Gallery opening at Government Center

Mass in Motion- Fall River will be hosting a new gallery opening here 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!  As the coordinator of Mass in Motion-Fall River, I am 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 my colleagues.  On display is a variety of mediums from painting to needlework, photography to graphic design.

The Mass in Motion Municipal Leadership Grant is awarded to Cities that are committed to improving the health of residents and preventing chronic disease.  This has involved improving policies, systems, and environments in Fall River.  The Staircase Galleries encourage visitors and employees to use the stairs, and increase their physical activity in small, incremental STEPS!  Walking to destinations using the Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail or walking 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, allows us to be amazed at Fall River’s wealth of natural resources and beauty.

Please, use the stairs and be amazed also at the variety of talent that this show demonstrates among our City employees!

Julianne Kelly, Coordinator-Mass in Motion-Fall River

I wish to thank the following for making this 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

Special Thank you to Michael Labossiere, City Forester, for the piano interlude during the Opening


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