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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:

Seeking a Path: Works by Diane Cadrain, Fiber Artist: November 12 to December 27, 2015. 
The Clare Gallery is pleased to present Seeking a Path, an exhibition by West Hartford, Connecticut fiber artist Diane Cadrain. The exhibition features spectacular artistic works embracing the materials of craft—felting, quilting, hand embroidery and knitting. The exhibition and reception is free and open to the public. Please click here for more information. 

Upcoming Events and Programs:

Artist Reception & Lecture: “Seeking a Path”: Works by Diane Cadrain Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 6:30 to 8: 00 pm. Artist Talk begins at 7 p.m.

Clare Gallery Workshop: Seeking A Path…With Your Fingers: Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Inspired by Diane Cadrain’s upcoming exhibit in the Clare Gallery, Seeking a Path (Nov. 12-Dec. 27), discover your own path through the twists and turns of a finger labyrinth – no compass required! Under the direction of fiber artist Robin McCahill, learn the art of needle-felting and take part in a journey that could last a lifetime. Artist Facilitator: Robin McCahill, Suggested Offering: $20.00 for program and art supplies.