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Thu, Jul 14


Paquette Gallery at Salida SteamPlant

Salida Goes Surreal

Salida Goes Surreal is an art exhibit, a workshop and a soiree event trifecta!

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Salida Goes Surreal
Salida Goes Surreal

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2022, 5:00 PM – Jul 30, 2022, 5:00 PM

Paquette Gallery at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W Sackett Ave, Salida, CO 81201, USA

About the event

Salida Goes Surreal 2022

July 2022 is Surrealism Month in Salida CO

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 and a Surreal Soiree at the Sherman Market, in partnership with the Velveteen.

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. A costumed Surreal "Saunter" will walk from Box of Bubbles to the Paquette Gallery between 4-5pm

Events at Box of Bubbles

Box of Bubbles is Salida, Colorado's creative resource to expand your creativity, accomplish goals, display art, offer or take classes & funify your life. Throughout June and July creative workshops will be held at Box of Bubbles every other Monday at 6pm. These are donation-based opportunities to make your own connections to Surrealist Art. Past workshops have been on How to Eat an Orange, Paste-Up Poetry, and Visualizing Dreams on Canvas.. For more information check out our Facebook page or call Ken Brandon at 719 539 7443.

Surrealism Soiree with The Velveteen and Sherman Market

On Saturday July 23, the Salida Goes Surreal Soiree will be held at the Sherman Market Property, situated behind the Velveteen Lounge on the corner of G and 1st Street. The Soiree will include surreal art installations and performances by Mo Flow, The Monarch Madams, Salida Circus, The Salida Starlettes and other local artists. Tickets $25 and will be available at The Velveteen Lounge, Bunny & Clydes, and Box of Bubbles. Come dressed as your favorite Surrealist and you might win a prize for best costume.

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.

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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

Ken Brandon

Jennifer Dempsey

Rich Tyler

Marah Fellicce

(719) 539-7443

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