Art Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
At the Belmont Public Library
October 1 to November 17, 2018
The BGA’s “Monster Misunderstood” exhibit is in collaboration with the Belmont Public Library’s One Book One Belmont town-wide read of Frankenstein. “Monster Misunderstood” is the featured inaugural show of the BGA’s new gallery partnership with the library. Artists have creatively interpreted Mary Shelley’s classic novel.
With themes that include nature, science, identity, prejudice, isolation, alienation and family, Shelley’s Frankenstein–though originally published 200 years ago–still has a resonance to the many difficult issues that face our world today.
Annual Spring Tradition!
This show is an annual spring tradition at the Belmont Gallery of Art. Come see and celebrate the work of Belmont’s young K-12 artists. A wonderful sampling of work is showcased from the visual arts program and curriculum within the schools. Featured are pieces in a wide variety of media including paintings, ceramics, prints, drawings and three dimensional work.
Artists Reception with Art Teachers:
Wednesday, May 30
Elementary and Middle School — 6 – 7pm
High School — 7 – 8pm
Regular Gallery Hours:
Weekdays – Regular gallery hours, 10am – 4pm
Additional Gallery Hours:
Thursday, May 24 – 10am – 8pm
Friday, May 25 – 10am – 8pm
Wednesday, May 30 – 10am – 8pm
Thursday, May 31 – CLOSED / Memorial Day
This eclectic vibrant exhibit features work by over 30 artists who interpreted fairytales, folktales and fables from around the world through a variety of 2 and 3 D media, including paper sculpture, assemblage, painting, printmaking, textiles and photography.
NEW DATE! Opening Reception April 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
Wine, and light refreshments.
April 21 and 22: Special Events/Art Salons for the Fairytales exhibit include a Gallery Talk with Exhibit Artists and a Collage-Making Workshop led by artist Carol Wintle.
Guest Curator Kimberly Becker
Opening Reception Saturday, January 13, 6:30-8:30pm
Wine, and light refreshments
Film screenings, gallery talks and art-making workshops.
January 14th – 2-4PM – Kimberly Becker will be giving a talk about her “House Dress Project”.
January 28th – 2-4PM– Several of the artists featured in the “A Woman’s Place” show will be discussing their work and answering questions from the audience.
February 11th – 2-4PM – Screening of “Who Does She Think She Is”- a film directed by two local directors- Pamela Tanner Boll and Nancy Kennedy.
February 25th – 2-4PM – Screening of the documentary “Packed in a Trunk- The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson”.
Extended Gallery Hours:
Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm, Friday 6-8:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-3pm
Bonner Elena Brunner
Friday, Dec. 8: 10am–4pm and 5pm–8pm
Sat., Dec. 9: 12pm–4pm (Open House!)
Sun., Dec. 10: 12pm–5pm
Friday, Dec. 15: 10am–4pm and 5pm–8pm
Sat., Dec. 16: 12pm–5pm
Sun., Dec. 17: 12pm–5pm
Sat., Dec. 9, 12pm–4pm
Live music, sweets, and shopping! What a nice way to spend an afternoon…
Songs of Home and Holidays, Near and Far
To help you celebrate the holidays, we’re pleased to present a live performance by vocalist Beth Purcell and pianist Joe Reid.
Hsiao Ku-chuan Hsiao
Interiors / Exteriors
A sense of place / A state of mind
Irene R. Fairley
Hsiao Ku-chuan Hsiao
Anne Wickham Smith
Visit BGA’s HOME Satellite Show at RE/MAX
Featuring artists Kimberly Becker, Brenda Cirioni, Lisa Cohen and Carol Wintle
Reception: Nov. 8, 6-8pm
84 Leonard St.
Belmont Center, MA 02478
An exhibition of works by Belmont art teachers
“This exhibit takes its title from a less-than-profound observation. We cannot see through, beyond or beneath the surface of things. Hence, in the visible world, home to the visual arts, everything is superficial.
The great Sir Laurence Olivier’s was once asked, ”why did you choose acting as a career?” He replied, “look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me.” Like Olivier, I am motivated to show off what I can do, how I can pull-off the remarkable feat of using paint on a two dimensional surface to create an illusion of a 3D subject. This is particularly satisfying if the subject is challenging or tricky – like a moving, reflective, faceted, translucent or textured surface.
So, initially, my intention was a simple stretching exercise, nothing more. I set myself a goal to complete, everyday, a new painting of some particularly challenging subject. Some days the muse was with me. As the walls surrounding you attest, on others she was not. Nonetheless, over the course of four months in early 2017, I managed to complete 111 individual ‘studies.’ As the work progressed, however, a more ambitious objective took shape in my thoughts – to meld all these desultory images into a single coherent installation, a sort-of mosaic tableau or panorama.
Look what I did! Look what I did! Look what I did!”
Richard’s website: www.richardhillart.com