Jim Schomaker, a long-time volunteer with Mission Street parks Conservancy (previously Friends of Bush Gardens) is currently Salem Art Association’s Featured Artist. His exhibit focuses on capturing Bush’s Pasture Park’s roses through photography. “I wanted to show two things; roses start to atrophy and lose their health, withering with the onset of winter, and they still try hard to bloom and show character and dignity despite the hard times they’re dealing with,” says Jim. The free exhibition runs from September 8 through October 28 at the Bush Barn Art Center. There will be an opening reception Friday, September 7, from 5:30 t0 7:30, also at the Bush Barn. This exhibition is sponsored by Hoots, Baker & Wiley, PC.