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Hours & Admission

Fall Semester Hours
Tue, Wed, and Thu:
10 am–4 pm.

Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery is free and open to the public.

Meditate With Us

Join us on Wednesdays
Yoga: 12 pm–12:45pm
Meditation: 1 pm–1:30pm

The sessions are free.

Mary Edwards
A Retrospective
Something to (Be)Hold

September 23, 2021

When Bristol Community College moved to remote learning in March 2020, all exhibition programming moved online. We are delighted to reopen now, 18 months later, with an ambitious project. In collaboration with the gallery, composer and sound artist Mary Edwards reimagines the campus as a series of sound encounters to reawaken us to the natural world. Edwards uses immersive sound as an environmental or architectural element with the objective to enhance the listener’s spatial experience and transcend practical information by taking the ordinary and creating another reality.

Edwards’ first large-scale public art project, Something to (Be)Hold, began with the two of us taking a walk together around the campus, and in keeping with the times we are living through, she joined me for our walk via FaceTime. We marveled at the pristine beauty of the campus, the pond, the wooded areas, how lush and expansive everything felt. As we traversed the landscape a series of ideas began to take shape.

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