CURRENT and UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
January 6, 2024 - February 24, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 1-4p The founding mission of the Narrows Center for the Arts was to promote and develop an appreciation of the visual and the performing arts. Artist studios are one component of our ever-growing and successful cultural arts center. Over the years several artists have used studio workspace at the Narrows to create their artwork in the company of like-minded artists. Now, we open up our gallery walls for the Narrows Art Community: Studio Artists Exhibition, highlighting the diverse artists and talents within our mill building walls. We often see much of the studio artists’ work through open doors and an ‘in-progress’ environment, but now, their extraordinary finished artworks will be presented in a collective show. Visit the Narrows Art Community webpage to learn more about the participating...
January 26, 2024 - March 2, 2024
“I have worked in Fall River since I opened my water business in 1998. Preceding that time, I painted houses professionally for many years. When I was motivated to paint artistically seven years ago, it was partly because I knew I had the knowledge on how to ‘push the paint.’ One of my favorite past times is to explore the surrounding wilderness wherever that location might be. My work reflects the inspirational value I get from these encounters with nature. There are several scenes from the Fall River area that have been brought to life on canvas. I am hopeful that my fondness and enthusiasm for the city comes through in the paintings for this collection at the Narrows. Basically, I’m just an explorer and a contractor with an attitude and an iPhone.” -Taylor Smith...
March 2, 2024 - April 20, 2024
Opening Reception from 1:00p – 3:00p on Saturday, March 23, 2024 Triangulation = The tracing and measurement of a series or network in order to determine the distances and relative positions of points spread over a territory or region. It is guidance not conveyance. The triangulation taking form through the sculptural works by David Lee Black, Matthew Peake, and Laura White Carpenter guides through three distinctive viewpoints, arriving at a place of personal interpretation and surveyance. The path taken is suggestive only; the viewer is invited to journey at their own pace, taking in the differing artistic elements, visual symbols and references. There is poetry when three artists contribute to the structure of a theme, arriving together via the combined forces of voice and rhythm. Through photography, interactive kinetic forms, and use of fragile and ephemeral materials that have come through drastic transformations themselves, these sculptors offer guidance and location-finding in...
June 15, 2024 - July 27, 2024
‘Reflections’ is a collection of acrylic paintings on recycled corrugated cardboard by local artist Brianna Santo. The use of cardboard was inspired by her wish to exist more sustainably and also display the life and beauty that can still be harnessed, with what some may deem, as disposable. She chose to embrace the layered texture and contrast of the corrugation, as well as the imperfections and fragility of the material. Brianna Santo is a multi-media artist and graphic designer originally from Fall River, MA. Her art is inspired by her own experiences in life and those she observes in the past and present world around...
The BayCoast Bank Gallery at the Narrows Center
Thursday – Saturday, Noon – 5:00 p.m.
The Narrows Center strives to expose our community to a wide range of performing and visual art. While our concerts showcase a variety of music genres, our galleries do the same with visual exhibitions. Shows range from student work to museum quality collections. We have exhibited photography, sculpture, illustration, paintings, prints, and mixed media pieces. We have even showcased a Lego exhibit by a nationally known Lego artist!
Many of the shows in the two galleries include artwork which may be purchased by the public, enhancing the lives of attendees well into the future.
Recognizing that arts related activities may be cost prohibitive to many, the Narrows Center provides free admission to the gallery during regular gallery hours. In doing so, the public has access to view spectacular artwork locally. Concertgoers also get to view the artwork on performance nights. Our goal is to expose as many visitors as possible to the beauty and diversity of art. There is something unique and special about viewing art up close. We have created a calm and well-lit space to allow visitors to absorb the depth of talent, skill, and creativity involved with each piece being shared.