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Western New England University, Art Gallery

October 10 - November 14

October is National Arts & Humanities Month. The Art Gallery at Western New England University will host “National Arts & Humanities Month at WNE: Celebrating Staff, Faculty, & Alums’ Creativity” from October 10 to November 14. The gallery will host a gallery talk/panel discussion on Thursday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. followed by an artist reception from 5:00-6:30 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

Featured artists include:

Staff & Faculty

  • Cassandra Deal, Development Specialist, Advancement Division
  • Matthew Dintzner, Professor & Assistant Dean for Assessment & Accreditation, College of Pharm & Health Sciences
  • Loris Epps, Associate Director, Career Development
  • Christina Fairman, Adjunct Lecturer, Visual Arts, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Laura L. Hansen, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Louise Ingram, Staff Assistant, Counseling Services
  • Patricia Jenks, Gallery Curator, Student Activities & Leadership Development
  • Joseph Ray, Adjunct Lecturer, Visual Arts, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Heather Salazar, Associate Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Nan Salky, Counselor
  • Kerry St. Laurent, Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Claire Wright, Program Coordinator, Student Activities & Leadership Development


  • Hatter Caim Meraki, ’82
  • Lucy Peltier, ’82
  • Lori Sheehan, ’90

National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals to create a national, state, and local focus on the arts and humanities through the media, to encourage the participation of individuals, as well as arts, humanities, and other organizations nationwide, to provide an opportunity for federal, state, and local business, government, and civic leaders to declare their support for the arts and humanities, and to establish a highly visible vehicle for raising public awareness about the arts and humanities.

NAHM was initiated to encourage Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of participation in the arts and humanities. It has become the nation’s largest collective annual celebration of the arts.

For information and directions to the gallery visit http://www1.wne.edu/student-activities/st-germain-campus-center.cfm or call the University at 413-782-1203.

The Art Gallery hosts various local artists’ exhibits throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Each artist has the opportunity to display his/her work, have a Gallery Opening Reception, and host a Gallery Talk about his/her art. In addition to showcasing the works of award-winning artists, the gallery also provides students with the opportunity to exhibit their own works of art and photography. The Art Gallery is conveniently located right inside the Portico entrance on the first floor of the St. Germain Campus Center and is open between the months of September and May the following hours:

  • Monday: 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.


October 10
November 14


Western New England University
215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, 01119 MA
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