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Monday–Thursday: 10 am–4 pm
Friday: 10 am–1 pm

Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery is free and open to the public.

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Something to BeHold
Something to (Be)Hold continues throughout the academic year.

Gallery Reopens September 8, 2022

Fall River Makes! Part II

Another Look at the Work of the Artists and Makers From Smokestack Studios

Works by Mark Bokelman, Gail Fredell, Wu Hanyen, Tyler Inman, Christine Kim, Joyce Kutty, Peter Lutz, Isabel Mattia, David Richardson, Gabriel Richardson, Brooks Saltonstall, and Wes Sanders

September 8–October 20, 2022

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 15, 6–8 pm

The gallery reopens on September 8th with an exhibition by artists from Smokestack Studios.

Smokestack Studios is a collective of artists who work in Fall River’s historic Metacomet Mill. Situated above the Quequechan River, Metacomet Mill, built in 1847, is Fall River’s oldest standing textile mill. The studio was established in 2007 and has housed numerous artists, artisans, filmmakers, photographers, and woodworkers over the years who work in a variety of materials and styles.

The exhibition’s title, Fall River Makes!, is an ode to the legacy of Fall River as a manufacturing city. It is still a city of mills, and many have been converted into housing, and light manufacturing businesses. Smokestack is an example of the wonderful potential that resides in the city, and its transformation into a dynamic arts community is integral to the renewed commitment by Fall River to reimagine itself as a beacon for the arts.

Exhibition Feature

Art Beat reviews Bristol students' work on display at Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery

The Herald News

With the pandemic seemingly in waning mode and for the first spring in three years, art and design students at Bristol Community College’s Fall River campus are exhibiting their work in the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery.

The students are approaching the end of the academic year and displaying work created for classes in the freshman foundation program or as part of their second year studies, on the path to receiving an associate’s degree in art. Many will likely go on to pursue a bachelor of fine arts (and beyond) at other institutions of higher learning.

It should be noted that the exhibition, described as a “capstone event of the academic year,” is an opportunity for students to participate in the professional practice of preparing works for display, navigating submission requirements and waiting to find out if their works have been accepted for inclusion. All these steps are a prerequisite learning experience on the path to becoming a professional visual artist.

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