Old Stone House hosts the exhibit Family Ties – A Celebration of Love, Kinship, and Belonging, curated by Jeremy Dennis.
Family is one of the most fundamental aspects of human existence. It is where we first learn about love, loyalty, and the power of connection. The relationships we form with our family members can shape our identities, beliefs, and values, influencing our paths throughout our lives.
This exhibit aims to create a space where viewers can reflect on their own experiences with family and connect with the stories and experiences of others.
Artists draw inspiration from the life and legacy of Loretta A. Silva, also known as ‘Princess Silva Arrow’ and ‘Ma’ by her family. Loretta was a proud tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and a lifelong resident of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. Her memory and legacy has led to the creation of Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio project in the family home she shaped, which is also the home of her grandson and artist/curator Jeremy Dennis.
This exhibit will celebrate the many different forms families can take, including biological families, chosen families, and extended families.