New Work from Connecticut Prisons, April 24, 2006 - June 2, 2006.
The Annual Show of Connecticut's Prison Arts Program (part of Community Partners in Action) showcased over 125 pieces of work created by inmate artists from Connecticut’s 18 correctional facilities. The exhibit was a collaboration between The Institute for Community Research (ICR) and Community Partners in Action (CPA). Throughout the year, the Prison Arts Program’s volunteer and professional artists teach both specific and general artistic skills to inmates. The Annual Show of new work has presented inmate art to the general public since the early 1990s. “It is a way of bringing the private world of the artist inmate into the public sphere,” says Program Manager Rebecca Boyden. “We emphasize the value of creative expression as a tool for personal change.”
Opening Reception & Keynote: May 4, 2006.
Panel Discussion: May 18, 2006.
Prison Release: Reintegration Challenges and Opportunities.
Gallery Talk: May 25, 2006.
Prison Arts: The Power to Transform Lives.
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