Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery

Art Gallery at STCC

The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery presents approximately six exhibits each academic year featuring works by artists of local and national repute, as well as STCC student work. All exhibits are supported in part by funding from the School of Liberal and Professional Studies. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.


Exhibitions and Virtual Gallery Events

You can view an archive of all exhibitions on the Past Gallery Exhibitions page.

Carberry Conversations

Carberry Conversations is a series of virtual talks throughout the academic year between associate professor and gallery coordinator Sondra Peron and several past exhibiting artists whose work has been on view at the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery since 2013 and STCC’s very own art faculty. Conceived in response to the ongoing pandemic, these conversations function as a space to connect working artists and photographers to STCC and the Greater Springfield community covering a wide variety of topics including origin stories, the impact of current events on the artistic process, and the function of art and photography during times of crisis.

For a list of upcoming and past conversations, please see the Carberry Conversations page.

Spring 2022 Exhibitions and Virtual Gallery Events

  • January 28, 12:15 p.m., Carberry Conversations with artist Eric Pelka (YouTube)
  • February 7, 11 a.m., Carberry Conversations with artist and educator Kiayani Douglas (YouTube)
  • February 25, 12:15 p.m., Carberry Conversations with artist Andrae Green (YouTube)
  • March 1-31, Paul Bloomfield, The Covid-19 Series (in-person)
  • March 10, 11 a.m., Carberry Conversations with Featured Faculty Priya Nadkarni Green (YouTube)
  • March 21, 11 a.m., Carberry Conversations with Featured Faculty Paul Bloomfield (YouTube)
  • April 1-30, Artist-in-Residence with Donnabelle Casis (gallery closed while work is created)
  • April 26, 11 a.m, Carberry Conversations with Artist-in-Residence Donnabelle Casis (YouTube)
  • April 30, 12 noon - 4 p.m., Opening reception with Donnabelle Casis (in-person/masks required)
  • May 2-6, Gallery Open with Artist-in-Residence artwork by Donnabelle Casis

Kinetic Peripatetic — New Work by Donnabelle Casis

Gallery open to the public with a reception for the artist: Sat., April 30, 12-4 p.m.

Open Hours: Mon., May 2, and Tue., May 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wed., May 4, noon to 3 p.m.; Thur., May 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fri., May 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Time and space can be two important elements to a visual artist who wants to experiment and create innovative work. Donnabelle Casis, whose artwork was first installed at the Carberry Gallery in March 2020 only to close after two days due to the pandemic, is a Filipina-American artist living and working in Western Massachusetts. Throughout the month of April, she has been creating new 3D mobile artwork in the space that will be on view on April 30 and May 2-6, 2022.

“I am fascinated by visual perception and how meaning is derived from what we see. I look for hidden geometries that may connect discrete perspectives to form a greater whole,” -Donnabelle Casis

Trained as a painter, she expanded on her mastery of two-dimensional artwork to include large 3-dimensional artwork. Her current paintings explore the relationship of personal identity to visual systems of signification in both ancient and modern cultures. She draws from various sources such as Filipino tribal tattoos and textiles, facial recognition software, cosmology and the philosophy of metaphysics, among others.

Filipino tribal imagery is tied to storytelling, marks of accomplishment and societal roles. Facial recognition software maps physical characteristics which determine one’s visual identity.

full room view of Casis work of cactus esque paper arch figures Casis' colored arches

close up on colorful stitching

Casis' work of yellow sticks shooting out of black hole filled container similar to the game Kerplunk.Casis' art of colored circles attached by wires as if a bizarro world model of galaxxy clusters in motion


The Camera Obscura Room

2018-2019 Academic Year: The Camera Obscura Room, an annex to the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of STCC is free and open to the public between September and May when the gallery is open and exhibitions are on view.

 

In this camera obscura, you can see Pearl Street, in full color and motion. This should sound familiar since the same is true, in a basic way, to how your eyes work to see or how a camera works. Five minutes is recommended to allow your eyes some time to adjust and you can enjoy the full effect of this educational and entertaining experience.

What is a Camera Obscura? In Latin, the term, “camera obscura” means literally “dark room.” The laws of optics dictate that light travels in straight lines and when rays of light reflect off objects outside a darkened room, some of those rays traveling through a small hole or aperture in a window, reform on the opposite wall; upside down & backwards!


Call for Exhibition Proposals

The college invites all area artists, photographers, video and installation artists to an to present and/or produce an exhibition in collaboration with the fine arts gallery.

Location

Fine Arts Building (B28), first floor, on the Pearl Street side of the STCC campus.

Ample parking is available on campus in K Lot. Use Pearl Street gate.

Hours

Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4, 12 noon - 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact Information

Sondra Peron
Coordinator of Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery and Cultural Programming
Associate Professor, Fine Arts Department
Darkroom/Office: Putnam Hall (B17), Room 508

http://www.sondraperon.com
speron@stcc.edu

Gallery phone: (413) 755-5258
Gallery email:
gallery@stcc.edu

Mailing Address

Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery
Springfield Technical Community College,
One Armory Square Suite 1
P.O. Box 9000, Springfield, MA 01102-9000