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Stephen J. Silk: Exhibition & Gallery Talk

Start Date: December 10 7:30 PM
This event is open to the public

The creative work of Stephen J. Silk will be on view in the Gelb Gallery, George Washington Hall, Phillips Academy, from December 10, 2015 through February 5, 2016.

Reception & gallery talk for the community on Thursday, December 10, from 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. in the Gelb Gallery. All are welcome. The Gelb Gallery is located in George Washington Hall at 5 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA 01810. The gallery is open during school business hours and is handicapped accessible.


Born and raised between Lowell, Massachusetts and along the coast in Seabrook, New Hampshire, Stephen J. Silk’s connection to water emerges in his subject matter, creative process, and identity. This exhibit celebrates his diversity with the theme, including his sea- and landscapes, and gyotaku prints, of the traditional Japanese printing method that uses actual fish to make the print.

Silk studied fine arts with a concentration in painting and a minor in liberal arts at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, and received a BFA in 2005. At MICA he studied under Marc Karnes, Susan Waters-Eller, and Raoul Middleman. Upon graduation, he returned to Massachusetts to fish and further his skills as an artist.

Silk currently teaches visual arts to students in grades 2-4 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. In addition to holding an education license for visual arts, Pre-K through 12th grade, Silk worked on fishing boats for a number of years and until recently held a Merchant Mariners’ license for Master Captain 100 GT.

His studio is located in Lowell, Mass.

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