Prison Art Opening and Exhibition
The Community Partners in Action (CPA) Prison Arts Program promotes self-examination and self-esteem in Connecticut inmates through participation in visual arts classes, exhibitions and publications, and brings the talent and creativity of the prison population to the community at large.
The Prison Arts Program provides classes and projects, as well as publication and exhibition opportunities, to people incarcerated in several of Connecticut’s correctional facilities. We believe that the arts are a vital tool in aiding inmates to use their sentenced time constructively by provoking them to develop their self-discipline, self-esteem, work ethic, and interpersonal and communication skills while they examine their lives and the actions which led to their incarceration.
SUSO and the Music and Arts Committee are sponsoring an exhibition of artwork by Connecticut inmates, from the permanent collection of the Prison Arts Program of CPA, one of AHCC’s outreach grant recipients. The Prison Arts Program works with the Department of Correction to build and maintain a positive and constructive environment in Connecticut’s prisons. Inmates are encouraged and enabled to create work that only exists because they exist — artwork that is unique, thoughtful, and thought-provoking. All are invited to a reception on October 9 that includes a talk by Jeffrey Greene, Prison Arts Program founder and manager.
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