CURRENT and UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
June 18, 2022 - August 20, 2022
Here and There: Sacred Objects, Spirit Animals, and Symbols for Manifesting Creative Visualizations from Massachusetts to Malawi –Drawings by Kristen Palana Opening Reception: June 18th, 2022 1:00-3:00 PM Regular attendees to the Narrows are familiar with our grand Art for the Soul painting which was inspired by Raphael’s famous Cherubini painting from 1514. It was […]
July 16, 2022 - September 2, 2022
Reception: Saturday, July 23rd 11am-2pm Subtlety might let slip bold truths. Brashness may become whispered secrets. Absurdity allows for answers to questions unasked. Humor can conceal the serious and the somber can revel in wit. “Wise Guise” unites four South Coast artists working in a wide variety of disciplines and with vastly differing temperaments and approaches to the world who share a common thread: things are not always what they seem. Joseph Fontinha engages in visual play, using video to create technological tricks on the eyes, a modern take on trompe l’oeil. His clever editing and assemblages can involve everyday objects, like an electric egg beater or a circular saw seemingly running, even when they are unplugged. Or positioning himself in a snowstorm in a phone booth inside a building. Keith Francis produces high concept assemblages, sculptures and installations that examine contemporary social, political and environmental issues. The fact that he utilizes objects...
September 10, 2022 - November 5, 2022
Three artists who use a welding torch to create works of art. Each one has a different purpose, but all come out the same. They create art from metal in different ways. Musical instruments, statues, and hammered metal. A collection of found objects to untouched metal molded into art. Each artist is in a world […]
November 12, 2022 - January 14, 2023
The Apple Tree on the Abandoned Railroad Line An Exhibition by Elin Noble and Lasse Antonsen The artist couple, Elin Noble and Lasse Antonsen, have long careers as artists, but this exhibition marks the first time they are presenting work they have made together. Noble and Antonsen had a residency in September 2018 in the town of Assens, on the Island of Fyn, in Denmark. While there, they discovered an apple tree on an abandoned railroad line, and began to dye cloth with the apple leaves, apple tree bark, and the apples themselves. In 2019 they returned to the island, and dyed additional cloth. Compositionally they decided to focus on the test strip, the small strip of cloth with which a dyer tests the color before dying a larger piece of cloth. The test strips Noble and Antonsen created have been partially dipped in an iron solution, darkening and expanding the color range. These “test strips” have then been arranged into wall hangings inspired by traditional Korean Bojagi, a...
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.