Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery opens counter-culture exhibition “Off The Beaten Path”

May 28, 2024
By: Bellalorraine Carey-Hicks

The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery opens Off The Beaten Path, a counter-culture, open-call art exhibition juried by artist Robb Sandagata. 

Off The Beaten Path features artwork that contains roots within underground culture, and that inspires a vast variety of topics and aesthetics that focus on the more non-traditional art practices that are not typically seen in conventional fine art galleries. The show takes any artistic styles residing in the “underbelly” of the art world and places them within the spotlight. 

Jurying artist Robb Sandagata was born in New Haven, Conn., and has lived in New York, Arizona, and Massachusetts. Sandagata’s work combines narrative, comics, grotesque figures, experimentation, and biomorphism while referencing pop culture, punk, and various styles of music. He studied sculpture and liberal arts at Sarah Lawrence College and later earned a master’s in secondary education. He currently lives in Lowell, Mass. 

Opening reception: Thursday, June 6, 4-7 p.m. 

Worcester State’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery offers five main exhibits interspersed with shorter term events throughout the year. The gallery invites artists in all stages of their careers along with our faculty and students to exhibit works that explore the established, edgy, and innovative ideas in the artistic world. The gallery’s mission is to contribute to the cultural offerings of the region by exhibiting work of vitality and interest in the contemporary art world. 

Gallery hours:

Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday 1-5 p.m. 

For more information regarding upcoming exhibitions and art offerings, contact the gallery at or 508-929-8651, or visit the gallery online at

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