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Art and exercise are headed to Government Center in “The Staircase Galleries”



Screen shot from video taken by David Weed

The annual opportunity to get moving while at the same time seeing some local art is headed to Fall River Government Center.

Mass in Motion- Fall River will be hosting a new gallery opening at Government Center on Wednesday, February 20th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Since December 2009, the Staircase Galleries at Government Center have celebrated the artistic creativity of Fall River’s residents from preschoolers to veterans. Coordinator of Mass in Motion-Fall River Julianne Kelly is happy to welcome you to take the stairs and enjoy the artwork created by the City’s own employees! This show reveals the talent that most often is unseen and, therefore, unknown among city workers. On display will be a variety of mediums from painting to needlework, photography to graphic design.

The Staircase Galleries encourage visitors and employees to use the stairs, and increase their physical activity in small, incremental steps.

Mass in Motion encourages residents to also walk using the Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail or walk for pure enjoyment on the David S. Weed Nature Trail at Cook Pond, Taunton River boardwalk, three Olmsted parks, or in the Southeastern MA Bio-reserve to enjoy Fall River’s wealth of natural resources and beauty.

According to Kelly, the following people had a hand in making the exhibit possible:

Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II
Monica Sousa-Publicity
Brenda Mello- Program Design
Don Casey- Installation, David Lavoie- Building Maintenance
Riverside Art
People Inc. – especially Taylor, Maddy, Sonia, Kimberly Ouellette and Robin Mulligan
Michael Labossiere-Piano interlude during the opening

The Gallery artists include:

Eugene Borges
Robert Cloutier
Fellisha Desmaris
Armanda Giraldes
Sandy Fisher
John Lincourt
Gayle Orlando
Vinnie Pavao

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