A Successful Opening Reception of The Fall River Portraits Exhibition

Review by Olivia Mello, Narrows Staff

We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout on Saturday afternoon at the opening reception of our most recent art exhibit. The Fall River Portraits attracted a joyful crowd of friends, family, faculty members and other curious observers, who filed in to view the gallery and enjoy some good food and music. The photographs were taken by 50 different individuals from B.M.C. Durfee High School, Resiliency Preparatory School, UMass Dartmouth, and Senior Champion volunteers with the Healthy Cities Initiative. Their ages range from 14 to 80 years old.

The exhibit flaunts Fall River city life, exploring fire stations, neighborhoods, activities, and small businesses in the Flint and South End. Some of these beloved family restaurants even catered the event, happily feeding all of the eager viewers. The Jambalaya band provided entertainment at the end of the reception, getting quite a rise out of those who trickled into the performance theater. Their final cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” had audience members clapping and singing along.

The exhibit is still up and running for anyone who missed out on Saturday’s festivities. So come on down to the venue during any of our box office hours and check out the creativity your neighbors have been brewing. You might even find an intriguing concert on our list of upcoming events that you don’t want to miss!