Community Life

Clare Gallery


Related Links

Click Here to access the Clare Gallery Webpage for more information.

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:
  • The Webs We Weave: Paintings by international artist, Amy Hannum and poems from members of the Connecticut Poetry Society. September 17–October 31, 2018. 

    Reception and Poetry Reading: Thursday, September 20, 2018
    from 6:00–8:00 PM (Poetry reading will begin at 7:00 PM).
    Artist Talk: Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:30–7:30 PM.
    Prior to this exhibition, Ms. Hannum’s spider web paintings were shared with the poets. The poets created new poems inspired by her work. Creative people often inspire one another and share the results in a variety of ways, from dance to music to theater and literature. This collaboration brings forth new work from Ms. Hannum and the poets, both being inspired by the creative process. The poets included are: Joe Adomavicia, Eileen Albrizio, Steve Balkun, Tarringo T. Basile-Vaughan, Joanie DiMartino, Brent Terry, and Rhonda Ward.