Building Bridges Virtual Showcase, July 20 - 29, 2021, UMass Worker Artists, Our Immigrant Voices Panels, Music, Performance, and more, stay tuned for a full schedule, to get involved, email Jacob Carter at, Solidarity, Community, Kindness, Visibility, Hope

Building Bridges Virtual Showcase Live Session - Gelli Printing Demystified - with Sarah Jarman and Lisa Korpiewski + Closing Fireworks!

Event Details

Thursday, Jul. 29, 2021

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.



Event Website

Online registration or tickets


Jacob Carter

Partnership for Worker Education

This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

Building Bridges is a UMass public art and engagement initiative that draws on the power of solidarity and creative expression to bring people together and create a bridge across difference. Our initiative focuses on the very real and positive possibilities that exist when people come together across race, religion, class, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, nationality, and more.

Our 2021 Building Bridges Virtual Showcase launches on July 20th and will be ongoing through July 29th. This year’s Showcase features creative work and projects by over 70 UMass Amherst staff members.

This session features Sarah Jarman and Lisa Korpiewski sharing examples of Gelli Prints and talking about styles and techniques. This will be followed by Fireworks filmed by Michelle St. Martin.

The showcase will feature digital galleries and live sessions. The digital galleries will highlight the creative work of staff including photography, stained glass, painting, drawing, original songs, poetry, and more.

The live sessions are roughly 20-minute presentations/performances by staff members and will highlight Our Immigrant Voices projects, original writing and poetry, art demonstrations, glass blowing, and musical performances.

Live sessions will take place on Zoom and Facebook Live at Noon and 8pm on July 20th, 21st and 22nd and on July 27th, 28th and 29th. Join us!

To see our virtual galleries and register for our Live Sessions, visit out website:

Building Bridges is a collaboration among The Office of Equity and Inclusion, The Partnership for Worker Education, Office of Human Resources, and Civic Engagement Service-Learning.

For more information and to get involved, contact Project Director Jacob Carter: