Gallery 5

Gallery 5 - Emmanuel Art  DepartmentGallery 5 seeks to engage the larger art community of Boston and vicinity with the goal of positioning Emmanuel College as a viable and significant participant in contemporary art. With its active exhibition schedule, opening receptions, and artist talks, Gallery 5 actively engages the discourse of contemporary art with the goal of introducing this discourse to the Emmanuel College community and beyond. 

Gallery 5 provides an essential exhibition space for the Emmanuel College Art Department. The Gallery is consistently active with exhibitions of work by professional artists, emerging artists, artist residents, outsider artists and Emmanuel College art students and alumni. The Gallery is utilized by faculty throughout the year as an educational tool that supports their teaching through the organizing of exhibitions with themes that are directly related to Art Department course content.  

Sofie Hodara

Steward in Memoriam 

October 9 - November 17, 2017

According to climate scientists, the Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park are in danger of extinction over the next 100 years. Though populations of the trees living farther north, where temperatures are cooler, are thriving, the ones in the park may not survive the changing environment.

In response to this poetic tragedy - the death of the park's namesake - artist and designer, Sofie Elana Hodara spent June at BoxoProjects artist-in-residence, right outside of the Joshua Tree National Park. There, she collected the sounds of dying or injured Joshua trees in and around the park, keeping detailed records of the sites of each recording. Steward in Memoriam is an exhibition of documentation of her time there. Through multi-media collage, the show addresses ideas of preservation and memory within the context of the Joshua Tree National Park.

Emilia Lloret The Pride Revolution

Lina Marie Giraldo Buildup

Stephan Jacobs Full Circle

Bernie D'Onofrio and Steve Hazsonics Two Views

Reinis Lismanis Solid Views

Rachel Eng  Aggregations

Ariel Freiberg Opia

Scott Patrick Wiener I Can't Hear What You Can't See

Erica Licea-Kane  Built Paintings

Dan Kornrumpf  Observing Energies

Andrea Evans Clear Cut

Mari LaCure and Matthew Murphy Astrometry

Katie James Some Relevant Saints

Eric Petitti To the memory of Turner Eteocles. 2468-2535

Jeanne Ramalho Transfers on Wood

Sara Egan Plaster/Work

Bernie D'Onofrio New Glass Work

Jordan Corey No Flash

Stacy Thomas-Vickory Bending the Horizon

John Magnifico is consumed by branding

Arla Patch Healing through Creativity

Holly Curcio A Matter of Perspective

Eileen Gagarin letting letters loose

Paul McAllister

Naoko Matsumoto Reminiscence in Space

Hugo Barratta

Mat Tomezsko and Ben Saint-Maxent

Welcome True and Untrue

December 4 - February 2, 2018

Curated by: IICAT guest curatorial collective

Welcome True And Untrue, acrylic, spray paint marker on panel, 48" x 48" Mat Tomezsko

Still from Ben Saint-Maxent video

Ben Saint-Maxent

Janice Jakielski

February 19 - March 30, 2018.

Image of ceramic piece

Exhibition Proposals and Artist Submissions

Gallery 5 invites artist submissions. Proposals are currently being accepted. The Gallery is located in a highly visible space in the recently renovated Art Department. Artists interested in exhibiting or curating an exhibition in Gallery 5 should submit the following:

  • 10 - 20 images of recent work
  • Artist statement
  • Resume
  • Short bio (optional)
  • Brief letter of intent
  • Contact information

Submission materials can be sent to or by mail to:

Brian Littlefield
Assistant Professor of Art
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of submission materials, if desired.