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Fall River Open Studios @ Groundwork

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re participating in the 2nd Annual Fall River Open Studios tour hosted by Fall River Arts & Culture Coalition (FRACC) in conjunction with SouthCoast Spring Arts week. Join us for an open house on Friday, May 12, from 4-8pm featuring a drink bar, visual arts, and live music.

Here are the artists and performers we are featuring:

The Khourys

This local sister duo will be offering a live music performance in the coworking area from 5-7pm. Hear the Khourys on Spotify.

Brooke Mullins Doherty

Brooke Mullins Doherty’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She has had recent solo shows at the New Bedford Co-Creative Center, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, the New Bedford Art Museum; Van Vessem Gallery in Tiverton, Rhode Island; Colo Colo Gallery in New Bedford, Massachusetts; Leslie Powell Gallery in Lawton, Oklahome; the Anderson Gallery at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts; Frame 301 at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts; 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange in East Boston; and the Student Union Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She has also participated in numerous exhibitions including Art in the Park in Elm Park, Worcester, Massachusetts and The New Bedford Invitational: From Swain to Today at the New Bedford Art Museum.

Currently residing in Fall River, Massachusetts and teaching at Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts, Cape Cod Community College, Bristol Community College, and the Community College of Rhode Island, Brooke Mullins Doherty has also taught sculpture courses at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.


Mark Gleicher

Mark Gleicher is an artist hailing from Little Compton, RI. He studied and worked with some of the best artists of a certain generation including Jay Boutin. His work has been exhibited nationally and somewhat internationally throughout his 30 year career, including locally at Gallery X and the Groundwork Gallery in New Bedford. In a recent article his work was compared to that of Rembrandt, to quote the writer, “…Gleicher is no Rembrandt.” Mark’s work is an attempt to express an emotion that does not yet exist.


Paulina Fuenzalida-Guzmán

Paulina is a versatile artist whose diverse interior design and journalism background has led her to pursue a career in fiber art. Born in Santiago, Chile, she moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 2018 with her family to pursue an MFA
in Fibers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Paulina{s earlier work focused on human rights violations during the collapse of democracy in Chile. Her current body of work reflects her interest in exploring the concept of identity and how both personal experiences and external circumstances shape it.

In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Paulina was awarded the Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Student Award in 2019, a prestigious award recognizing excellence in Fiber graduate and undergraduate students. Paulina is leading a collaborative textile project and organizing a travel exhibition with the minority Latino artists and New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA community. Her commitment to showcasing underrepresented voices and promoting diversity in the arts is a testament to her creative vision and dedication to social justice.


Sonya Annette Priest

Massachusetts-based artist, Sonya Annette Priest has been honing her skills in painting, for the last several years. Her top 3 mediums are oil paint, digital media, and charcoal. Whether she is using a brush on canvas or a stylus on a tablet, her techniques are very similar. While attending college, she became interested in painting, studying alongside her mentor and friend Jason Chase. Sonya’s artistic abilities are well-rounded. When she is not painting, she is making music or writing comedy. Outside of creating she enjoys spending lots of time with her dog Chunk.


Kendra Rosa

Kendra Rosa comes from a family of artists who instilled in her a passion for creativity that crosses the boundaries of artistic disciplines. While her current focus is photography, Kendra has also pursued painting, sculpting, and graphic design. She earned her Associates in Fine Arts from Bristol Community College before attending the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston where she earned her BA in Industrial Design. 

Born in Dartmouth Massachusetts, and currently residing there, Kendra has also lived and worked in Fall River throughout much of her adult life. The city serves as a strong connection to her Portuguese heritage which is reflected in some of her work. Kendra’s photography captures the beauty of South Coast New England, her experiences traveling, and her abstract view of the world. In 2020, Kendra had her first child which has given her a new and wondrous perspective on life that is portrayed in some of her more recent work.


“Maki” Mark Carvalho

American Street Artist Mark Carvalho works with hand-cut stencils to create unique, layered artwork that is constantly evolving. In his words:  “Over a decade of exploration in street art and stencils. My process has evolved from a sterile Photoshop style to an organic one stencil vision that was spawned from the necessity of a vandal. These photographs are the documentation of this journey.” We are revealing a brand-new mural by Maki on Friday. Come by to catch the first glimpse.


For information about other open studios venues and events, visit FRACC’s website. 


May 12
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Groundwork Fall River
2 Bank Street
Fall River, MA 02721 United States
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