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Westfield State Maris Art Gallery to host Charles Suggs exhibit

WESTFIELD, Mass.—Westfield State University’s Arno Maris Art Gallery will host “Ephemeral Marks,” an exhibit by Charles Suggs, from Sept. 13 to Oct. 23. The artist will present a talk on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 3:15 p.m. in the gallery, which is located in Ely Campus Center, at 577 Western Ave.

In May 2020, The Boston Globe named Suggs one of “five outstanding art school grads for 2020.” He is fascinated with researching lesser-known stories from Black history and exploring them in his art. His art began with drawings, transitioned to watercolors, and recently expanded to video and animation. To view some of Suggs’ work, visit

The exhibit and gallery talk are free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday,
10 a.m.–2 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information, visit

Image: An example of the work of Charles Suggs

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public, co-educational college in America to offer an education without a barrier to race, gender, or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. For more information about Westfield State University, visit,, or

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