Breton saw the unconscious as the wellspring of the imagination. He defined genius in terms of accessibility to this normally untapped realm, which, he believed, could be attained by poets and painters alike.
The Surrealism movement was most active from 1920 – 1939, and provided a platform for each artist to find the means to their own self-expression, free from rules and constraints. Though the movement was short lived, it has influenced all forms of artistic expression.
Salida Goes Surreal Committee