Piedmont Arts          
1/18/20 thru 3/7/20
Piedmont Arts

Like a shaman, Halide Salam dances on surfaces to open passages into the undiscovered world within, and to make meaning of the world without. Her paintings are neither visions nor memories. She paints in silence with no preconceptions, drawings or ideas, relying on what she knows and feels about the natural worlds, and her place in it. Salam moves the paint, through unspoken words as tones, lines and hues, connecting images that arise through a sense of unison within patterns and structures that evolve and emerge through the process of call and response. It is a rhythmic dance on the canvas that opens up various forms of consciousness making visible the invisible, finding harmony through a passage of consciousness. Harmony is the outcome of struggle. There is beauty in struggle. Salam’s work reflects both the beauty of struggle and the moments of rest and solace.

Salam received a Masters of Art in painting from New Mexico Highlands University and a Ph.D. in fine arts from Texas Tech University. She is a professor of art at Radford University.

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Opening Reception
Friday, January 17, 2020 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

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Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm