Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Memories of Belmar

This coming August, the Boatworks will be hosting an exhibition called Belmar Stories: A Show of Visual and Performing Arts. The exhibition will invite artists to submit art in any medium that is inspired by their memories of Belmar.

The first phase of the process began this evening, at an event hosted at Taylor Pavilion by the Belmar Historical Preservation Council. A few dozen people attended Seaside Memories, where the longtime Belmar residents had the opportunity to reminisce about Belmar's past through discussions and Belmar trivia going back over a century. Several BAC members were on hand to participate, including videotaping some of the participants talking about their Belmar memories. The resulting video is intended to be part of our August show.

The next related event is a special collage workshop hosted by Ranger Industries artist and designer Michelle Bernard. She will show people how to create a finished piece of art from their own collection of photos, mementos, ephemera, and souvenirs. It's a great opportunity for those who would like to be part of our August celebration of Belmar but who are not quite sure what to submit. The workshop will be July 7, from 7 to 9pm, and is recommended to people age 17 and up. The fee will be $10 for BAC members, $15 for non-members. Space is limited, so participants are asked to register by contacting Brenda at the BAC by July 1st.

The Belmar Stories exhibition itself will open August 8 and remain on display through August 28, 2009. Intake for the show will be August 1, from 10 am to 1 pm. More details will be posted here as we closer to the event.

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