Photo: Painting by Stephanie Stigliano.
The Belmont Gallery of Art will be holding an opening reception for the exhibit “Family Ties/Memory” tonight, Friday, April 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gallery located on the third floor of the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex, 19 Moore St. in Belmont Center.
The show runs from April 3 to May 8.
Family Ties/Memory” exhibit is inspired by author Anita Diamant’s “The Boston Girl,” this year’s selection for the One Book One Belmont town-wide read.
Diamant’s best-selling novel tells the story of 85-year-old Addie Baum, recounting her life growing up in Boston’s neighborhoods in the early 20th century. The novel touches on several themes with memory, family, and family relationships central to the story. It was left up to each of the “Family Ties/Memory” exhibit’s approximately 30 participating artists to interpret the theme of family and memory.
Artists in the show include Kathy Lobo, Christiane Corcelle, Janis Wisneiwski, Iris Chandler, Ruth Segaloff, Susan Tornheim, Ottavio Forte, Pamela Goody, Dilla Tingley, Susan Jones, Lisa Gibalerio, Joanna Dunn, Hellen Lee, Kwan Kew Lai, Cara Fitzgibbon, Teddi Wise, Chris Carter-Husk, Sharon Whitham, Anastasia O’Melveny, Helen Morse, Nicole Bernstein, Judi Babcock, John Williams, Erika Hartwieg and Theresa Monaco, Stephanie Stigliano, Darisse Paquette, Anne Katzeff, Richard Hill, Kay Hudgins and Louise Halstead.
Regular gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are also welcome to visit other weekdays after 10 a.m.