FALL RIVER, August 26, 2020 – The Bay Coast Bank Gallery at the Narrows Center for the Arts is excited to announce its first virtual photography exhibition, Feasts and Festivals opening on August 26, 2020. The collection of over 250 photographs of Fall River’s public celebrations from the 1950s to the present offers visitors an exciting, safe, and fun way to come together to learn about and visually enjoy the city’s rich traditions. The interactive exhibition also invites visitors to contribute their own photographs, stories, and memories of feasts and festivals in the Greater Fall River area. During these times when it is difficult to physically come together, this exhibition makes it possible to reach out and connect with others in the wider community.
The photographs are selected from the archives of The Herald News and the work of UMass Dartmouth anthropologist, Andrea Klimt and document everything from holiday parades and citywide festivities to neighborhood block parties, religious processions, and celebrations of cultural heritage. Want to see what St. Patrick’s Day looked like in the 1960s? Check out the performances at Fall River Celebrates America festivities over the past several decades? Revisit the city’s annual Cambodian Festival or Great Feast of the Holy Ghost? Reminisce about marching in the Durfee Cheer Parade? Discover who cooks all the malasadas, kielbasa, corned beef, twa ko, and tamales that are delicious parts of so many festivities? Find a family member or friend among the crowds of spectators? Share your own memories and photographs of public festivals? If so, the opportunity is just a free and easy click away. Visit: gallery.narrowscenter.org
The Feasts and Festivals exhibition is curated by Andrea Klimt and Debra Charlebois, Gallery Director at the BayCoast Bank Gallery at the Narrows Center for the Arts. Colin Furze, photography editor at The Herald News, selected the Herald’s photographs. A UMass Dartmouth Community Engaged Research grant to Andrea Klimt and support of the Narrows Center for the Arts made this exhibition possible.
For more information on this exhibition, contact Deb Charlebois at firstname.lastname@example.org
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