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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 Silent Witness: Works by Nancy Wynn. This exhibition features twelve large scale photographs. The works are artifacts of community events that took place in the sacred space of St. Patrick – St. Anthony Church. The subjects of Wynn’s work are bits and pieces of floral mater – the silent witnesses – which lend their stories to the conversation of each event’s memory. This process utilized time, but more importantly, asks viewers to question interpretations of events and their memories.

The exhibition is free and open to the public and extends from November 1 – December 31, 2016. An artist talk will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 pm during which Wynn will discuss her project’s process and John Bizis, floral designer, will discuss how and why he chooses certain floral materials for celebrations, or for liturgical meaning