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No more public viewing anticipated, spokesman says

UPDATED March 25: The Cutter Gallery opened "Beautiful Children" to the public on a sole day, Saturday, March 9, with a  reception from noon until 4 p.m. at the gallery, in the lower level of the Jefferson Cutter House, in Whittemore Park, 611 Mass. Ave., Arlington Center. This exhibition is by artist Irina Veron, who created a series of portaits of deceased children for their parents; those children were lost to lethal opioid overdoses.

According to an explanatory email from gallery spokesperson Charles Luca, it always is at the exhibiting artist's option whether to permit viewing after the opening reception; in this particular case, no additional public viewing is scheduled.

According to the artist's statement, the parents are friends of Veron's from a survivors' support group -- and the portraits were painted with their permission."The support group has hundreds of moms and dads who lost their children to substance use/opioid epidemic. The exhibition will be dedicated to honor the memory of the victims of the substance use disorder," Veron wrote in her artist's statement.Beautiful Children

Those interested may learn more about the exhibition and the Cutter Gallery here >>  

The mission statement says that "Cutter Gallery Arlington is dedicated to the promotion and support of aspiring and established local artists by providing exhibition space, support, and encouragement to bring creative arts to life."

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This news announcement was published Friday, March 8, 2024, based on information from Charles Luca on behalf of the Cutter Gallery. It was updated Tuesday, March 19, to note that requests have been made as to additional dates of the current exhibit, and also to add the gallery's mission statement. It was updated Monday, March 25, to note that, at the artist's request, no further public showings are planned.