In Beverly, Rutherford has assembled items with maternal connections, including wedding attire, and 25 family photos submitted by members of the public.
“The theme is taking a look at her grandmother, images of grandmothers and elder women in our families,” Johnson said.
If you go Marblehead Arts Association New Member Exhibit, on display until Jan. 27, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. 781-631-2608, www.marbleheadarts.org. "Night and Day," paintings by Keven Kusiolek, on display until Feb. 8, ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St., Peabody. 978-531-7146, www.arcworksart.org. "Reflections on a World," images by Alyce Underhill, on display until Jan. 30 at the Cloister Gallery, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 136 Lafayette St., Marblehead. 781-631-4951, www.standrewsmhd.org/cloistergallery.html. Swampscott Arts Association Winter Show, on display until Jan. 31, Grosvenor Park Gallery, Grosvenor Park Nursing Center, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, Salem. 978-741-5700. "Retrospective," Swampscott Art Association at the Virginia Carten Gallery, on display until Jan. 29, Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Opening reception Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 to 4 p.m. 781-631-1480, www.abbotlibrary.org. "Reconstructed: My Hands, Our History," assemblage and installation work by Brian Thomas and Sarah Rutherford, on exhibit until Jan. 27. At Gallery at Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. 802-999-5506, studiosatportermill.blogspot.com.