Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery opens two student art exhibits on May 2

April 29, 2024
By: Bellalorraine Carey-Hicks

A dual student art exhibition in the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery open on May 2. The opening reception on May 2 will include live music from Worcester State University professor Carlos Odria. The two shows, which will feature concurrently, are the spring 2024 Student Thesis Art Exhibition, featuring senior student artists Libia Goncalves, Thomas Delaporta, and Fiona Wilson, and Currents II, an exhibit of student work juried by Professor Susan Fischer.

“This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see current Worcester State students’ artistic creativity,” said Susan Fisher, juror of Currents II, about the student art show. Worcester State professor, gallery director, and thesis mentor, Stacey Parker, stated “The Thesis Exhibition is a showcase of the culmination of the work done and skills learned by our VPA majors. These students have spent months creating unique work that truly speaks to who they are as artists.”

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Show Dates: May 2-May 18

Worcester State VPA’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 works of vitality and interest in the contemporary art world. 

Gallery hours: Wednesday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Saturday 1 p.m.-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 via

About the Visual and Performing Arts Department:

The Worcester State Visual and Performing Arts Department offers interdisciplinary and specialized artistic education that prepares students for professional lives in the arts. Its educational spaces encompass the Fuller Theater, practice rooms for music, and art studios at the University’s Sagamore Studios. VPA students gain in-depth knowledge of their preferred art form – art, music, or theatre – plus an understanding of what the arts have in common, and how they are performed and exhibited in the real world. Worcester State’s VPA department is now offering a new art major, a 45-credit program of study combining hands-on studio work with art history and theory courses. Learn more at or connect with VPA on social media: Facebook/VPAatWorcesterState and Twitter and Instagram @WSUVPA. Follow our blog, The Artful Lancer, at or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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