Gallery 5

Gallery 5 - Emmanuel Art  DepartmentGallery 5 seeks to engage the larger art community of Boston and vicinity with the goal of positioning Emmanuel College as a viable and significant participant in contemporary art. With its active exhibition schedule, opening receptions, and artist talks, Gallery 5 actively engages the discourse of contemporary art with the goal of introducing this discourse to the Emmanuel College community and beyond. 

Gallery 5 provides an essential exhibition space for the Emmanuel College Art Department. The Gallery is consistently active with exhibitions of work by professional artists, emerging artists, artist residents, outsider artists and Emmanuel College art students and alumni. The Gallery is utilized by faculty throughout the year as an educational tool that supports their teaching through the organizing of exhibitions with themes that are directly related to Art Department course content.  

Dr. Mehmet Berkmen 

Maria Peñil Cobo

Bacterial Art

Making Art From Living Bacteria

Sep 12, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018

Bridging the gap between Humans and Microbes:

Microbes were the first living things to inhabit this planet and have shaped every aspect of our ecosystems for the past 4 billion years. They represent the largest biomass, the most biodiversity, and are essential for recycling key elements and for human health. They are everywhere and all over our bodies, yet are invisible to our eyes. We do not see them nor notice them. Usually, we interact with them only in the context of disease and rot. This imbalanced and misinformed relationship that humans have with their own microbial community causes fear and disgust.
Our core mission is to change the relationship humans have with microbes. Using the universal language of art, we would like to bring the invisible to the visible. To familiarize the public with the beauty of bacteria. To engage the public into a deeper understanding and increase their awareness and interactions with the microbial communities in and around us.

Ultimately to enlighten and disseminate knowledge.

Bridging the gap between Arts and Sciences:

The description of Reality has been artificially split into methods of arts and sciences. This separation is reflected in our academic institutions and taught at a young age to growing minds. The philosophical separation between arts and sciences is rooted in history and culture, not in reality. We believe that the artistic and scientific methodologies of describing reality are equally valid. A holistic approach to describing reality using the methods of arts and science is essential to have a more complete understanding of our world.

Collaborative efforts between artists and scientists is therefore essential in bridging this artificial chasm.

Janice Jakielski Infinitley Fragile

Mat Tomezsko and Ben Saint-Maxent Welcome True and Untrue

Sofie Elana Hodara Stewart in Memoriam

Emilia Lloret The Pride Revolution

Lina Marie Giraldo Buildup

Stephan Jacobs Full Circle

Bernie D'Onofrio and Steve Hazsonics Two Views

Reinis Lismanis Solid Views

Rachel Eng  Aggregations

Ariel Freiberg Opia

Scott Patrick Wiener I Can't Hear What You Can't See

Erica Licea-Kane  Built Paintings

Dan Kornrumpf  Observing Energies

Andrea Evans Clear Cut

Mari LaCure and Matthew Murphy Astrometry

Katie James Some Relevant Saints

Eric Petitti To the memory of Turner Eteocles. 2468-2535

Jeanne Ramalho Transfers on Wood

Sara Egan Plaster/Work

Bernie D'Onofrio New Glass Work

Jordan Corey No Flash

Stacy Thomas-Vickory Bending the Horizon

John Magnifico is consumed by branding

Arla Patch Healing through Creativity

Holly Curcio A Matter of Perspective

Eileen Gagarin letting letters loose

Paul McAllister

Naoko Matsumoto Reminiscence in Space

Hugo Barratta

Kay Hartung


Nov 2nd - Dec 21, 2018

A fascination with the beauty and complexity of the microscopic world fuels Kay Hartung's paintings. Working in encaustic and mixed media, she contemplates the potential impact of cellular activity on the visible universe and the human species. The growth, multiplication, and movement of these biological forms is essential to her creative process, as they travel freely or are captured and tangled in sinuous webs.
The imagery, loosely based on observation of biological structures, explores the interconnections of these cellular forms. The process builds layer upon layer suggesting growth, development and movement. Some of the pieces are in more of a static or restful stage whereas others explode with activity. The order and chaos of these biological processes are captured in the imagery.

Kay Hartung is a mixed media artist who has a studio at ArtSpace Maynard and lives in
Acton, MA. She has a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA from Syracuse University. She was on the faculty of Bradford College in the Creative Arts Department for twenty years. She is a member of Fountain Street Gallery and has been a recipient of grants from Somerville Arts Council, Malden Arts Council and the Ford Foundation. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in many private and corporate collections.

Exhibition Proposals and Artist Submissions

Gallery 5 invites artist submissions. Proposals are currently being accepted. The Gallery is located in a highly visible space in the recently renovated Art Department. Artists interested in exhibiting or curating an exhibition in Gallery 5 should submit the following:

  • 10 - 20 images of recent work
  • Artist statement
  • Resume
  • Short bio (optional)
  • Brief letter of intent
  • Contact information

Submission materials can be sent to or by mail to:

Stephan Jacobs
Assistant Professor of Art
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of submission materials, if desired.