October 7th - October 29th, 2017

Phantasmagoria - A group exhibit of delightfully devilish delusions, curated by Aaron White

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7th, 6-9 pm

Open Gallery: Saturdays & Sundays, 1-4 pm

Closing Reception: Sunday, October 29th, 1-4 pm

Visual arts...
BADWOLF, Scott Boillard, Stacey Bouley, Jessica Burhans, Todd Deal, Scott Fair, Tooth Granat, The Helquin, Mike Hendrickson, humanoid, Tobias Irving, JCJGR, Jenny Isme, Brett Kelley, MissAnaSol, Jessica Richland, Tom Stanford, Birgit Straehle, John Vo, Viktor Von Schreckgespenst, Aaron White, and J. S. White

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. Donations Welcome!

November 4th - November 26, 2017

Healing Fibers 2017 - Indigenous Art & Activism 

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4th, 6-9 pm

Open Gallery: Saturdays & Sundays, 1-4 pm

Closing Reception: Sunday, November 26th, 1-4 pm

Healing Fibers is an annual non-juried art exhibit and forum. The goal of this project is to discuss political, environmental, gender/identity, racial, medical, human rights and other societal issues by using FIBER as a medium for each exhibit. 2014 witnessed the first in a series and the theme was violence against women. 2015 addressed war & peace. 2016 addressed abused children and 2017 addresses indigenous art and activism.

Funds are raised for Refugee Artisans of Worcester through a silent auction.

Every weekend the gallery is open free to the public to enjoy art and to attend speaker series:

November 4th, 4:00 pm

Dr. Thomas Doughton - Poor Poor Indian: His Narrative and Enslaved Indians in Colonial Massachusetts. Slavery.

Dr. Thomas Doughton is a Senior Lecturer; Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies at Holy Cross College in Worcester MA. He received his Ph.D. at the Universite de Paris His talk is on his paper presented at 10th Annual Conference of Early American History and Culture, Historic Deerfield 2004. 

November 5th, 1:00 pm

Cathy Taylor - .Before the Mayflower: Indigenous Peoples in Pre-contact “New England”

Cathy Taylor played a pivotal role in preserving the Upton Cave/Chamber and currently is Caretaker for Ceremonial Stone Landscapes for the Narragansett Indian Historic Preservation Trust (NITHPT). She researches, writes, maps, and lectures about ceremonial stone landscapes and related topics. 

She will speak on what was it like in the Northeast before European colonization. For thousands of years indigenous people were sustained by deer, bear, fish, maple syrup, and the three sisters (corn/beans/squash), and by rich cultural and spiritual traditions. Nipmuc, Massachusetts, Narragansett, and Wampanoag were among the Algonquian-speaking groups at home here. Their ceremonial stone landscapes can be seen today throughout the region, and preservation efforts are ongoing with Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. 

November 5th, 2:00 pm

Katie Green The Cultural Clash of King Philip's War: Colonial New England and Mary Rowlandson

Katie Green believes that every person has a story to tell. She has organized storytelling venues in Central Massachusetts and volunteers her time to the storytelling community. She is a past president of the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES). In 1998, she received a National Storytelling Association Service Award. And hundreds of educators have taken her storytelling course at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

November. 11th, 2:00 pm

Dr. Juan Carlos Grijalva, Associate Professor of Spanish, Assumption -  Indigenous Populations of Equador

Dr. Juan Carlos Grijalva earned his B.A at, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, 1994, His M.A., Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, 1997 and his Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004 His dissertation Topic was: “Looking for the Remains of America: Exoticism, Utopia, and Latin American Identity in the 20th Century” He teaches Latin American Studies at Assumption College in Worcester MA.

November 18th, 1:00 pm

Claire Schaffer-Duffy et al., Catholic Workers Attending Standing Rock Protests; Stories of Water Protectors 

Claire Schaeffer-Duffy is a freelance writer, lives and works at the SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker in Worcester, MA. Her articles and reviews have appeared in America, Commonweal, US Catholic, the collection Nonviolence as a Way of Life: History, Theory, and Practice, and the soon-to-be-published Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia for US Peace and Anti-war Movements. Her profiles and investigative reporting have merited Catholic Press Awards.

Participating Artists: 

Barbara Roberts
Bayda Asbridge
Cathy Taylor
Charlotte Eckler
Christine Croteau
Donna Hamil-Talman
Elsa Benavides
Gina Da Cruz
John Dick
Laura Cahalane
Lynn Simmons
Patti Kelly
Paul Caswell
Susan Black
Susi Ryan

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. Donations Welcome!

December 9th - December 31st, 2017

A solo show by John Pagano

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2nd, 6-9 pm

Open Gallery: Saturdays & Sundays, 1-4 pm

Closing Reception: Sunday, December 31st, 1-4 pm

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. Donations Welcome!