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Current Show

Inspiring Change for the Climate Crisis

Group Exhibit of i3C Artists

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Curator: Adriana G. Prat
Assistant to the Curator: Martha Heller

The environmental crisis affects everything and everyone on our planet: lands and oceans, our species, and all other species we find on Earth. Pollution, extreme weather, loss of biodiversity are some of the manifestations of the crisis, and the obvious social impact: climate injustice. All too complex and yet too urgent. When we hear or read about it, or when we experience it firsthand, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless at the magnitude of the problem. We wonder,  “How can I contribute to the solution?”

Each i3C Artist has wondered about our role in the solution of this urgent global issue. Our art is inspired by nature and climate science, and it is our tool to inspire action and solutions; our activism.

We are 20 multidisciplinary artists from New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada, diverse in backgrounds and art practices, sharing a personal and artistic commitment to the environmental crisis.

In our artistic explorations:
  • Some of us address the impact of consumerism by reinventing reclaimed materials, or by creating a dialog with humanity’s waste and pollution 
  • Some explore the effect of climate change in our local communities or global ecosystems
  • Others celebrate natural beings, their interconnection, unique beauty and vulnerabilities, and even point to the spiritual and moral obligation we humans should have towards our common habitat

As a group, we believe that change is not only possible but also a necessary and powerful element for critical environmental transformation.  

We invite you to explore the complex feelings that the environmental crisis can bring while observing each of these artworks. We hope you feel a sense of wonder in the natural world! 

Can you find one or more actions, of any size and dimension, that you can implement in your life to contribute to the ripple effect needed to resolve this global crisis?

Let’s act together!
Our joint force is fierce and the world is watching!

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To learn more about our group:

sign up for our newsletter and stay tuned for updates on our website: www.i3Cartists.com

or follow us in Instagram @i3Cartists.

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Participating Artists

krisanne baker

steve bennett

sarah meyers brent

cedric harper

martha heller,
assistant to the curator

muriel horvath

cj lori

rebecca mcgee tuck

michael manning

shelby meyerhoff

michaela morse

carol moses

michaela nielsen

jeffrey nowlin

paula pitman brown

steve rudin

luna sconty

yulia shtern

cynthia staples

and

adriana g. prat, curator

Opening Reception

December 8, 2022 • 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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You can also view online at our Virtual Gallery:

Details on https://virtualbga.org

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Current News

The Belmont Gallery of Art is Back!

Like so many other art galleries and arts organizations, the BGA was sadly forced to close in March due to the COVD-19 pandemic. After just opening to the public, our spring ARTFUL NATURE exhibit shifted by default–and a bit of a learning curve–to the gallery’s social media outlets under the watchful eye of gallery co-director Adine Storer (with help from the BMC’s news director Frederique Rigoulot).

And while not the same as seeing art in person, we’re pleased to say that promoting the BGA’s exhibits on line through both art images and video has been a success–with lots of positive feedback–and a number of sales as well. A big thank you to BGA artists and the public’s ongoing support of the gallery during these challenging times. And please stay safe and healthy.

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Recent Shows

Making of Art and Artists

Group Show featuring MFA Instructor and Artist,
Paula Pitman Brown and her Students

A Journey of Self Discovery through Art and Friendship

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The Gallery is Open Again!
View Exhibit In Person!

Town Hall Complex
Homer Municipal Building
19 Moore St, 3rd floor
Belmont Center, MA 02478

BGA Hours

Thurs. 10-4, Fri. 10-12, Sat. and Sun. 1-4
Visitors also Welcome Mon. – Weds. 10-4

You can also view online at our Virtual Gallery:

Details on https://virtualbga.org

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More Than Words

Art Inspired by Books and Poems

In collaboration with the Belmont Public Library’s ONE BOOK ONE BELMONT
Community Read of  “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean

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Just as a library
is more than a temple of books,
a book is More Than Words.  

Imagination is kindled to life by stories and poems, transported in time and place, provoked into emotion, guided to new knowledge. 

Showcasing the work
of 47 artists

Agusta Agustsson
Eric Alquist
Nicole Bernstein
Emily Bhargava
Paula Pitman Brown
Edward Cardini
Dan Cianfarini
Jane Coder
Julie Dapper
Cassie Doyon
Sarah Gerould
Donna Gordon
Julianna Grant

Carol Anne Grotrian
Greg Hawkes
Richard Hill
Nancy Jarzombek
David Joseph
Anne Katzeff
Cindy Kennelly
Leah Kolidas
Kwan New Lai
Bette Ann Libby
Ruth Lieberherr
Elain McMichael
Ricardo Maldonado
Michaela Nielsen

Lauren Omartian
Anastasia O’Melveny
Lauren Palmer-Merrill
Julia Purdy
Rani Sarin
Daniel Seaward
Laurie Simko
Magnus Snorrason
Connor Thompson
Ian Todreas
Martin Wagner
John Williams
Carol Wintle

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The Gallery is Open Again!
View Exhibit In Person!

Town Hall Complex
Homer Municipal Building
19 Moore St, 3rd floor
Belmont Center, MA 02478

BGA Hours

Thurs. 10-4, Fri. 10-12, Sat. and Sun. 1-4
Visitors also Welcome Mon. – Weds. 10-4

You can also view online at our Virtual Gallery:

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Please Join Us!
IN PERSON RECEPTION at the BGA!

Meet the Artists
Oct. 7, 6:30-8:30pm

SUSAN ORLEAN

Virtual / Zoom Talk
Oct. 12 – 7pm

BOOK ART

Workshop with Justine Curran
at BGA
Oct. 23 – Time TBD

ART TALK

Author and Artist Donna Gordon
at Belmont Public Library
Oct. 26 – 7pm

SPOOKY STORIES

Fun Storytelling
at BGA
Oct. 28 – 7pm

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Details on https://virtualbga.org

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Flora and Fauna

As close as our backyard, as far as our imagination

Flora Fauna Poscard Front

A Special Invitational Group Show 

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The Gallery is Open Again!
View Exhibit In Person!

Town Hall Complex
Homer Municipal Building
19 Moore St, 3rd floor
Belmont Center, MA 02478

BGA Hours

Thurs. 10-4, Fri. 10-12, Sat. and Sun. 1-4
Visitors also Welcome Mon. – Weds. 10-4

You can also view online at our Virtual Gallery:

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Please Join Us!
Online Virtual Reception!
Meet the Artists

May 26, 2022, 7-8:30pm

Special Thanks to Producer Julie Destefano and The Belmont Media Center!

Details on https://virtualbga.org/events!

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Recent Events

Nourish – The “Art” of Baking

Galettes and mulled wine?!

🤩 Holiday event!

With chefs Nina Vlasic and Sara Romero

Learn how to prepare 2-3 delicious kinds of galettes, each showcasing different flavor profiles to pair with a festive, warm, mulled wine.

Please Join Us at our Live-Streamed Event!

December 2, 2021 • 7-8:30 pm

Thank you to the Belmont Media Center!

Meeting ID: 814 5211 1257

To join by telephone, 
Call: (646) 558-8656 
When prompted, enter: 81452111257# 
When prompted, enter # 
To ask a question or raise your hand, enter *9 on your phone.

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Fun Shops

This is your opportunity to play!

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Don’t wait, seating is LIMITED. Recommended for all ages, 10 to 99+. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. $25 per person, entry is not refundable.

Introducing the BGA’s Art Funshops!” There is enough work in life, give yourself a break and sign up for one of our April 27-28 Art Funshops! Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, we all crave some quiet fun and magic at times. This is your opportunity to play, let your imagination loose, and create something unique and personal for you or someone you love. A call out to all Residents, art novices and experienced alike. Put your life on “Pause” and escape from the ordinary for three hours of guilt-free magic. Provided in each Art Funshop: * All the raw materials and tools you can dream of * Snacks, beverages and music (how else would you create?) * A supportive, judgement-free environment and onsite help if you get stuck Sign up now by clicking on this link.

PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKET NOW (www.buybga.com)!

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Recent Shows

Bits and Pieces

ART REPURPOSED – Mosaic, Collage & Assemblage

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Participating Artists

Tala ABUNUWAR
Agusta AGUSTSSON
Gabriela ANSARI
Ann BAUSMAN
Sheila BENEDIS
Emily BHARGAVA
Laurie BOGDAN
Peggie BOUVIER
Cynthia BRODY
Bobby BROWN
Chris CARTER-HUSK
Elizabeth CARTER
Jane CODER
Nancy CRASCO
Anne CUMMINGS
Justine CURRAN
Cassie DOYON

Joan DRESCHER
Naomi ELLENBERG-DUKAS
Ottavio FORTE
Diane FRANKLIN
Julianna GRANT
Joan GREEN
Maria GREEN
Martha HELLER
Leah KOLIDAS
Bette Ann LIBBY
Ruth LIEBERHERR
Edith LORING-THOMAS
Amy Lou MARKS
Susan MASSAD
Carolyn MAY
Karen MCCARTHY
Anastasia O’MELVENY

Lauren PALMER-MERRILL
Paula PITMAN-BROWN
Rebecca RICHARDS
Natalie RUSS
Rani SARIN
Vanessa SCHUKIS
Ruth SCOTCH
Laurie SIMKO
Doris SMITH
Christine SOELTZ
Adine STORER
Lisa THOMPSON
Keith TORNHEIM
Susan TORNHEIM
John WILLIAMS
Carol WINTLE

The Gallery is Open Again!
View Exhibit In Person!

Town Hall Complex
Homer Municipal Building
19 Moore St, 3rd floor
Belmont Center, MA 02478

BGA Hours

Thurs. 10-4, Fri. 10-12, Sat. and Sun. 1-4
Visitors also Welcome Mon. – Weds. 10-4

You can also view online at our Virtual Gallery:

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Please Join Us!
Online Virtual Reception!
Meet the Artists

March 31, 2022, 7-8:30pm

Special Thanks to Producer Julie Destefano and The Belmont Media Center!

Details on https://virtualbga.org/events!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

BITS and PIECES MOSAIC MIRROR WORKSHOP

Instructor Amy Lou Marks
Past President of the New England Mosaic Society

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Two Workshop Sessions Offered:

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022 | Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm  
OR
Date: Saturday, April 2, 20222 | Time: 9:30 – 4:30 pm

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Location: Amy’s Mosaic Studio, 111 Riverview Ave. Waltham, MA
Cost: BGA & BAA Members: $150 (includes supplies)     
All others: $160 (includes supplies)
Skill Level: All levels welcome. No previous experience with mosaics or art is necessary
Minimum # Students: 4 | Maximum: 6
In this one day hands-on workshop, you will learn how to design a beautiful round mosaic mirror. You’ll create intricate and simple patterns using the richness of millefiori, beads, recycled jewelry and glass. The possibilities are endless.

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BITS and PIECES In-Person Spring Workshops

This April and May
Weekends at the BGA!
Family Mosaic Workshop
Instructor Emily Bhargava, NEMS
and
Embroidery/Stitching WorkshopInstructor Ann Kegel Bausman

Details on https://virtualbga.org/events!

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Correspondences

Iceland and Boston

Photography by Bert Halstead and Magnus Snorrason

Correspondences exhibit of Bert Halstead and Magnus Snorrason photography

The Gallery is Open Again!
View Exhibit In Person!

Town Hall Complex
Homer Municipal Building
19 Moore St, 3rd floor
Belmont Center, MA 02478

BGA Hours

Thurs., 10-4, Fri., 10-12 and Sun. 1-3
Visitors also Welcome Mon. – Weds. 10-4

You can also view online at our Virtual Gallery:

Please Join Us!
Online Live-Streamed Reception!
Meet the Artists

Thurs., Jan. 20: 7-8:30pm

Special Thanks to Producer Julie Destefano and The Belmont Media Center!

Meeting ID:882 6802 6189

To join by telephone, Call: (646) 558-8656 
When prompted, enter: 88268026189# 
When prompted, enter # 
To ask a question or raise your hand, enter *9 on your phone.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Stories of Iceland

Jan. 27, 2022 • 7-8:30 pm

Zoom Link at www.virtualbga.org

Legendary Iceland with Heidi Herman
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Nourish

A Feast for the Eyes, Food for the Soul

“Art is food. You can’t eat it, but it feeds you… Art is like good bread.”
~Elka Schumann, Founder, Bread and Puppet Theater

Artwork in this exhibit reflects/captures the “Nourish” theme:
whether it be food or something else that helps feed your body–and your soul.

The Gallery is Open Again!
View Exhibit In Person!

Town Hall Complex
Homer Municipal Building
19 Moore St, 3rd floor
Belmont Center, MA 02478

BGA Hours

Thurs., 10-4, Fri., 10-12 and Sun. 1-3
Visitors also Welcome Mon. – Weds. 10-4

You can also view online at our Virtual Gallery:

Please Join Us at our Live-Streamed Reception!
Meet the Artists

Fri. Oct. 29, 7-8:30 pm

Thank you to the Belmont Media Center!

Meeting ID:849 8421 7971
Passcode:849 8421 7971

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Other Special NOURISH Virtual Events

The “Art” of Baking

Dec. 2, 2021 • 7-8:30 pm

Check out the details!

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Recent Shows

Transforming Belmont: Transforming Community

Featuring the 7 artists of the “Transformer Box Project” This group show features work by the 7 artists who are helping to transform the Belmont community through their public art: Adria Arch, Rocky Cotard, Nadya Cuevas, Anne Katzeff, Liz LaManche, Grace Julian Murthy and Ian Todreas Thanks to a generous grant from the Belmont Cultural […]

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Hope Is The Thing with Feathers

Inspired by poet Emily Dickinson A Virtual BGA ExhibitFeaturing Work by Over 60 Artistswww.VirtualBGA.Org Inspired by poet Emily Dickinson, this virtual show focuses on birds and the symbolism of birds – resilience, rebirth, joy, hope, love and peace. The exhibit features photographer BECKY HOLMES-FARLEY as well over 60 other artists who capture the beauty of […]

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Recent Shows

Facing You

A Portraits Show All New!A Virtual BGA ExhibitFeaturing Work by Over 60 Artistswww.VirtualBGA.Org In response to the Belmont Gallery of Art’s temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we decided to create a virtual gallery space that would allow the BGA to continue to curate and display art and support artists during these uncertain times. […]

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Unmasked

Portraits by Richard Hill At the BGA, a companion solo art show Look for more exhibit info and images week of Nov. 2 on the BGA’s Instagram and Facebook Pages.

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