Thurs, March 30: Art Blooms Opening Reception

Art Blooms in Belmont logo

In collaboration with the Belmont Gallery of Art and the Belmont Garden Club, the Library is proud to present “Art Blooms in Belmont” this spring.

The aim of this program is to inspire, encourage and appreciate various art objects as they are interpreted by Belmont Garden Club members through floral art. This exhibit will be open to the public free of charge. Please visit http://www.belmontgallery.org/ for exhibit visiting hours.
Opening Reception
Thursday, March 30, 6-8:30pm, Belmont Gallery of Art, 19 Moore Street Belmont, Homer Building
Come marvel at the Belmont Garden Club’s flower arrangements, and see the works of art that inspired them! Wine and light refreshments will be served. This exhibit will run from Friday, March 17 through Friday, May 5th.

Author and Artist Collaboration: How We Self-Published

Anne Katzeff and Peggy Kornegger
Friday, March 31, 7-9pm, Belmont Gallery of Art, 19 Moore Street Belmont, Homer Building 
Artist Anne Katzeff and writer Peggy Kornegger talk about their experience of writing, editing, designing and publishing Peggy’s book “Lose Your Mind, Open Your Heart,” which features many of Anne’s flower and landscape paintings. Books will be available for purchase.
Flower Arranging Demonstration and Talk

Saturday, April 1, 2-3pm, Belmont Gallery of Art, 19 Moore Street Belmont, Homer Building

This special demonstration will be led by Elaine Di Giovanni, a lecturer on floral design and master flower show judge. Di Giovanni’s award-winning arrangements have been highlighted in many flower shows. Her work has also been featured several times in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s Art in Bloom exhibits. She is a past president of the Belmont Garden Club. The finished flower arrangement will be raffled off after the event. Free and open to the public.
ShuLan Joy Holmes-Farley

The Art of Origami Flowers

Sunday April 2, 1-3pm, Belmont Gallery of Art, 19 Moore Street Belmont, Homer Bulilding

Led by Arlington based origami artist ShuLan Joy Holmes-Farley, workshop attendees will learn how to make simple flowers and other objects using the ancient Japanese folding paper art of origami.

Though still in high school, ShuLan’s skills in the art of origami have been well-recognized with her work displayed at the Emerson Umbrella in Concord, Law & Water Gallery in Gloucester, and the Institute of Fashion Design in New York. Her cardboard origami chair was featured in Arlington’s “Cheerful Where You Sit” public art exhibit. ShuLan has led workshops at cherry blossom festivals and other arts events, including the Gloucester Harbor Town Arts Festival. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Please visit www.belmontgallery.org for more information.

March Craft at the Library: Books in Bloom
Saturday, March 25, 2pm, Library Assembly Room
Registration Required
March’s craft sees books bloom, literally! We’ll use discarded books as our base. It will then be up to you arrange the various plants on hand into your very own garden wonderland. Space is limited for this program, so registration is required, and participants may only make one book garden. If you have a friend or relative who is also participating, let us know when you register if you’d like to share an arrangement; you’ll get to work with a friend AND you’re freeing up a spot for another patron!