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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:
Two Sacred Views: Serigraph Landscapes / Nature Photography, a two-person exhibition by Connecticut artists Jeff Feldmann and Dan Russell. The exhibition features two bodies of work that highlight the natural world’s beauty. Jeff Feldmann uses his sharp eye and photographic lens to capture experiences in nature that reveal awe. Dan Russell creates architectural scenes out of shapes, color, and rhythm utilizing the process of serigraphy to showcase man-made structures within nature’s beautiful landscape. August 30, 2016 through October 23, 2016. An artist talk will be held Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.