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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.

Upcoming Current Exhibit:

The Clare Gallery is pleased to present The Power of Words. This exhibition will begin with a performance by Artist Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord on January 14, 2017. During the performance, large-scale calligraphic words will be written on paper with fluid acrylic paint. These drawings (artifacts of the performance) will be attached to the gallery walls. The artifacts produced during the performance will be exhibited from January 15– March 10, 2017.

An opening reception and artist talk will be held on Sunday, January 15, 1–3 p.m. Gaylord will speak about her performance, her creative process, and her belief in the power of words to inspire, comfort, connect, and create personal and communal change. The performance, exhibition, and opening reception/artist talk are free and open to the public.