William Blizard Gallery
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William Blizard Gallery

The William Blizard Gallery is the primary art gallery of Springfield College. It is dedicated to showcasing the work of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts as well as professional artists from the local community and beyond. The Gallery aims to be a creative community space which supports experimental work in the arts and fosters dialogue and programming in arts and culture.

Our Current Show

Material World

Dawn Ertl, Gisela Insuaste, and Coe Lapossy

Through materials, we make ideas tangible. Themes such as memory, inheritance, trauma, myth, romantic love, queer narrative, and cultural history are embodied in the material explorations by the artists in this exhibit.

Gallery closing reception for artists and the public: Friday, November 7, 4-6 p.m.


Artist Talks, Workshops, and Closing Reception

Artist Talk with Coe Lapossy
Thursday, Oct. 31, 12:30 p.m.
William Blizard Gallery

Coe Lapossy creates installations that work to level hierarchies, unearth subversive queer narratives, infiltrate boys clubs, and troll modernism. They work to understand and disrupt histories, both personal and historical, in the hope that something in our hearts and minds can be remade. 

Artist Talk: The Shifting Landscape with Gisela Insuaste
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1:30 p.m.
William Blizard Gallery

Gisela Insuaste actively observes the build and natural environment. Through her drawings, photographs, installations, sculptures, and walks, she explores architecture, memory, myth, and topography related to these precarious, yet resilient, spaces around her. 

Workshop: Exploration, Observation, and Inspiration: Mapping the Urban Landscape
with Gisela Insuaste
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2-3:15 p.m.
William Blizard Gallery

Insuaste will lead a walking tour and art-making workshop that will explore and respond to the campus environment. 

Material World Closing Reception
Thursday, Nov. 7, 4-6 p.m.
William Blizard Gallery

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the Office of Visual and Performing Arts as soon as possible, at (413) 748-3930 to discuss your accessibility needs. Springfield College is a smoke-free/tobacco-free campus.