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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 and Upcoming Exhibits:
January 17, 2019 - March 9, 2019: Works by artist Mary Coelho and 
Journey of the Universe Film Screening

  • February 3, 1-3 p.m.: Journey of the Universe Film Screening
  • Reception and Panel Discussion: February 17, 1-3 p.m. 
    Panelists: Mary Coelho; and executive producers of the film 
    Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. 

    The mixed-media paintings and handmade books feature abstract and representational imagery. Bright colors, interwoven with ancient patterns, focus on our connection to  nature and the cosmos. Coelho’s work draws inspiration from the “New Universe Story” and the “eco-spirituality” movement. Both incorporate new scientific discoveries about the origins of the universe and insights into the mystery of matter.

    To complement Coelho’s exhibition, the gallery is offering a FREE screening of the award-winning film, Journey of the Universe. Created by a renowned team of scientists, scholars, and filmmakers, the film is set on the Greek Island of Samos, birthplace of Pythagoras.

    *Please check the website for snow dates.