Community Partners In Action 2017 ANNUAL PRISON ARTS PROGRAM SHOW

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June 5th-June 30th

M-F 9 am – 9 pm / Saturday 9 am-3 pm

Capital Community College, Conrad L. Mallett Gallery, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT

This is the 39th Annual Show of artwork from Connecticut’s prisons, and features over 400 artworks from over 118 inmates and former inmates. Inmates and staff work all year toward this unique and extraordinary community event!

Reception through Friday, June 30th
Capital Community College Lobby
Free and open to the public!

Reception for this exhibition is held in conjunction with:
Reimagining Justice – A Conversation on the national impact of crime and incarceration, June 14-15 at Hartford Marriott Downtown. Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy are bringing together leading criminal justice professionals from across the country for a discussion on the impact of crime and incarceration, including new approaches to juvenile and young adult offenders, pretrial justice, incarceration, and re-entry.

Food for reception provided by West Hartford’s The Pond House Café and Zest 280! Operating in partnership with Community Partners in Action, Zest 280 is a mission-based restaurant with a 10 week culinary externship program for individuals re-entering the workplace, complimenting the program already in place at Billings Forge. This structured program trains individuals in a variety of necessary culinary skills as well as front of the house skills needed to re-enter the workforce.

Community Partners in Action is a non-profit agency created in 1875 that is dedicated to building a better community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity and restoration for people affected by the criminal justice system.

The Prison Arts Program, initiated in 1978, works with the Department of Correction to build and maintain a positive and constructive environment in Connecticut‘s prisons. While advocating for the value of rigorous, long term endeavors, the program promotes a change in direction, attitude, possibility, work ethic and empathy for all of those living and
working in the State’s prisons. The results are often extraordinary.

For further info or to provide support for the CPA Prison Arts Program please contact:
Jeffrey Greene, Program Manager / 860.722.9450 /