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Clare Gallery


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The Clare Gallery is a not-for-profit professional exhibition gallery located in the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry. Clare Gallery exhibitions, receptions, and artist lectures are free and open to the public. The Clare Gallery Committee promotes the arts through its exhibits and educational programs which focus on world religious, interfaith, and social justice themes.


Committee members promote the Gallery by generating written and visual publicity materials; setting up and taking down exhibits; providing hospitality at receptions; coordinating scheduling with other parish ministries; researching art and artists for exhibits; and coordinating the Gallery's finances and fundraising opportunities.

Clare Gallery hours are from:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays;
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and
  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sundays.

Free parking is available directly across from the Church and Urban Center, and the facility is handicapped accessible.

Current and Upcoming Exhibits:
  • "A Glimpse of Infinity": Works by Aric Attas. Artist Reception, Saturday, October 14, 2017. 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
  • "Healing Art": Works by Irene Hilbert. Creativity Workshop, Saturday, November 18, 10:00 - 11:30 am. Please call 860-756-4034 to register.
  • "The Mayan Cycle": A series of large-scale paintings by Hartford, Connecticut artist Gersóhn. Exhibition runs from January 11, 2018 through March 11, 2018. Artist Reception on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.