In a partnership with Belmont’s McLean Hospital and the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University, the Belmont Gallery of Art is holding an opening reception this evening, Jan. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for its latest exhibit, “Photovoice: A Lens into Our Lives.” The exhibit runs from today, Jan. 8 to Jan. 31.
The gallery is located on the third floor of the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex at 19 Moore St.
Photovoice is a public research process that gives cameras to people who have been disempowered, to take photographs of their communities. These photos are narrated with the goals of promoting critical dialogue and knowledge of personal and community issues and to promote possible solutions to policy makers.
The exhibit was created as part of a “peer-led anti-stigma program” which was implemented at Waverley Place, the community program of McLean Hospital located in the heart of Waverley Square at 12 Church St., and was developed by BU’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
Hours for the show are Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.