Building Bridges Showcase 2022



Connection ~ Solidarity ~ Resilience ~  Support ~ Kindness ~ Joy ~ Calm ~  Transcending Division 

Building Bridges draws on the power of solidarity and creative expression to bring people together and create a bridge across difference.


Welcome to the 2022 Building Bridges Showcase landing page!


Tuesday, April 5th, 12:00 - 7:00

Randolph W. Bromery Center for the Arts



This Year's Virtual Gallery 

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Art Demonstrations and Workshop Schedule: 12:00 - 4:00


  • Gelli Printing with Lisa Korpiewski and Karen Hakala

  • Home Made Soaps with Mara Martins

  • Fly Tying with Matthew Thornton

  • 16th & 17th Century Costumes with Axel Boy 

  • Salsa with Katie Sadler

  • Miniatures with David Wilson

  • Stained Glass Workshop with Cathy Collins

  • Building Bridges card station 


Performance Schedule: 12:00 - 7:00


12:00 – 12:45   Voices of UMass Memoir Readings

4:30 – 4:50       Peter Beebe - Acoustic Performance

4:50 – 5:00       Christine Piquette - Book Reading

5:00 – 5:20       Myles Jéh – Musical Performance

5:30 – 5:50       UMass Unions United Labor Chorus – Musical Performance

5:50 – 6:00       Nicholas Chavez - Poetry Reading

6:00 – 6:20       Poetry and Readings

6:20 – 7:00       Reggae Music with Anthony Nepal, Chris Ellis and Chris Hartman






Random Acts of Kindness Through Art


Scroll through the gallery below and pick up your Free Art today!




Building Bridges participants are giving free art to members of our campus community as random acts of kindness. 


Find your free art! Stations are set up in the following locations:


Hampshire Dining Commons

Whitmore Administration Building, 3rd Floor

Center for International Education, Montague House 

400 Venture Way 

Goodell Building

Life Sciences Laboratory

Machmer Hall

 The Student Union

South College


Building Bridges participants would like to share these works of art with you, as a “random act of kindness.”

Constructing a future that prioritizes collective struggle and love over division requires empathy and kindness along with engagement on critical social issues. 

During the pandemic especially, our Worker Artist group has centered creative expression as a way to lift each other up during difficult times. We hope that this art brings you joy, hope, inspiration. 

We also invite you to consider what random and radical act of kindness you may be able to share with a friend, family member, our UMass community or with the world.

And, please join us at our annual Building Bridges Showcase Event on April 5th, from 12:00 – 7:00 at the Randolph W. Bromery Center for the Arts here on campus.    



Welcome Video From Chancellor Subbaswamy to the 2021 Showcase

Click here to see the 2021 Building Bridges Virtual Showcase