The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Building Bridges Virtual Showcase

Join us June 30th-July 9th for the Building Bridges Virtual Showcase


There will be live sessions at Noon and 8pm on June 30th, July 1st, 7th, 8th, and 9th, including:
-Our Immigrant Voices project
-Spoken word
-Art demonstrations
-Musical perforances

*watch on Facebook Live and our website.

In addition, there will be Digital Galleries featuring 50+ Umass staff, launching on June 30th

Sign up for the Virtual Showcase today:

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.

Our work evolves in conversation with UMass community members. Contact us to learn more about our programming and to get involved.


Tues, June 30th 

12:00-12:45- Kick off session 

8:00-8:30- Performance: Chelsie Field 

Wed, July 1st 

12:00-12:30- Lisa Korpiewski and Karen Hakala gelli printing session: Join Lisa and Karen as they walk you through the process of Gelli Printing. Lisa invites us into her home studio to show us a few tricks and techniques. Karen will share how she uses the gel plate in her art. Together, they discuss the process so that you can learn and become inspired.

8:00-8:30- Wayne Gagnon interactive sketching: Join Wayne as he draws whimsical creatures while reminiscing about street sketching and the people he has met. He will also take requests from the virtual audience!

Digital Galleries 

Gallery 1 Launching June 30 (Painting, Sketching, Greeting Cards, Illustrations,
Stained Glass + Photography!)

Gallery 2 Launching July 1st (Quilting, Chainmail, Sketching, Painting, Decals, Pastels, Mixed Media) 


Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, July 9, 2020 (All day)