Art Gallery

A ministry of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

Art Gallery


Dominican Center Marywood Gallery
featuring Patricia Beauchamp

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
Matthew 6:21

Exhibiting November – December 2014
The Artist’s reception, which is open to the public, will be
on the lower level of Dominican Center at Marywood on November 23rd from 1 – 4pm



Patricia Beauchamp resides in Kentwood and is a retired R.N. She worked for the Dominican Sisters for 21 years caring for sisters at Aquinata Hall and Marywood. Along with her passion for photography, she is currently working to create a collectino of vignettes telling the story of her life She is also working to preserve several generations of family recipes by creating a family heritage cookbook.

Artist Statement:

I have always enjoyed photography and of course, I am simply in love with my subject – my family and my grandchildren in particular. My eight children, twenty-seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren are my greatest treasure.


Many years ago I was gifted with an Instamatic camera which I carried in my pocket or purse to every holiday event, school program, sacramental celebration and any number of “firsts.” My kids, pointing me out to their friends, referred to me as, “the one with the camera.”


I graduated to a simple 35mm camera which served me well for several years. The last fifteen years I’ve used a digital camera. It is so easy to use and it’s always handy. My only problem seems to be taking too many pictures! Of course, the moments I capture are “all so precious” that I just can’t seem to delete any of them.


I am blessed to have many of my grandchildren living nearby, providing frequent opportunities to catch a moment. I never tire watching their fertile minds at work as I try to read an expression; wistful, winsome, hopeful, questing, joyous, silly, expectant, satisfied, proud, always growing someday to move on. As I look over my shoulder, the next generation is coming close behind, always a new baby to hold and a photo to take.


The Dominican Center Marywood Gallery is a space reserved by Dominican Center for the purpose of exhibiting art created by West Michigan Artists. Dominican Center appreciates and supports the Arts and desires to empower local artists in their creative works. The gallery is located in the Ground Floor Main Lobby of Dominican Center at Marywood.
For map of DCM Parking lot area, CLICK HERE . Francetta McCann, OP, is the gallery curator.
If you are a West Michigan artist interested in exhibiting your work at DCM, please email: