William Blizard Gallery
A message to our VIsitors:
The gallery will re-open on February 8 with the exhibit Rhizomatic.
We will be offering limited spring hours: Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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
Rhizomatic: Cause to Strike Root
Virtual and Live Art Exhibition
February 8-March 5
Exhibitors: Reed Anderson, Alex Callender, Donnabelle Casis, Beth Humphrey, Stacey McCarthy, Baird Soules, Scott Wolniak, and poetry by Rob Bywater. Curated by Jacin Giordano and Jessica Poser.
In botany, rhizomes are root masses that send out roots and shoots from various nodes. As a theoretical framework, the rhizome suggests an image of thought, one which has multiple entry and exit points, a non-hierarchical structure with no beginning and no end. The work in this exhibit explores these connections in imagery and process as well as in material and conceptual approaches.
Refugees, Resistance, Resilience: Creating Emotional Resonance
Virtual Art Exhibition
Artists: Simone Alter-Muri, Harriet Diamond, Viki Gable, and Judy Shintani
March 15-April 9
This exhibit, envisioned by Simone Alter-Muri, connects present-day refugee crises to those of the past. Art can serve as both a witness and as a vehicle to address social issues. Art also can help convey and, indeed, instill resilience.
The virtual exhibit can be viewed from March 15 to April 9 here.
Artists talk and Poetry Reading by poet D. Dina Friedman
March 18, 7 to 8:30
Artists Simone Alter-Muri, Harriet Diamond, Viki Gable, and Judy Shintani will discuss their artwork, their rationale and passion for creating the art, and their intention to raise awareness of another pandemic—that of refugees. D. Dina Friedman will read her poems about the refugee crisis on the Mexican-U.S. border. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.
Join the conversation on Zoom. ID: 998 6739 1729
Past Virtual Shows
Virtual Student Art Exhibition
In this inclusive virtual exhibit, see the work of Sarah Collins, a graduating Springfield College senior in art therapy, as well as artwork completed by students in many of our courses in visual and performing arts including: Studio in Painting, Studio in Drawing, Studio in Sculpture, Studio in Design, and Pre-practicum in Art Therapy.
What We Made: Art in the Time of COVID
Virtual and Live Exhibit
What We Made: Art in the Time of COVID showcases a selection of creative work that has come out of this challenging time, with a focus on the resilience and creativity of the Springfield College community, and the importance of our voices in times of uncertainty. Creative work from faculty includes painting, collage, digital art, video, photography, sculpture, ceramics and poetry.
Virtual Student Art Exhibition
While the Gallery may be closed at this time, we are excited to be able to offer visitors other ways to enjoy artistic creations. View work from our talented undergraduate and graduate students through our virtual art shows.
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.