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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 Exhibit:
Depressive Realism, an exhibition by East Hartford, Connecticut artist, Adam Viens, extends from April 17 through May 29, 2016.  The exhibition features large-scale mixed media paintings that are complex and challenging in their visual language. The work poses more questions than it answers. It requires the viewer to reflect on the artist’s intentionality, the emotions the pieces evoke, as well as the larger subject of “depressive realism,” a term adopted in the 1970s. A reception and panel discussion will be held on Monday, May 16th 6:00–8:00 pm—panel discussion at 6:30 pm. Click here for more information.