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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Prison Arts Program Annual Show 2009 opens Saturday at Ely House

John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, (203) 624-8055
Art from Connecticut's Prisons
Through May 31, 2009.
Opening Reception: Sat., May 9, 5—7 p.m.

Press release

The 31st Annual Show of artwork from Connecticut's prisons will open at the John Slade Ely House in New Haven on Sat., May 9, with a reception from 5—7 p.m.

The show features over 150 artists from 15 correctional facilities. A tradition within the Connecticut prison system, inmates work all year towards this amazing show.

The Prison Arts Program was initiated in 1978 by Community Partners in Action. The Program provides arts workshops in correctional facilities throughout Connecticut, as well as exhibition and publication opportunities to all inmates incarcerated in the State. The Program publishes an Annual Journal and assists in the publication of many public educational materials for use by the Department of Public Health, the State Department of Education and the State Department of Correction.

Community Partners in Action (CPA) is a nonprofit agency created in 1875.


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