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About the Gallery

The Towne Art Gallery is a professional space that showcases the work of New England artists in a variety of media.

Gallery Hours:
Tues. - Thurs., 1 - 5 p.m.
Sat., 2 - 5 p.m. or by appointment

Admission: Free and open to the public

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Lower Level, Wheelock Family Theatre
180 Riverway
Boston, MA 02215


For More Information
Erica Licea-Kane, Gallery Director

See our past exhibits:

2016-2017 Archive
2015-2016 Archive
2014-2015 Archive
2013-2014 Archive
2012-2013 Archive
2011-2012 Archive
2010-2011 Archive
2006-2009 Archive

Schedule of Upcoming Exhibits

Be sure to join us at the Towne Art Gallery throughout the 2017-2018 year for the following exhibits. Details of each show will be added a few weeks before the opening date.

  • September 19-October 19, 2017: Linda Leslie Brown: Mixed Media Sculpture
  • October 31-November 30, 2017: The Hundred Dresses Project
  • December 11, 2017: Student Show
  • January 23-February 15, 2018: On-Kyeong Seong: Mixed Media Works
  • February 27-March 29, 2018: Greg Gómez: Drawings AND Erica Licea-Kane: Mixed Media Works
  • April 9-22, 2018: Ubuntu Arts
  • May 7, 2018: Student Showcase


Ubuntu Today: The Youth Speak

April 9 - 22, 2018

Opening Reception: April 10, 2018, 5 - 8 pm.
Gallery Hours:
Monday, April 9 - Thursday April 13, open 1 - 5 p.m. 
Friday, April 13, open 7 - 10 p.m. 
Saturday, April 14 - Sunday, April 15, open 1 - 5 p.m.
Monday, April 16, closed
Tuesday, April 17 - Friday April 20, open noon - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 - Sunday April 22, open 1 - 5 p.m.

Ubuntu Today poster

Ubuntu Today: The Youth Speak is the 12th annual exhibit of Ubuntu Arts, which is an ongoing initiative of the Youth Justice and Advocacy Undergraduate degree program at Wheelock College. Through the process of creation and exhibition of individual and collaborative youth art, we aspire to be "part of the solution."

The yearly exhibits are curated from youth artwork that is submitted in response to a call for youth art and from submissions by each of our collaborating youth programs through the Ubuntu Arts Youth Project.

Each year we use the theme of the exhibit to ask our senior capstone students and groups of community-based youth to imagine solutions and to consider the concept of Ubuntu as they develop competencies and express their voices through a variety of artistic media.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public and the opening event includes light refreshments and youth performances.


Greg Gómez: Drawings
Erica Licea-Kane: Mixed Media Works

February 27 - March 29, 2018

Gallery Talk: March 14, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Green Crown by Gregory Gomez

In Comparison by Erica Licea-Kane

This exhibition pairs Wheelock College faculty members who have taught together in the Arts Department for 20 years. Gregory Gómez will show works produced during his recent sabbatical and at residencies in Vermont and Cadaqués, Spain. Erica Licea-Kane will exhibit works made for her solo exhibition shown last July in Boston's South End.

Features Images:
Gregory Gómez: Green Crown, 2017, gouache and sandblasting on paper
Erica Licea-Kane: In Comparison, 2017, acrylic pigment/medium on wood


On-Kyeong Seong: Interaction of Synthesis

January 23 - February 15, 2018

Gallery Talk: February 7, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Looking Out on the Garden

Massachusetts Artist On-Kyeong Seong derives her mixed media works from nature, biology, microscopic forms, and the human body. She transforms this imagery into lushly produced surfaces from paint, paper, collage, and machine-sewn works, allowing the threads to hang free. Through her work, Seong shows us the juxtaposition between imperfections, perfection, and distorted realities along with the monstrous that can exist side by side.

Learn more at

Featured Image:
Looking Out on the Garden, 22"x28", 2017, sewing machine stitchery, oil on canvas


Student Showcase Art Exhibition

December 13, 2017

Reception: 7 - 7:30 p.m

Student Art Show

The Student Showcase Art Exhibition features works by Wheelock students. The reception will be followed by performances from Wheelock theatre classes at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room.


The Hundred Dresses Project: We Are All in This Together

October 31 - November 30, 2017

Gallery Talk: November 7, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Gallery Closed: November 21-November 27 (Thanksgiving Week)

Pilar Nidal artwork for 100 Dresses Project

Portland, Maine artist Crystal Cawley imagined and organized the exhibition that pays homage to Eleanor Estes' classic children's book, The Hundred Dresses. The book explores themes of acceptance, inclusion, art, empathy and standing up for what is right. Cawley printed 200 letterpress, yellow dresses and invited 200 artists to design their pattern to be included in this non-juried and collective exhibition.

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Featured Image:
Pilar Nadal, letterpress, collage, 11"x14", 2016


Linda Leslie Brown: Parts and Holes

September 19 - October 19, 2017

Artist's Reception: September 22, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery Closed:
October 7, 2017
Opening Our Doors Day Special Hours:
October 9, 2017, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gallery Talk:
October 12, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Salted Pink Sculpture
Linda Leslie Brown's work indicates her delight in a variety of practices, including sculpture, installation, and painting. Her work engages the interdependent relationships between nature, objects, and human creative perception. Brown's recent multi-media sculptural works are rife with allusions to the body. At the same time, they suggest the plastic, provisional, an uncertain world of a new and transgenic nature, where corporeal and mechanical entities recombine.

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Featured Image:
Salted Pink, mixed media, 8"x11"x8.5", 2017


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