Don't miss this Sunday's artist talk with Michael Shemchuk (Shem)! This Sunday, July 30, 5:00 - 7:00. Casual meet and greet with the artist along with Q&A. Michael Shemchuk (Shem) is an artist based in the Bay Area of California. Shem is known for his large abstract, mixed media collage works, where he "mines" for hidden textures, colors and visual remnants through layers of paper, paint and found media, revealing spellbinding compositions with formal attributes. His work is reminiscent of both urban decay and discarded periodicals and advertising, where he finds the often overlooked beauty within.