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Hours & Admission

Monday–Thursday: 10 am–4 pm
Friday: 10 am–1 pm

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

Something to (Be)Hold

Something to BeHold
Something to (Be)Hold continues throughout the academic year.

Gallery Reopens September 7, 2023

The gallery reopens on September 7 with Because It Matters by Elemental.

Elemental is an exhibit group of four artists, Debra Claffey, Pat Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman, and Charyl Weissbach, who met in New England Wax (a professional organization of regional artists working in the medium of encaustic). Building on this shared foundation, the group established an artist collective to engage in critical discourse and art practice that address and raise awareness of current issues in contemporary society, particularly the ongoing environmental crises.

Because It Matters is a call to action that explores the interconnectedness of all living things: our responsibilities toward our environment, our efforts to recognize the fragility of our Earth, and the need to restore balance to preserve it.

The opening reception is on Thursday, September 14 from 6–8 pm and the exhibition runs through October 19.

Exhibition Feature

Art Beat: Juried exhibit at Grimshaw-Gudewicz gallery
shows students honing their craft

The Herald News

For only the second time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, fine art and applied art students are displaying their work in the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery at Bristol Community College’s Fall River campus.

The first-year and sophomore students are nearing the end of the academic year and are exhibiting work created for foundation program classes, including drawing, two-dimensional design, typography, photography, painting, publication design and computer graphics.

Upon graduation, they will receive an associate’s degree in art and many will likely continue onto pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree (and beyond) at other institutions of higher learning.

Gallery director Kathleen Hancock describes the show as a “capstone event.” It is an opportunity for the students to prepare works for exhibition and navigate submission requirements, as any professional artist would do.

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